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Ichikurosaki
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#41
ive always been in or around a pub, i know the prices, even though i dont drink out much

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snipelfritz
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#42
Note: I totally get that tipping isn't normal in the UK/elsewhere, but in the US it is. If you don't do it here, you're a dick and your server will make a point to inform the rest of the servers.
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#43
I fear that I would get into a lot of fights over cultural miscommunications if I were to visit America.
Mainly stemming from how my culture is objectively superior.
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#44
Depending on how many drinks I order (a beer most of the time), a dollar for one waitress is good enough. Then again, if they're fast and good paced, I tip them every time. I'm not a cheap ass.
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#45
Quote by Hydra150
I fear that I would get into a lot of fights over cultural miscommunications if I were to visit America.
Mainly stemming from how my culture is objectively superior.

That makes perfect sense considering we consider most Brits as objects rather than people.
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#46
Then we can agree to disagree


uh, you're paying for that, right?
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#47
Quote by snipelfritz
Note: I totally get that tipping isn't normal in the UK/elsewhere, but in the US it is. If you don't do it here, you're a dick and your server will make a point to inform the rest of the servers.

But by the time they find out you dont tip you already paid for your food/drink and you are on your way out, who cares if the other greedy servers know?
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#48
I always tip a base 15%

The word "tip" is actually an acronym standing for: To Insure Promptness.

If the service is slow, i take off a percentage off the 15%. If service is good, the waiter/waitress knows how to open and serve a bottle of wine and is knowledgeable about what i'm having, then i'll tip anywhere from 20-30%
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#49
I generally tip solid for bartenders who are quick, responsive, knowledgeable, and friendly. When I get those bartenders who hold a ten minute conversation with the dude next to me while I'm maintaining eye contact with an empty drink make me want to walk out without paying at all.
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JohnnyV
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#50
Ah, tipping...we meet again

I don't know how y'all handle it in Amurica, but at Tim Horton's up north here there's this strange obsession with tipping (at least on the East Coast). But...do you tip at McDonald's or Wendy's? F*ck no you don't, because fast food is meant to be served fast in the first place. Tim's is no different. I drive up to the window and say "One large black coffee please." and then by the time I get to the window they've got my order in-hand waiting for my money. Congrats, you poured a cup of coffee. Do you know any more tricks?

I'm not trying to be rude, but if your lifestyle requires you to make more money maybe you should be looking into working at a job that doesn't pay minimum wage? I understand that a lot of places only pay their waiting staff minimum wage and it is rather hard work. In that case, I tip based on service. Too bad I can't take money from these places for outlandishly bad service though...
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#51
Nope, no tipping from me. Only time I tip is when paying for a meal, and that's only if I deem that the wait staff have performed well enough to deserve a tip.
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#52
This is ABSOLUTE bullshit!!Look I understand if you really think your bartender is doing a good job to tip, but mandatory/ expected tipping at bars or tipping your tattoo artist is total bullshit!!You are already paying for a product/service and you are not paying cost. They are making probably an extremely high profit and there's no need to make it mandatory to tip on top of it. Bartenders have to accept that this is the industry they work in, do you tip your server at Macdonald's? What about the guy pumping your gas? BS...just another way to get money from the consumer if you ask me.
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#53
Quote by JohnnyV
Ah, tipping...we meet again

I don't know how y'all handle it in Amurica, but at Tim Horton's up north here there's this strange obsession with tipping (at least on the East Coast). But...do you tip at McDonald's or Wendy's? F*ck no you don't, because fast food is meant to be served fast in the first place. Tim's is no different. I drive up to the window and say "One large black coffee please." and then by the time I get to the window they've got my order in-hand waiting for my money. Congrats, you poured a cup of coffee. Do you know any more tricks?

I'm not trying to be rude, but if your lifestyle requires you to make more money maybe you should be looking into working at a job that doesn't pay minimum wage? I understand that a lot of places only pay their waiting staff minimum wage and it is rather hard work. In that case, I tip based on service. Too bad I can't take money from these places for outlandishly bad service though...

