I waited tables during high school and all through college. There are three groups that stand out in my mind as being cheap. The abosulute worst tippers are black people under approximately 50. Fortunately, there wasn;t any one time of the week where we had large groups like the church crowd. The church crowd is the second worst, but because they come in large groups on Wednesday and Sunday, it is most apparent. The third is females in the healthcare industry. They are ridiculously cheap. You can have a table of 6. they all want seperate checks so as not to risk paying for someone else’s meal. They can;t split the ticket 50/50 because someone may have had water. A group of men will just take turns getting the cheak and not worry about who go the better deal.
November 26, 2013 at 10:10am
February 14, 2013 at 11:48am
I waited tables for around ten years. There are three groups that tip very poorly. It has nothing to do with the size of the group either. The worst are black people. And, it doesn’t matter the race of the waiter… it isn’t a race thing. I believe it is a cultural thing. Second worst is the church crowd, and then the medical community. And, I am not talking about nurses. The doctors are just as bad if not worse.
Also, groups of women are terrible tippers. Groups of men are much better. The ladies typically wnat seperate checks and will nitpick if the bill is just split down the middle. Typically, guys take turns getting the check and tipping.
There are exceptions to every rule, but this is the norm.
I bar tended (loved the job), so I didn't get much of the church crowd in to know how they do. Well, at least not as official church people I mean. I do agree about the black tipping, I never understood that at all, even the nicest folks would not leave a tip or so little as to be insulting.
The second group that was low on the totem poll were the self proclaimed, loud liberal/leftist/union types. Awful tippers, had nothing to do with race, it was just that they were absolute skinflints. But by Gawd, they demanded the utmost service and would send back drinks for no reason at all except to impress their friends with how uppity they were.
College student were kind of low tippers, though frankly a lot of them couldn't afford it and I don't see it as happening out of malice, just out of practicality. Those that were a bit more well off tipped ok.
The best tippers were the working guys and professional who were apolitical or conservative-ish, usually better dressing if upper class-ish or at least well groomed and polite if working guys.
Absolutely agree about the women in groups and tipping. Yikes, nasty stuff there. And the restrooms, again, yikes. Anybody who thinks women are the dainty, more refined and "cleaner" sex have never cleaned restrooms night after night and noted the huge difference. Not that guys are dainty angels, just that women seem to be absolute pigs when it comes to bathroom neatness, at least in my experience.
Ghost- On women I couldnt agree more. A couple years ago at a Christian camp, I had a crew with me cleaning the bathrooms, girls were by far the worst! So terrible awful. Hair in the showers, mess on the sinks. It was disgusting.
You are spot on! One other group was the elderly. Back in the day when I was waiting tables, the majority of these groups were not good tippers. When you had one of these tables, if you got a 20% tip you were usually pleasantly surprised. Unless someone has waited tables, tended bar, or has someone very close to them that has; people don't realize that servers make $2.13 an hour. Some customers were so nice and appreciative of the service they received and you could tell that they thought that their $4 tip on a $96 tab was generous. The worst had to be the table of women (obviously, none of them had ever been a waitress), separate checks, drinking water with lemon, at least half of them modifying the menu, taking a long lunch and tying up your big table through an entire lunch rush and then leaving 10% (and occasionally they'd have the attitude that you were really beneath them).
Come on, I know almost every server has had that one!
July 19, 2012 at 11:39am
Wasn’t ABC one of the networks that misrepresented the facts to the public? And, if so, they are partly to blame for the death threats against Zimmerman. I think paying for a hotel room for a month so Zimmerman and his wife can hide from the Black Panthers is a small price to pay.
June 14, 2012 at 4:06pm
So the officers were punished for given the knucklehead and much deserved beating. And, X bashed the officers for doing so.
Now, the kids commits the same crime and X wants to give the kid a beating himself. What?
That pretty much sums it up. What a world we live in.
June 14, 2012 at 4:01pm
I would request that the little gay dude give Cupp a little respect. He should quit interupting her and keep his fingers out of her face. If he refused, the little gay due would end up with a knot on his head.
Was that a Freudian slip when the gay man was talking about 'guns out of his mouth?'
Liberal "men" are so effeminate, they disgust me.
Why even go on the show. It's like talking to Paul Bots, in the end there is just no point.
Someone needs to take him shooting.
June 5, 2012 at 1:50pm
It amazes me the number of somewhat educated people on here deciding who is going to hell and who is not based on a book written by men. Pathetic.
