I have a real issue with tipping for service because it seems like the price always goes up, then it seems like new places pop up with tip jars and expectations of giving more than you pay for.
Who decides, when will it end, feeling cheap and who’s right. I talk about it all right here in this show.
The truth of the matter is, the more I think about it more I think tipping is ridiculous. I don’t think there should be an expectation on how much you tip, a tip is extra money, it’s for service, it’s for a friendly smile, it’s supposed to be food good food. But that’s not the case anymore. Tipping is for extra money for restaurants; it’s so they can charge what they want on top of their original price. If that’s not the case who decides what the tip should be?
Why don’t they just add more to the price of their food? Because then their food would look more expensive and you’d know up front what you’re paying for which makes perfect sense to me.
In Australia they don’t tip, and they frown on visitors tipping because then they’d start expecting it from locals. What they do and what seems right to me is pay the servers a fair price and got rid of tipping all together (at least that’s the way it was when I lived there).
What decides who gets a tip jar, who decided when the percentage moves up from 10% to 15% to 20%? When will it end? When it comes down to it I think tipping is nonsense and we should get rid of it all together.