January 12, 2013
Customer Leaves Anti-Tax Note Rather Than Tip
Now presenting, the world's worst excuse for not tipping.
This week, Redditor nickshambo posted a picture of the note he said a customer left his friend instead of a tip. Printed on paper and clearly pre-planned, the note claims that President Obama's tax rates have made him unable to tip
(Hat Tip: Francine Lipman.)
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Another crybaby blames others as an excuse for being a self-serving tight wad.
Posted by: Bill Brown | Jan 12, 2013 11:47:20 AM
Harder to lampoon -- but an economically equivalent solution to the taxpayer's problem/addition to the restaurant industry's woes -- would be to cut back on one's eating out budget by 20%.
Posted by: MG | Jan 12, 2013 12:42:27 PM
Eating out is a great pleasure, but it is a very uneconomic way to get nourishment. If you need to cut back, stop going to restaurants.
So this person is not only a cheapskate but also an economic illiterate.
Posted by: David R. | Jan 12, 2013 6:33:07 PM
The original post is an outstanding example of Trolling 2.0.
Posted by: AMTbuff | Jan 12, 2013 9:00:23 PM
Nice try Huffpo. This customer did leave a tip- it was 8 percent of the bill.
Posted by: DKP | Jan 12, 2013 9:15:56 PM
"If you need to cut back, stop going to restaurants."
Is it actually better for the service staff for the "cheapskate" to stay home and tip 0%? Or, come out and tip 8% of the bill?
Posted by: Henry | Jan 14, 2013 10:26:35 AM
I really feel bad for the server.
Posted by: Lt. Dangle | Jan 14, 2013 12:41:11 PM
If the cheapskate cuts back their restaurant visits by 20%, even if they tip at 15%, the wait staff gets more.
10 restaurant visits at $50 per visit = $500 x 8% = $40.
8 restaurant visits at $50 per visit = $400 x 15% = $60.
If they dine out less often, they can afford a proper gratuity. We should be using our vote to take out our displeasure on our elected leaders, not the backs of those who earn the least.
Posted by: Eric | Jan 14, 2013 1:18:24 PM