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Old 06-12-2006   #61 (permalink)
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I was guilty of not reading the article kinked in the original post. It was surprised by what they meant by "Canadians". How sad.
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It turned out "Canadians" was how the staff referred to black customers so as not to be overheard making what might be construed as racially biased comments. I do hope some poor Canadian didn't overhear.
Yes, puts a little bit different spin on the conversation, doesn't it?
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Old 06-12-2006   #62 (permalink)
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Is the cash inside one of those credit card wallets? When I was a server, if the person was paying cash and it was "hidden" inside the wallet, I would often ask if the person needed change, since often they had already figured in tip and didn't want you to bring it back.
I was referring to when they return for payment and I have already put the cash down and it's obvious that if I give them all of it, the tip may be too large. For example, if the bill is $15 and I pay with a 20, they ask if I want the change. I would say yes because I will probably leave $3 or 20%.
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Studies have found servers leery of other groups as well, "foreigners, women, teenagers, the elderly and anyone bearing coupons."
Ain't that the truth!!
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I was guilty of not reading the article linked in the original post. It was surprised by what they meant by "Canadians". How sad.
My nephew was a server at a seafood chain and told me about this "Canadian" thing some time ago.
It is very offensive to say the least.
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A recent article from the BBC
Britons are the meanest holidaymakers in the world, according to a new survey.
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Wait a second.... All the previuos posts pointed to Canadian citizens, of Italian origin, who go to Church!

Ha ha ha

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my experience for best tippers.........old guys w/ hot young girlfriends
I agree, I have always ascribed to this system!
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Wait a second.... All the previuos posts pointed to Canadian citizens, of Italian origin, who go to Church!

Ha ha ha

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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset">Originally Posted by TAPPY

A recent article from the BBC
Britons are the meanest holidaymakers in the world, according to a new survey.
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Well, obviously you don't fit this discription!
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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset">Originally Posted by TAPPY

A recent article from the BBC
Britons are the meanest holidaymakers in the world, according to a new survey.
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Well, obviously you don't fit this discription!
Thanks Judy and for the record I tip well!
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Love those Brits !

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Wait a second.... All the previuos posts pointed to Canadian citizens, of Italian origin, who go to Church!

Ha ha ha

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I am glad you have a good sense of humor about it !

I love the people from the UK that have met in Mexico...they are always so happy to be on vacation and some place warm !!
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Yes, puts a little bit different spin on the conversation, doesn't it?
I also didn't read the link about what they really meant.
But I still say that we do likely tip more poorly than Americans, for my aforementioned reasons- the same applies for Europeans but even more so- aren't they notorious for not tipping when they travel because no one tips in some or most European countries?
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I also didn't read the link about what they really meant.
But I still say that we do likely tip more poorly than Americans, for my aforementioned reasons- the same applies for Europeans but even more so- aren't they notorious for not tipping when they travel because no one tips in some or most European countries?
Yeah, I always wanted to remind the Italians of the saying, "When in Rome...."
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Never heard that expression before. I always tip at least 20% for a sit down meal....leave small change at fast food, but never tipped at drive thru or for pick up! I know I'd drop the change in the drive thru and have people honking at me! Years ago I worked at a drive thru and NEVER expected or received a tip. I expect good service and that is what I tip for. Cold food, dirty dishes, poor service and surly attitudes are what makes me leave less than 20%.
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A major US-Italian Chain Restaurant, Romano's Macaroni Grill seem to have a bad habit regarding change here. Each one I have been to on many occassions have returned the check with your change (in cash only)..... The catch, it was short the coins.
So, if your meal was $14.23 and you give them a $20 bill, They bring you back $5. THAT right there immediately cuts your tip in half. Serious pet peeve. Don't steal my money. It wasn't like you accidentally brought back 75 cents instead of 77 cents. My coins due may only be 6 cents, but it is MY 6 cents. Instead, try the SMART thing and bring back $6 (all in ones because I'm not leaving you a $5 (1/3 of the cost of the meal)). Chances are, I am going to recognize you brought back too much change and I am going to leave you a bigger tip to be sure you "get your money back". In the end, you make more. A little risky on the server's part, but more often than not, they come out ahead.

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Thanks Judy and for the record I tip well!
So do I.....of course!!

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There is no excuse for that. It is always in the server's best interest to return not only the correct change but in the appropriate denominations. The customer should not have to ask to have a bill broken to leave a reasonable tip. And yes, every server knows what reasonable is.
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