Do you tip at restaurants? Do you tip well?
Well, statistically, black women are the worst tippers. I personally believe that it's a self-fulfilling prophesy. Waiters and waitresses know the statistics, so they treat groups of black women poorly. Groups of black women don't take well to being treated poorly and will not only omit a tip, but will have a waitress wanting to commit suicide at the end of the night.
I, personally, cannot STAND when people don't tip. And by tipping I mean 15 or 20% of the bill, not enough to round out your credit card tab, not whatever change is left, not $5 no matter what the bill is, not a sassy note on the napkin. I feel like it's my personal mission to tip, tip 20% and when possible tip more than 20% to 1) be seen as an individual and 2) to combat this wack statistic.
I believe since the tip is a part of someone's salary that I don't have the right to take away from that. If the meal was $10, I'm going to pay $2 no matter how the service was. IMO, my right is to complain (and complain I do when it's warranted). The same as a client, co-worker, managee or intern would complain if I was effing up. They don't have the right to dock my pay, but if what I did was grotesque, they have the right to get me fired or put a check on my spotless file.
I make mistakes daily. We all do. So if someone was slow with my water or forgot to put my order in, it's no less than me forgetting to spell check on a press release or missng a deadline. (P.S. your girl doesn't miss deadlines, just FYI).
It's also my personal goal to talk about the statistic to sistas so they can join the mission and talk about the statistic in mixed company so people can explain to their waiter and waitress friends to stop treating sistas like crap at restaurants so we can stop tipping like crap.
What's your take on it? (Good Lord, I hope I've changed your mind if you don't tip.)