What is the criteria for tipping? We went out for a department lunch. There were 5 of us. The service was mediocre. Matt the waiter was a bit of a dork, he forgot to ask us about refills or more bread until the end of the meal, and we didn’t really care that he went fishing in the rain on Monday. But someone in our group decided that his tip should be nothing. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve left nothing for a tip. His service wasn’t bad enough to warrant that. He should have gotten half a tip. If I’d had cash in my wallet (I never have cash – the kids and Thomas usually get it) I’d have left him cash. Part of me feels like going back and giving him a tip. I am kind of embarrassed for our group and the situation is not sitting well with me.
01/19/06 Tipping January 19, 2006