Tip Jars

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bushleaguer, Dec 31, 2005.

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  1. Excitable Boy

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    I long forgot about the trackside BBQ at YR.

    That poor guy in the bathroom must have worked there over 20 years.

    I used to sit in the dining room almost every night from the mid eighties to early 90s. It used to cost me about $15 a night before I even got to my table between tipping the maitre de, captain, and busboys.
  2. trigger

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    The only tip I give these establishments like Jiffy Lube, and Starbuck's is to hire competent people. How hard is it for someone to give exact change when it is electronically displayed to you? I am sorry you had a fight with your SO, does it mean you need to have a nasty attitude when servicing me? These tips should be scribbled and placed in their tip cups or should I say suggestion boxes.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2006
  3. bushleaguer

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    Aside from a few (what would be considered) classy resturaunts I've been to, the only strip club I've visited that had a bathroom attendant was Flashdancers in NYC. This was quite a few years ago, so I don't know if they still do.
    It was a novel idea....especially for the married monger. He had an array of cologne so that you could erase that stripper perfume (seems like there is a universal one they use) that was on you from lap dances. He also had breath mints and even a jar of combs immersed in that blue disinfectant you only see at a barbershop. Of course I tipped him, but he was a rather chatty fellow who made it difficult to pee because he wouldn't clam up.
  4. njbandit

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    On busy nights they even have a bathroom attendant with a tip jar at some local SCs...totally unnecessary considering how nasty the bathrooms are to begin with.
  5. Ozzy

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    They had tip jars by the trackside BBQ at Yonkers for years.
  6. Excitable Boy

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    Yet another absolute classic observation BMM. I myself have been a major contributor to the bathroom guy at Yonkers Raceway for the past 25 years.
  7. Ozzy

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    The bathroom guy at Aqueduct can point you to a whore house around the corner from Don Pepe.
  8. BigMadM

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    my favorite of all time is the guy who sits in the bathroom, and hands you a paper towel when you wash your hands, he has several plates throughout the bathroom, in case you dont see only one of them.
    I toss in some loose change when I have it, figuring the guy has to sit in the shitter all day.
    I particularly dont mind tipping the guy at Yonkers Raceway the 2 times in my life I had to use the toilet, he sprays the seat, wipes it down, and asks me if I want a newspaper to read. Its still dangerous, but I think my whoring is just a tad more dangerous.
  9. beadman

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    Everyone stop posting in this thread and just tip you bunch of cheap fucks.


    Save Slinky !
  10. MetroJay1

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    Tips are out of hand all over society. I remember my good friend told me he spent $1500 just on tips at his wedding. CRAZY !!
  11. Traderdave

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    Tip-definition to insure prompt service. I don't tip someone just because they are doing their job.
  12. smileee

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  13. lamont5123

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    You can register your displeasure with a frown.
  14. Al Kikuras

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    Yes, I'm tired of seeing tip cups, at stores especially coffee shops. Coffee is a Ultra hi profit item, that in my opinion does not require a tip. A refrigerator, or furniture delivery on the other hand I would gladly hand over a thoughtful tip for the persons hard work. (There are many other services I would tip, but did not mention)
  15. bushleaguer

    bushleaguer The CDC

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    Is it just me, or have businesses gotten carried away with these things?
    Used to be you'd walk into a deli or bagel place and there would be a collection for a cause....abused animals, a childhood disease and so on. Now you walk into a deli and there's a tip jar. Where I live the folks at Dunkin Donuts have a tip jar, as does the local bagel place. Not only that, but I stopped by one of those jiffy lube places, and the cashier had a tip jar (crudely fashioned out of tupperware....it said "TIPS" and underneath said "Thancks you much") next to the cash register.
    Why is everyone looking for a tip all of a sudden? Sure, if you don't want to tip someone you simply don't put any change in their jar. But I find it bordering on insulting. Why the hell would I tip the cashier at a Jiffy Lube?
    I don't get it. A kid that works weekends at the video store I manage mentioned the possibility of a tip jar a while back. I told him that there is such a thing called "customer service," and said service does not require extra compensation. If a person asks if you have a particular movie and you have to take a trip from behind the counter to see....this does not give someone the right to put their hand out (whether it be literally or in the form of a plastic jar marked "tips."