May 25, 2012 at 1:56pm
If this country ever gets to the point where blacks and hispanics control every aspect of government, this country will begin to look more like Mexico, or other countries where blacks are the majority and control government. What makes the US different is its people. When the people and the culture that defines them goes by the way side, so does the country.
May 25, 2012 at 1:50pm
I think she was unable to understand the correlaton between Obama and the auto manufacturers and Bain and the companies it purchased. She said Romney ran Bain, but Obama did not run the Auto Industry. That was never his argument, but he let her slide it right past him. As much as I hate to say it, Debbie outsmarted Will.
May 21, 2012 at 4:12pm
I’m glad he is not telling black people to go out there are attack white people… only if whitey puts his hands on you, then kill whitey.
Is “white on black” violent crime rampant where he lives? I was not aware.
May 11, 2012 at 9:44am
Everyone thinks they know better than everyone else. The truth is we are all clueless. There is no proof or real reason to believe there is a God. There is also no proof to the contrary. So, believe whatever helps you sleep in peace at night. The only thing, as a Diest, that I would ask is please don’t push your beliefs on me without absolute proof to back it up. Please do not make others suffer for your beliefs. I don’t have to agree, but we do have to share this planet. Please try to make it a pleasant place for everyone.
April 17, 2012 at 12:06pm
The sad truth is “these people” and there ignorant supporters outnumber the educated, hard working people, and that will be the end of prosperity in the US. When it gets bad enough, I will relocate.
April 12, 2012 at 10:40am
I am just about fed up with the racial bull sh!#. I really don’t care what color you are. Either behave like a hard working civilized person or I have no use for you.
The pathetic truth to this latest racial problem is that Zimmerman/Trayvon issue was distorted by the media. That case has nothing to do with race, but the leeches are clinging to it with everything they have. Sick.
April 10, 2012 at 9:46am
I will also donate. I feel for this man and his family.
April 9, 2012 at 11:31am
It’s entertaining reading comments arguing about whose mythical creator is legitimate.
April 4, 2012 at 10:49am
I think I would just let the Muslims claim Moses if they want… he was an evil, manipulative man if you believe the Bible.
“Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD. Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.” (Numbers 31:16-18)
Moses commands the murder of approximately 100,000 young males and, roughly, 68,000 helpless women.
Consider women and children of your own family: No matter how sick they may lay, or how they may go against a religion, how would you feel if a man named Moses, claiming to speak for God, sent men into your house and hacked to pieces the women and male children? Also, how would you react if they spotted a female child, dragged her off with them to do as they please with her? Note that these innocent virgins served for their own sexual pleasures.
Midian, the land of the Midianites, did not reside in an area regarded as a natural enemy of Israel for centuries, and in fact lay hundreds of miles away from the Israelite encampment. Moses, himself, had lived in Midian as fugitive after committing his first murder. In short, Midian presented no threat to God’s “Chosen People.”
I dispute your numbers. The Bible never states how many fled Egypt. The numbers in print are only speculated.
March 21, 2012 at 2:36pm
I think some of you folks just don’t relate to this video. Do you really think she is having some wort of break down? If you do, it is because this behavior is completely foreign to you. I had the unfortunate opportunity to attend an (almost) all black school due to my mother’s complete failure as a parent/drug problems. This is typical behavior. I am not saying this behavior is confined only to black people, because it is not. But, it is a cultural attitude that is prevalent in the lower class and inner cities – which happens to comprise of an abundance of minorities. You will not change it, and making excuses for this behavior only makes you feel better. It is what it is, and it is the result of moral degradation in this country.
March 21, 2012 at 11:33am
I would like to identify myself as a female and find myself a job in an all female dorm. Sweet!!
March 20, 2012 at 5:44pm
The problem will not be reversed in this country. The damage is done. Parents did not teach their children discipline. They did not teach their children self respect or ethics. The uneducated lower class behave like wild animals. At some point, the educated will either fight or die.
Sad but I agree. Even the simple things like teaching your child proper English at home has gone away. Now it's everyone else's fault for not understanding your kids.
I can't say it's entirely the parents the fault...the schools work against parents all of the time. My son refused to open his book for an "open book" test saying that he'd rather get a b or c on what he knows than an "A" which simply shows that he can read....what did the school do? They belittled him and required a psychiatric evaluation (they just couldn't understand why any sane kid would do that. BTW the psychiatrist (paid for with tax dollars), said my kid was one of the mentally healthiest kids he ever saw in his office. Unfortunately that was 7th grade, by 11th grade he was too tired to fight them anymore and simply went with the flow.