Cough It Up

Everyone has their own take on Mr. Pink’s tipping policy in Reservoir Dogs.  If you’re one of the few people who has not seen it, here’s the scene:

If you’ve ever worked as a server, I’ll bet you can’t make it through that scene without shaking your head at Mr. Buscemi.  Well, before you unleash your anger on a fictional character; get a load of these two assholes.

To those of you who still scoff at “tipping automatically,” please allow me to school you.  First of all, one big part of Mr. Pink’s argument is false, at least it is here in Milwaukee: Most waiters and waitresses do NOT make minimum wage.  In fact, their hourly rate is well below it.  These people depend on tips to get to minimum wage, not just for extra cash.

As for those two retards in the second video, they should’ve known that gratuity would be added to their check.  It’s common knowledge that most restaurants slap you with an automatic gratuity charge (usually 15 to 20 percent) for all parties of six or more.  If you’re not prepared to pay it, stay home and stop ruining other people’s lives.

In case you couldn’t tell, I know a lot of people who work in the service industry, and I have the utmost respect for their jobs; mainly because I fucking hate dealing with people and would probably lose my shit after an hour in their work shoes.  And it’s because of this that I typically over-tip.  Well, that and to offset the actions of Mr. Pink, Douchey McCollege, and his “soon-to-be-overbearing-pageant-mom” girlfriend from the aforementioned videos.

So the next time you’re thinking of going out for a bite, remember…

If you can’t afford to tip, you can’t afford to go.

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One Response to “Cough It Up”

  1. It Girl Says:

    Thanks, James!

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