I’m very sorry the government taxes their tips, that’s fucked up. That
ain’t my fault. It would seem to me that waitresses are one of the many
groups the government fucks in the ass on a regular basis. Look, if you
ask me to sign something that says the government shouldn’t do that,
I’ll sign it, put it to a vote, I’ll vote for it, but what I won’t do
is play ball. And as for this non-college bullshit I got two words for
that: learn to fuckin’ type, ’cause if you’re expecting me to help out
with the rent you’re in for a big fuckin’ surprise.

That delightful diatribe is spoken by Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) in Resevoir Dogs.

Now, I’m not going to go off on a rant on why waiters and waitresses don’t deserve tips, I think they do.  I tip, and when the service is good or, as my roommate will confirm, if cleavage is thrown my way regardless of service, I tip very well.

But tonight I stopped at Rita’s, a local joint that makes gelatis, and I noticed a tip jar.  What the fuck?  A tip jar for what?  Taking my money, walking two steps, pulling a lever and giving me a cup of goodness?

Fuck.  That.

At what point in time did tip jars become the norm everyplace from coffee shops to the pretzel place?  What exactly is the pretzel guy doing that makes him deserve a tip, other than handing me a pretzel?

I noticed a tip jar at Dunkin Donuts on Sunday.  I’m supposed to tip someone for taking my money, turning around and giving me a donut.


Fuck. That.

  • Ace

    Hear, hear!

  • I hope the people least likely to put tips in those jars are the ones who bust their ass and actually EARN tips.

  • Oh I never tip the schmoes at Rita’s Water Ice or Dunkin Donuts either. They should put a different name on the tip jar — Money From Idiots.

    It’s one thing to tip a waitress — they are paid a bogus hourly rate and tips are their main means of income. But someone behind a counter? Not so much. The store owner probably pockets the damn tip jar anyway.

  • I tip in coffee shops. Those people aren’t paid well. I just don’t tip much. However, if my coffee is 1.30, I’ll throw in 20 cents. I was a waitress one summer and sometimes worked on the counter as opposed to the restaurant. I would have put out a tip jar if I could have.

    Sometimes the endless tipping drives me crazy, but then I just ignore the tip jar. btw – I admire the fact that you tip for cleavage. We all need to reward eye candy.

  • i tip the ice cream man!!!! but i’m not sure why cause that music they play annoys the shit outta me. I guess because they’re mostly toothless, and I’m hoping they’ll put the extra money towards some dental work….?

    But i agree with you… i’m not tipping someone for handing me a donut.

  • Does this mean I shouldn’t put a e-tip jar on my blog? Or, does it mean I shouldn’t do it unless I offer clevage? I agree with you. I’ll tip for random nonsense on occasion because I want to. I will not tip some assclown behind a counter because they’re too lazy, or too stupid to actually earn it. Coffee and a blow-job, I’m tipping. Blow-job with out coffee, no way in hell. Work Bitch!

  • Ron

    I was at a convenience store over the weekend. Not just any convenience store, one downtown on the Fremon St. Experience. In otherwords, right in the damn middle of tourist town. Because of that, of course everything is jacked in price. $6.60 for a pack of smokes, $2.50 for a small bottle of water, $1 candy bars, etc. I’m buying my overpriced goods, and what do I see on the counter? A dammed tip jar! I almost laughed my ass off right there. Thankfully, it had about 74 cents in it, and since it was the middle of the afternoon, I’m assuming that was the take so far.

    I hate that shit.

  • Jodi

    AMEN, Bruthah!

    If I’m sitting and they’re running their ass off for me, I tip according to the service I recieve.

    If they’re standing around waiting to hand me something right next to them FUGGEDABOUTIT. I think it’s something the lazy younger generation of today came up with to make the general public think they’ve got it SO HARD.

    If that’s the case, they can get a hat and a little sign and sit OUTSIDE of the Starbucks and beg instead of doing it inside.

  • freak, good point. I wonder what people who earn tips think of it.

    lesley, AFAIK, in many other countries, waitressess (sp?) are actually paid much better, thus less need for tip. I have yet to tip in other countries (canada excluded).

    snooze – “We all need to reward eye candy.” I wish I had said that. That is a great line. And I will use it in the future, I assure you. I definitely tip the girls at the coffee shop. They are bad ass and I never have to tell tehm what I want. Today I was told what I would be getting, I walked to the table and powered up my laptop, and the girl brought it to my table. That’s worth a buck to me.

    norman, many times the ice cream men own their own truck, so you are paying him twice!

    greg, where can i get coffee and a blowjob. holy shit, could you imagine that? “Gimme a number 2. Yeah, I wanna supersize that to a BJ, thanks.”

    Pedro, you tell the best stories. I swear. Please find the one that you did on Noory. With the soaps. lol.

    Jodi, this has been going on since the 90s. meaning, i’m thinking this is our generation that started this shit.