I have waited tables. I’ve worked in bars. You know who tips well? The working poor, the lower middle class, and people who work or have worked in service industries. You know who tips shitty or not at all? Rich people, upper middle class people, and privileged fuckers who use their “moral opposition” to tipping to be cheap assholes.
truth. the poor are the most generous.
I had to explain the concept of tipping to a class of English students in Japan, where tipping is not practiced. They didn’t understand why servers would receive an arbitrary amount of “extra” money from customers.
It’s not “extra”, I explained. American servers are often paid a below-minimum wage, and they “make it up” with their tips.
Ohhh, went the class. But then they began to exchange worried glances. But the amount is still arbitrary and optional, one student pointed out. If customers don’t have to tip, what happens if the servers don’t get enough tips to make up the difference? They don’t make minimum wage that day, I explained. And the room erupted with bewilderment and disbelief.
(I was so damn embarrassed on behalf of my own culture. And that was even before they started comparing extravagant tipping to bribery and wondering if, oh gosh, people don’t “punish” their servers with low tips on purpose…do they?)
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