Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.
As I mentioned last week, I’m going to complain about tipping today. I hate our entire system of tipping ~ in fact, I just saw a waiter get murdered on the Sopranos over a tip, or lack thereof. (I’m rewatching all the Sopranos episodes in anticipation of The Many Saints of Newark movie, which is a prequel.) Anyway, to be clear, I always leave a good tip, 20% or more, for personal service or table service. I just figure it’s part of the cost because I don’t want to be that jerk who prevents someone from making a decent wage for the day. So why not just CHARGE THAT? I’m so tired of getting these bills with “suggested” tips (for people who can’t math). I like to round mine up from the 20%, which I can figure out MYSELF, thanks, to get to an even dollar amount because I’m OCD, but whatever. I just wish all this stuff would simply cost 20% more, the waiters would get paid appropriately, and it wouldn’t be my responsibility to tip them.
That’s part one of my annoyance with the whole thing. Part two is the nudge for tips for people who aren’t bringing anything to me. I’m talking about, for example, the person who rings up your order at a Starbucks. Why would I tip them? Do you tip the cashier at McDonald’s? How about the salesperson at Macy’s? The guy who works on your car? Where does this end? At the bagel place the other week, when I paid by credit card, there was a line for a tip and I left it blank. But I felt bad later and now don’t ever want to return, though I probably will, eventually. It’s so irritating!
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