5 Unacceptable TipsSo while I am back waiting tables and searching for a new job, I thought I would share some things that not acceptable for tips. I've seen people leave everything for a tip at a restaurant. It's actually laughable what people think is okay to give a server. I mean first not all of us are knocked-up with three kids and deadbeat husband, nor are all of us working our way through college. Sadly the job market is piss-poor and even my master-degree having ass has trouble finding a job that pays the bills, but I'm the kind of girl that nothing is too good for me to do to keep a roof over my head.
But I am too good to get a shitty tip. So here are things that you should never leave as a tip:
5. Lottery Tickets
Used or unused- these are not an acceptable tip. I've seen people leave both and frankly while its better than nothing its not really okay. I had a friend get two $2 dollar winning tickets for a tip, so theoretically he got a 4 dollar tip if he took them into a store and get the money but what mostly likely happened is that he lost them in his car.
4. Your Spare Change
3. A Pretty Picture
2. Verbal Tips
These kind of tips can go two ways. Sure they can be really nice and tell you how great of a job you did, at which case I ask them to tell the management because if I did such a great job then tell my boss and maybe I will get a raise or better shifts. Or it can be a verbal tip where the customer is an asshole and is like "get a real job." Excuse me asshole, does this not look like a real job to you? When did working in a restaurant because less of a real job than being a hairstylist or being a mechanic?
1. A Bible
This is by far the worst tip you can receive and before you say "there is no way someone leaves that," oh yes they do and I personally have gotten them. I've also gotten several Jehovah Witness pamphlets for tips, which is even more lovely because I love being told I am going to hell after a hard day of work. The biggest problem with getting these as a tip is that they are so sanctimonious. A complete stranger, who knows nothing about me, decides that I need Jesus in my life. What if I go to church every Sunday? What if I'm Jewish? What if I spent three summers with Buddhist monks? How morally superior do you have to be to leave a complete stranger a bible? It's completely rude and also it makes me feel like a horrible person throwing it away. How do you throw away a bible without feeling like a horrible christian?