I live on the east coast and have NEVER tipped or have seen someone tip anybody at Tim's. Only thing close i've seen is "keep the change". **** the Tim Hortons in your town, dude
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#54
In Scotland and Italy I never tip unless I spend a whole night in the same place, and even then it's one bigger tip at the end, not after every drink.
If I went to the US and went out to a bar I guess I would tip since it's what is expected, but I would still rather just do it at the end of the night. That way it's more for consistently good service for the evening, not just for pouring a bottle once.

It's not really an issue since 90% of the time I buy booze at a supermarket and get drunk at someone's house or in a park somewhere if it's nice outside, like a good student should.

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#55
Quote by JohnnyV
I don't know how y'all handle it in Amurica, but at Tim Horton's up north here there's this strange obsession with tipping (at least on the East Coast).

Coming from Ontario, we never tipped at Timmies. But now I'm in NS and everyone tips or leaves their change behind at the drive through or cash out? It never crossed my mind to tip at Tim Hortons but I guess it's pretty standard here.

If I'm at a bar, typically I'll leave my change or a handsome tip. Drinking at the student bar at $3 a drink, I'll use a five and leave a dollar and take the other to play pool. If the bartenders a looker or got big cans... I'll still leave just as much but try to be more polite and engaging, cuz no student got money fo that.
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#56
I don't tip at Tim's either, but I know several people who work at various Tim's around the Maritimes and they quite literally have a sh*t fit every time I express my opinion on tipping at a fast food joint.

I took 2 years out of my life and worked part time while going to trade school to get a diploma so I could get a job that paid more than minimum wage. I wanted that extra money for myself, not for giving to people who dropped out of high school, never bothered to get an adult equivalent and then landed on putting in just 12 hours at Tim Horton's.

That said, I tip based on the service. I was even out of town with a couple friends and in an effort to look like a big shot (and a complete moron) I tipped a girl at a restaurant $80. I am now far less ballin'
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#57
I always tip.

I say 'you'd be a better barman if you served me faster'.
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#58
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I always tip a base 15%

The word "tip" is actually an acronym standing for: To Insure Promptness.

Should really be to ensure promptness, then. Which would be tep. Which is stupid, like tipping.
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#59
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Its not common practice here in the UK as far as I'm aware, so I dont do it


I was gonna say this. Plus, in London, drinks are expensive enough without a tip being added to it.
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#60
I make sure I do at places that I frequent. I also rarely wait long for service at those locations.
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#61
If you've ordered a round of fancy cocktails that they've had to spend 10 minutes making then yeah, I'll throw in a tip, but otherwise fark that. Drinks in Australia aren't that cheap usually and wages at bars are pretty decent. Also since tipping isn't really a part of Australian culture, no one goes out of their way to earn a tip so service is pretty meh mostly.
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#62
ITT: We learn that drinks arent cheap, anywhere.
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#63
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I make sure I do at places that I frequent. I also rarely wait long for service at those locations.


Yeah, even in the UK I could possibly conceive of tipping if I knew I was going to be some form of regular, though then I'd start to find it weird if the bartender knew me because it'd be like just giving a gift to a mate.
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#64
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ITT: We learn that drinks arent cheap, anywhere.


False. Shitty alcohol is cheap. Well drinks are cheap. You pay for your standards when you drink.
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#65
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Talkin' bout the dude(s) up there overanalyzing waittresses and their actions.

Pretty sure the guys you're referring to are Americans, actually, Dready.
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#66
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Pretty sure the guys you're referring to are Americans, actually, Dready.


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#67
I would tip if I was in America and they would probably do very well off me the more drunk I got.

However here they should be happy they have a wage.
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#68
I don't know anyone who tips in pubs here, and having worked at a bar I don't ever recall being tipped. I think it'd be kind of odd.
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#70
Tipping isn't a thing here except in certain very specific situations

And since most drinks are $7 or more, nope.
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#71
I usually tip a few bucks after having some pitcher with my friends. So she probably gets a good 10 bucks from all of us together. I used to not tip, but we always go to the same spot so it would be awkward if we didn't. If I go to a new place, or just so random shit bar, I won't tip at all. Beer is ****ing expensive in Ontario, a tip coming from me is really an act of generosity towards the bar tender and nothing else. I'm not gonna start throwing my spare change all over the place for an 8$ glass of cheap beer that you could easily get for 3$ in Quebec.

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