I eat out pretty often, and I, like most of us, feel the need to tip or else feel the wrath of the waiter with some loogies in our food, steaks wiped on toilet seats, piss in the margarita, etc. etc. The fucking waiters got us over a barrel. So, begrudgingly, I tip. Like 10 or 12 percent, enough so they don't fee totally ripped off and thus I can avoid the penalties. But I'm no douche bag trying to leave a 15% to 25% tip to throw money around wasting it so I can make myself feel like a big, generous man. Just enough to avoid the loogies.
But, when I am on the road, and I'm at a restaurant I'm not coming back to any time in the near future, its PAYBACK time. Absolutely, positively, zero fucking tip. No matter how good the service was. ZERO. Paybacks are hell.
And, honestly, I feel like people should leave the tip they FEEL like leaving, the benefit they get from having the waiter bring the food and drinks to them from the kitchen. Its just that, to me, that benefit is ZERO. I would honestly go grab it all from the kitchen myself. But I don't have that option. Instead they let the waiter blackmail money out of me.
So, when I don't have to worry about said blackmail, ZERO.
Anyone else do the same?