My original post stated that my problem is with drinks and was about the gross discrepancy in their costs and how it affects the tip. What if I had worded the post to state that I usually tip 15 – 18% (still the going rate here) unless I drink water; then I add in a little more to make up for the fact that I did not order a vastly over-priced glass of wine? Would it sit better with you to think I was giving more rather than taking away?Originally Posted by Broadway;2481441;
I will argue that the soft drink takes effort, too since the server makes multiple trips for refills, which do not add to that whopping $.30 portion of the tip (20% of 1.50).
Mikesgal, I'm not touching that one with a ten-foot pole!