Mission146
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September 14th, 2012 at 9:11:05 PM permalink
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I reiterate that I would not do this, anyway. As I have stated on a recent thread, even when I am getting free drinks for my play somewhere, I always tip what the drink would have cost if I had to pay for it, so I'm not one to try to skirt tipping.



Personally, when I get a comp to anything I still tip based on what I would tip if I were paying for whatever I received, perhaps a little more. This may have been what Mission was trying to say.



Thank you, Wiz, but no, if the cost of a Godfather is $6.00 and they give me it free, I tip $6.00.
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September 14th, 2012 at 9:12:42 PM permalink
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I reiterate that I would not do this, anyway. As I have stated on a recent thread, even when I am getting free drinks for my play somewhere, I always tip what the drink would have cost if I had to pay for it, so I'm not one to try to skirt tipping.



Personally, when I get a comp to anything I still tip based on what I would tip if I were paying for whatever I received, perhaps a little more. This may have been what Mission was trying to say.



If you are comped a suite at the Wynn, do you tip housekeeping based on the rack rate, or is it always the same $X for good service whether it's the Wynn or Days Inn?



I have never been, nor will I likely ever be, to Las Vegas.
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September 14th, 2012 at 9:21:16 PM permalink
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I am a vegetarian, so there is very little of interest to me at casino buffets. .



Lots of vegetables at buffets I've been to.
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Mission146
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September 14th, 2012 at 9:42:08 PM permalink
Understood, but I can cook vegetables. If I am going to eat away from home, I want something better than I can make myself, as does any restaurant-goer. The Greek places will occasionally have vegetarian stuffed grape leaves (which I always screw up) and hummus made in house...not to mention the occasional place with a house Kopanisti, The Italian places consistently have eggplant parmagena that I cannot improve...and...My God....the Mexican places? It's like having a full menu again, just name a dish and ask them to sub beans for the meat!

Just because I am a vegetarian doesn't mean I don't want an entree!
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September 15th, 2012 at 3:47:00 AM permalink
I'm a vegetarian, and I've been satisfied with every buffet I've been to.

Some are better than others of course.

The one I wasn't satisfied with was River City in St. Louis. When I asked them why every single dish they served had bacon in it for some strange reason, they asked me what I wanted. I pointed to a tortellini dish with alfredo sauce, vegetables, and bacon, and said "That with no bacon" They said - "It'll be ready in 10 minutes" It was as good as something you'd expect from an above average Italian place, and I was impressed with the customer service.

I know you said you were never going to Vegas, but the Bellagio buffet has plenty of amazing vegetarian stuff.
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September 15th, 2012 at 4:22:20 AM permalink
In the American South, it seems bacon is served as part of just about all breakfast dishes and half of anything else. Yet I've found that if Vegetarians speak up often enough changes will get made.
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September 15th, 2012 at 3:19:20 PM permalink
FinsRule,

Thanks for the tip on Bellagio, I'll definitely check that out if I ever make it out to Vegas. I suppose you could ask for the entrees made w/o meat, but I would worry about food tampering if they get PO'ed about an out of the ordinary request...
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September 15th, 2012 at 3:47:17 PM permalink
I think you are crazy to tip the entire cost of a drink to the waitress. If everyone tipped the waitress $5 and she can deliver 30 drinks an hour, a full time waitress would make $312,000 a year in tips alone. Should society reward someone who delivers drinks as well as many corporate exectutives?

As far as the maid goes, if I win I will tip, but if I lose she goes down with the ship.
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Mission146
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September 15th, 2012 at 4:48:34 PM permalink
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I think you are crazy to tip the entire cost of a drink to the waitress. If everyone tipped the waitress $5 and she can deliver 30 drinks an hour, a full time waitress would make $312,000 a year in tips alone. Should society reward someone who delivers drinks as well as many corporate exectutives?



No, but if they did, I probably wouldn't tip that much. My standpoint is that if someone is going to have a bad day on tips, I'll have nothing to do with that fact!
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September 15th, 2012 at 5:02:19 PM permalink
Mission, what would you do in this situation I was once in. I had dinner with a casino host, which he was paying for. For the wine I asked him to choose one, since my philosophy on picking wines is to pick the second cheapest (under the mistaken assumption it avoids making me look cheap). The host picked a bottle close to $1000. The bill comes and I offer to pick up the tip before actually looking at it. I was pretty shocked to see the cost the wine. Had you been in my shoes, would you have tipped $1000 on the wine alone?
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