Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day sucks

I'm not saying V-Day sucks because I'm one of those jealous single people--My budget is limited, and does not include taking girls out to nice restaurants. But it's because people STILL DIDN'T TIP!

OK, so I had one couple who are old friends of the owners--they had a special menu, taken from the restaurant where they met ten years ago--who tipped me quite well. But get this: One gentleman decided that the cliched Valentines Day proposal in a nice restaurant would be a good idea. He had his table booked at least a month ago. I brought out champagne when they sat down. We played their song for them while he got on bended knee. He cried; she cried. It went perfectly, he told me. Not only did this guy not tip, but he also tried to use a discount card (which we weren't accepting on the 14th) on their meal! I mean, holy shit, what does it take to get a little bit of gratuity here?! You would think that not only that guy, but every paying man in that place last night would have been feeling nice and generous, since he knows he's going to get laid later on.

I love New Zealand, but boy can it be ass backward.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Kiwis are bass-ackwards? But what if it's Americans that are bass-ackwards? Since they don't tip in Europe either. Regardless, tips are good, especially when you've asked someone to bend over backwards to help you.

Anonymous said...

And servers in the US bitch when they don't get their full 20% or whatever they think they are worth these days...

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

In New Zealand, Australia and Europe tip are included in the pay. I'ts not like America where they are designed to subsidise the wages because the boss is to much of a cheap ass to pay a decent wage. It's considered rude to expect a tip.