Posts tagged "tipping"

Nebraska Waitress Gets $6000 Tip To Pay For Her College Tuition

Abigail Sailors, an 18-year-old college student and waitress at a Lincoln, Nebraska Cracker Barrel restaurant, has already endured more hardship than most people experience in their entire lives. After her mother was gravely injured in a car accident, her father was deemed an unfit parent, and Sailors and her four siblings were sent to live…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 9, 2014

Man Travels The Country Giving Out $500 Tips To Honor His Late Brother

Aaron Collins, a computer technician from Lexington, Kentucky, passed away last year at the tragically young age of 30. In his will, he specified a unique last wish he wanted his family to fulfill: “Leave an awesome tip … I mean $500 on a fucking pizza.” His brother Seth took up the challenge, starting a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 7, 2013

The Tipping Point: How To Tip Like A Normal Person

Let’s talk about tipping. I am a terrible tipper. It’s not that I don’t tip — I so tip, and a lot. I probably actually tip way too much, because paying people for performing services for me makes me deeply uncomfortable. This is probably because I’m not really an adult or something, but I just…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 11, 2013

Incredible Hulk Continues To Be Incredible, Tips “110 Percent”

You hear so many stories about stingy celebs, so it’s always nice when someone famous goes the extra mile for their waitstaff. Case in point, Lou “Incredible Hulk” Ferigno, most recently of “The Avengers” and “Celebrity Apprentice,” took himself and his incredible hulk hands out. Instead of leaving the company-suggested tip, Lou left a ti…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 8, 2013

50 Things Your Barista Really Wants You To Know

If you’ve ever worked in a coffee shop, you know it can be a stressful, crazy, demanding job. You spend all day dealing with cranky customers, getting chocolate syrup in your hair, pouring mugs of boiling milk, trying to keep your cool when the espresso machine breaks during a rush, and going home smelling like…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 31, 2013

40 Things Your Server Really Wants You To Know

Waiting tables is a tough gig. You have to mentally balance the requests and demands of countless customers at once. You have to physically balance plates of steaming hot food. You have to be on your feet for hours at a time with no breaks. You have to serve people like my great aunt, who…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 15, 2013

Should I Tell My Friend She Has To Tip?

I have a friend who’s really cheap. She’s so cheap that she often deprives herself of something she wants because it’s “too expensive.” I’ve told her plenty of times, “You get what you pay for.” Lately, her cheapness has really been getting on my nerves because she often complains to service people, like waiters, about…

By: Annika Harris / February 19, 2010

Men Tip More To Waitresses Who Wear Makeup

The outside world is more like a Hooters restaurant than you previously thought: a new study says that men are more likely to tip a waitress if she looks pretty wearing makeup.

Researchers studied the tips received by two waitresses from 186 male and 98 female customers. Only one third of the dudes left…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2009