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TigerWu
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June 17th, 2017 at 9:29:10 AM permalink
Quote: RS

But it's Bob's comp.



So Bob can't order food for both of them and have his comp applied to the whole bill?
Wizard
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June 17th, 2017 at 9:54:39 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

If I invited someone to a buffet and the person attempted to leave a dollar per person tip, it would be the last time they joined me.
Stuck in the fifties, are we?



Whenever I invited my father to a buffet he would offer to leave the tip and it was usually $2 for a group of 4 or 5. I always had to try to discretely add more to it without him noticing.
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RS
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June 17th, 2017 at 9:57:07 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Whenever I invited my father to a buffet he would offer to leave the tip and it was usually $2 for a group of 4 or 5. I always had to try to discretely add more to it without him noticing.


Nof with my parents, but this is the story of my life.
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billryan
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June 17th, 2017 at 10:57:15 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Whenever I invited my father to a buffet he would offer to leave the tip and it was usually $2 for a group of 4 or 5. I always had to try to discretely add more to it without him noticing.



I suppose I'd make an exception for family.
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billryan
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June 17th, 2017 at 11:13:57 AM permalink
NYC has a restaurant week where normally much more expensive places offer deals for 20.17 or whatever the year is.
Several years back, one of my bartenders scored a table for four at one of the more exclusive places. His girlfriend was drop dead gorgeous and he asked me if I would like to take her sister and make it a foursome. I'd never met her, but seen photos of her in a beauty contest in her native Colombia.
We met up and had a nice time. Problem was my bartender ordered a $90 bottle of wine, which only he and my date drank. Just as the meal was ending, he asked her if they should order another and she said yes. I'd been thrilled having a nice lunch but now got stuck with splitting $180 in wine for something I never touched. I paid half the bill but later gave him a very loud piece of my mind.
My date got pretty drunk at lunch.
I try to avoid having drunks as friends, especially drunken women so as beautiful as she was, and she was, I never saw again socially.
I'm fairly sure she got over it pretty quick.
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AxelWolf
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June 17th, 2017 at 11:13:57 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Less than a $5 tip and the person better have a magnetic personality .

I'm not tipping $5 a person at a god damn buffet.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
billryan
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June 17th, 2017 at 11:15:04 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I'm not tipping $5 a person at a god damn buffet.



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TigerWu
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June 17th, 2017 at 11:24:12 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

I'd been thrilled having a nice lunch but now got stuck with splitting $180 in wine for something I never touched.



If somebody asked me to split a $180 tab for wine I never drank I would laugh in their face right at the table and tell them pound sand.
AxelWolf
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June 17th, 2017 at 11:29:52 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

If somebody asked me to split a $180 tab for wine I never drank I would laugh in their face right at the table and tell them pound sand.

I just laugh at people who pay too much for a bottle of wine and then pretend its really good.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
tringlomane
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June 17th, 2017 at 11:33:38 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE


What about the Mirage buffet, you have to get your own drinks there? Does the waitress deserve any tip? They are basically just a busboy there.



Yes, but I usually give them a dollar less for the two of us. Buffet servers at Disney hate us. They always suggest to leave 18% at all restaurants even at buffets. We never are going to leave 18% of a $35-$55/person buffet. I bet some people do though...

Quote: Wizard

Whenever I invited my father to a buffet he would offer to leave the tip and it was usually $2 for a group of 4 or 5. I always had to try to discretely add more to it without him noticing.



I have this issue with my girlfriend's mother sometimes. Just because when she was a hairdresser in 1980 and 50c was a good tip for them back then, doesn't mean it's a good tip now. I would actually think 50c for a hairdresser nowadays would be more insulting than neglecting to tip at all.

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