“A few times a week, we get tables that will eat for $100 and leave, like, three bucks or $5. And 100 per cent of the time for stuff like that, it’s French Canadians. Not all French Canadians do that, definitely not, but when it happens it’s always French Canadians. Basically, it’s large bills that get loose change as a tip.”
Disclaimer: I just wanted to say that I’m not writing this because it was targeted at French Canadians, but because of how tipping has become the norm.
A friend of mine, who works at a bar and grill, once told me she ran out of the restaurant after her customer because he didn’t tip her. I find it ridiculous that waiters and waitresses these days expect to get tipped.
I get that you, as a waiter, are getting paid under minimum wage, but I am in no way forced to tip you. And please don’t make me feel bad for it.