"Even if service sucks, never go below 15%."
I am not “the worst” because I don’t tip a crappy server. It is not my fault that their employer won’t pay them a better wage.
America’s tipping culture is extremely fucked up. I am not responsible for paying their salary. And tipping is not an obligation. Tipping is supposed to be voluntary; it’s meant to reward great service.
And you know what? I always try to tip. Even if the service is just okay. But if it downright sucks, I refuse to. Or I’ll just leave a penny to let them know exactly what I thought.
It does NOT make me cheap.
It does NOT make me the worst.
It does NOT mean that I’m not nice.