Tipping Point

Living the life of a pseudo victim is such a lazy way to live. Not only is it self defeating; I am a victim, ergo I am unable to prosper on my own so it is incumbent for me to declare my victim-hood,establishing my marker, assuming it is not self evident, and take whatever is offered to me by way of compensation that society owes me………….because I am a victim. Removing all responsibility (The Man has his boot on my neck) I have no potential to live up to, here’s is my opened hand, fill it with stuff.

Several times of late I have posted links to websites who’s basic function is to catalog phony made up hate crimes, here is one, here is another, here is one more, I could post half a dozen others. You would think that not one racist exists, anywhere, since each one of these incidents usually turns out to be bogus after a few days of investigating. And my standard complaint about these fictional made up to perpetuate a stereotype of dubious nature fairy tales is that nothing ever happens to the hoakser. I guess the collective sigh of relief that it didn’t really happen as depicted drowns out the culpability of the liar and retribution that society should enact in a more just world.

So here is the latest (probably not latest since in the time it takes to post this, I’m sure a new one has surfaced) cry for attention;

A black waitress who received thousands of dollars in donations after she claimed she received a racist note and no tip from a patron last month fabricated the incident, the customer claims.

Kelly Carter, a waitress at Anita’s New Mexico Cafe in Ashburn, Va., claimed that a white man stiffed her on his $30.52 restaurant bill and wrote “Great service, don’t tip black people” at the bottom of his receipt.

But the note was forged, says Daniel Hebda, a lawyer for the customer.

Hebda said in a statement Friday that his client did leave Carter a small tip — one penny — because her service was poor, not because she is black.

We’ll talk about the cheesy tip in a moment. A black waitress writes something racist on her receipt, how do we know she did it:

Though Carter’s story went viral, there were some early indications that her claim did not quite add up. For one, the receipt she posted online was printed several hours after Anita’s New Mexico Cafe closed. The receipt also bore markings showing that it was a reprint of an original receipt.

But when circumstances, even made up circumstances fit the narrative, it’s Katy bar the door;

“I was appalled, though it’s kind of in line with the political landscape,” Tellez said at the time.

Ha, another leftie talking out of his ass, is he referring to a Trump win as somehow turning our society into racists? Like I would ever eat in his dopey restaurant after that.

So now duped customers are giving her cash and an NAACP rep started a gofundme account for this poor woman.

Here are the questions; does this woman get fired? (or course not, victims are allowed to lie on occasion, the perks of the status) What happens to the online money in the account? She gets to keep that, since with progressives it’s all about feeling good, the donators would want her to have it, because she is a victim and all that.

Now let’s talk about the tip, what a douchewagon. If the service is genuinely bad (not the fault of the cook, or because they are super busy) then speak to the manager. Some people are not cut out to be service workers. I also factor in the time spent of her shift (you can tell by the bounce in her step, if there is one). Since waiters rely on their tips for income, I’m willing to overlook a lot. But the bad ones (you know who they are), do the restaurant and future customers a favor and let the manager know, and give them tip anyway, unless your food never ever comes (happened to me, more than once). Leaving a penny as a tip only makes you look bad.

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  1. Thrill

    I hope she keeps every penny she’s received from the outpouring of (undeserved) sympathy.  Dumbasses fell for it and it’ll be good for them to use this  as a learning experience.

    The customer is indeed a prick but probably not a racist, at least.  I never go below 10% for bad service and generally aim for about 20% since it’s easy to calculate in my head (double the total and move the decimal point over).

    Even if the service isn’t great, you still received some service and need to pay for it if you’re at an establishment where the server relies primarily on tips for income.  Stiffing a server is never justified unless the service was so bad that you never received drinks or food…hence, there was was no service to compensate.

    Also, as an aside, never penalize a server for a kitchen or hosting screw-up.  Do bitch the manager out if you like, but don’t deduct from the tip for things which aren’t the server’s fault.

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  2. richtaylor365 *

    That’s pretty much the way I tip as well. One of the first lessons I taught my son when he first started dating; treat the waiting staff with dignity and respect, and tip well, your date will pick up on that and realize early the good person that you are. And your odds of getting lucky later on increase exponentially.

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  3. Thrill

    I am one of those people who uses the restaurant test as a gauge for determining a new person’s character, both for business and personal reasons.

    Nothing lowers my opinion of a person’s decency more completely than seeing him or her treat someone who they perceive as being “the help” as somehow beneath them.  People like that send a message that they’re fundamentally jerks at heart and are perfectly comfortable disrespecting others as long as they believe they can get away with it.

    If they do it to others in your presence, they’ll do it to you if they ever get the chance. Avoid at all costs.

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  4. ilovecress

    Tipping is weird. Over here a 20% tip is extravagant. Same in the UK. 10% is seen as standard, but even then waiters would only get that, say, half the time.

    My rule of thumb is to work out 10% then round it up to something even – i.e. on a $80 bill leave $90. If I’m in the US I tip 25% because I’m British and am petrified of offending anyone ;-)

    Back at Uni, I used to work at a popular restaurant chain. I won’t name it, but let’s just say that I used to work on Fridays. Tips there were above average, because we were an ‘American Experience’. We had one waiter who would straight up change the tips people left on credit card. They’d leave, say, 20 bucks, and he’d input 30 bucks into the system. He got away with it for over a year before someone checked their credit card statement and could be bothered to come in and raise it to the manager.

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  5. Santino

    Has anyone been made aware of commenting issues?  I’ve tried several times to comment, but it just goes into the ether, save my last post.

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  6. Santino

    For a meh experience I’ll tip 15% (can’t remember that last time I went below that), otherwise I tip 20% (which happens about 95% of the time).  Some other rules, if you get a discount on your bill (something comped, coupon etc.) be sure to tip on the pre-discount total.  Also, when splitting the bill with friends, be sure to out-tip them (minimum $1) so you can call them out on being cheap.

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  7. Thrill

    Some other rules, if you get a discount on your bill (something comped, coupon etc.) be sure to tip on the pre-discount total. 

    This.  I frequently dine at restaurants that have “Kids Eat Free” nights or offer a discount since I have two little fiends under 10 years old.  It’s extremely unfair to expect a server to have to work with the hassle and mess they make to put in twice the effort and get half the compensation.

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  8. CM

    I hate the tipping thing and I’m glad we don’t really have it. The restaurants should pay their staff properly and expect them to do their job well. I just want to have my meal and not be responsible for how much the person who serves me earns (and if tips are pooled then it’s even dumber). Bah humbug!

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