posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 06:36 PM
Originally posted by schuyler
I don't begrudge tipping and I tip well for good service. Although I have seen plenty of restaurant menus that say "A gratuity of 18% will be added
to parties of 8 or more" I have never seen one that simply adds a tip in, as this one from Appleby's does.
I question that. A tip is of my choosing, not the retaurant's. I can see getting a little bristly over that assumption. Obviously the pastor
over-reacted, but I see the basic point here. The restaurant was being presumptuous.
I admit that despite my (pro, favorable) stance on tipping, I also really dislike when a gratuity
which should be partially based on quality of
service is made mandatory. However, in the case of large parties it's somewhat understandable.
On that note, I'm not sure we got the whole story from the OP, or the linked article.
I did some reading about this, on reddit today. I may be mixing up my facts or stories.... but from what I gathered, it seems like this pastor
actually part of a large party.
The number I recall reading was 20 people.
I read that they requested separate bills--
probably in an attempt to get around the "automatic 18% gratuity for parties over 8" rule. I hope I was reading / remembering that right, and not
mixing it up with some other story. Popular Reddit threads are a bit hard for me to follow sometimes, with the many voices and sub-threadding. Either
way, her act was inexcusable, IMO. Especially if the above is accurate....
How disgustingly cheap this woman is. I hope her parishioners find out, and remember how kind she was, when placing their pennies in the basket.