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Tipping and Ordering in Restaurants

When should you tip and how much? I usually leave 15% of the pre-tax total. Sometimes more, sometimes less.
I usually...
don't tip
leave under 10%
leave 10% to 15%
leave 15%
leave 20%
I calculate tips on the pre-tax total
Yes
No
If the service is not very good (but not truly awful or openly rude)... (what you usually do)
I leave nothing, or pennies.
I speak with the manager.
I leave 10%.
I leave more than 10%.
If its a really expensive restaurant...
I tip the same percentages as elsewhere.
I reduce the percentage somewhat, as the total tip is large enough.
If its a really inexpensive restaurant...
I tip the same percentages as elsewhere.
I increase the percentage somewhat, as the amount will be small.
I tip the same percentage on the alcohol portion of a bill as on the food.
Yes
No
If the server is very busy, and the service is slow...
I still tip the same as ever.
I tip somewhat less, as slow service is not good service.
I tip less, as the server is making more money by serving more people.
I tip at take-out counters...
Almost never or never.
Sometimes.
Often.
Always.
I reduce the tip by a lot if...
The food was not good.
A complaint about the food did not prompt an offer to replace it.
The server did not bring water when asked.
The server did not clear dishes in a reasonable time.
I've worked as a waiter/waitress. I tip well as a consequence.
Yes
No
I tip the same even if I'm not likely to be back.
Yes
No
I think its true that women tip less than men.
Yes
No
I think I'm a...
stingy tipper
fair tipper
generous tipper
Its wrong to order an expensive meal in a fancy restaurant, if you're not prepared to leave at least a 15% tip as well.
Yes
No
This poll was created on 1999-06-25 17:28:21 by iggers