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Old 07-17-2010, 03:16 AM   #101
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While this has its logic, I am not sure how accurate the assumption that tipping ensures you all those services is. Experience? it's been agreed? or just a guess?
I go out of my way to do all sorts of extra services for anyone who I know tips me well, especially if that person is a regular customer.

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Let them hang around after the bar closes with the staff for another drink or two
If I have the time, I've gone back to the kitchen and sliced up cucumber to garnish gin and tonics for a couple guys (it was a college pub and your usual garnish options were limes or lemons)
I've got my manager to bring in special bottles of booze that we didn't normally carry just for them
I've sold them a couple uncracked beers to take home so they had booze at their house for girls they were bringing home (illegal here)
Will absolutely give them the first service when there are long lineups
Talk them up for girls, or just send a couple fruity promo shots to girls and say it was courtesy of 'those guys' (usually only for the more shy/awkward type guys)

The list could go on
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:28 AM   #102
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[QUOTE=3after909;20143109For example, afaik, it's rude to tip in a pub in the UK. [/QUOTE]

LOL wut?

It's not standard but I will bet that less than 1% of bar staff think it's insulting.

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level?

when the americans played ghana, she made $200 in tips.
Clearly Ghanaians are awesome tippers.

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Without tipping topics how will I maintain my post per day rate?
Henry might be a bit of a freak and a weird dude, but he does bring the lulz sometimes.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:21 AM   #103
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LOL wut?

It's not standard but I will bet that less than 1% of bar staff think it's insulting.
Obviously this is becoming more of a thing in the past but it used to be seen as contempt of lower class people so the nice thing is to buy the bartender a drink(one for you love/mate), most of the time the bartender would just take the cost of a pint as tip.

Down south this is even less common i guess?

I was reading on a Swedish forum about tipping in USA and one guy brought a load of 20SEK($2.7) notes and was handing them out as tips as he hadn't had time to exchange them but he assured the tipees that it was in fact worth more than $20

Also Scotty I get all those things from the bartenders at my local and I don't tip on drinks so I know the reason for them doing so is because they think I'm a nice/funny guy and not just for the money which I would think if I was a big tipper.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:41 PM   #104
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On a side note, I find it funny how so many Americans are against socialism but at the same time adamantly support the current tipping norm which is a sort of socialism on a smaller scale.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:55 PM   #105
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On a side note, I find it funny how so many Americans are against socialism but at the same time adamantly support the current tipping norm which is a sort of socialism on a smaller scale.
No, it's not even remotely similar. At all.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:58 PM   #106
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Yeah, it is.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:29 PM   #107
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:25 PM   #108
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Yeah, it is.
Paying money to insure good service is rendered is like socialism how?

TIPS = To Insure Proper/Prompt Service
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:15 PM   #109
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False.
I see, on a semi-regular basis, people either leave regular day jobs, or take on a few waiting shifts while they're at fairly prestigious schools, and absolutely drown trying to work at casual dining restaurants and have people without high school degrees completely run circles around them.
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:47 PM   #110
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It's like socialism in the sense that people with more income who tip high make up for those with lower ones who don't tip as much.
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:58 PM   #111
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Since this thread won't die I will point out that there was once a thread started by an Eurotard about having to ask the bartender to fill up their pint glass all the way. Other Euros chimed in to complain about this epidemic.

In the recorded history of America, this has happened zero times ever.

Nothing has so perfectly crystallized why American tipping culture > European.
I think I found it.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:13 PM   #112
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It's like socialism in the sense that people with more income who tip high make up for those with lower ones who don't tip as much.
The difference is that this is voluntary and in socialism the contribution from the wealthiest is not optional.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:47 PM   #113
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On a side note, I find it funny how so many Americans are against socialism but at the same time adamantly support the current tipping norm which is a sort of socialism on a smaller scale.
This is probably the dumbest thing I've read today. Congrats.
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:00 AM   #114
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i was hoping that once i would open a thread like this and it would be about cow tipping.
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:04 AM   #115
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This is probably the dumbest thing I've read today. Congrats.
+1, and I just came from that numerology/astrology bull**** thread
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:14 AM   #116
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+1, and I just came from that numerology/astrology bull**** thread
and what were you doing there?
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:10 AM   #117
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This is probably the dumbest thing I've read today. Congrats.
I don't think you can prove that.
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:19 AM   #118
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dont you people watch the office, jesus christ
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:21 AM   #119
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lol @ the people that missed the dwight reference. go inside more.
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:22 AM   #120
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dont you people watch the office, jesus christ
ahahaha nice. i swear i semigrunched that post from page 1.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:52 AM   #121
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It's like socialism in the sense that people with more income who tip high make up for those with lower ones who don't tip as much.

No offence but you are retarded. Scary thing is you likely still managed to get a degree from a Canadian university.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:21 AM   #122
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Referring to tipping as socialism is loltastic, it's the most capitalist thing ever.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:29 AM   #123
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Obviously this is becoming more of a thing in the past but it used to be seen as contempt of lower class people so the nice thing is to buy the bartender a drink(one for you love/mate), most of the time the bartender would just take the cost of a pint as tip.

Down south this is even less common i guess?
I live in the North. I've heard of the "one for you" but think I've only seen it on Heartbeat (drama series about a small village in the 60s). Can I ask how old you are?

I think if I tried it, even at my regular, the barman would look at me funny.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:48 AM   #124
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It depends how you look at it. Tipping is not mandatory, but it's still done by nearly all Americans, so making it legislature would not change much. Restaurants are privately owned, so obviously because of tipping there is an increase in profits for the owner, which is the capitalistic aspect of it, and not what I was driving at. Just implying that tipping could be viewed as a tax of sorts, disregarding the public or private aspect of it, used to increase the welfare of others.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:01 AM   #125
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No he doesn't.
He probably does some nights, which is why most losing poker players also think that they mostly win.
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