The pastor's group must have not been very hungry if the total bill for a party of 10 was just $35.00. " I'll have the soup and 10 spoons"
Clearly, the most relevant part of your point Johann was the status of people's teeth. At least in someone's estimation.
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He who has never envied the vegetable has missed the human drama. --Emil Cioran
Meanwhile many of us stand back and gawk in disbelief as they give that reason and then vote for policies that move their jobs overseas and tax structures that cut services they use and benefit people much richer than they are.
Go down in CE&P, check out how often Republicans talk about how Obama is ruining the economy, and the reasoning given is frequently, if not predominantly, economic. ANd my extremely strong suspicion is that probably not a single one of them is 'harmed', taxation wise, by Obama policies. Hence the bewilderment.
^ I haven't read Wigan but I'm reminded of Orwell's ideas and 1984 almost every day and certainly almost every time I come to share with my JUB friends
We recently went to dinner at a Greek Restaurant and the waitress was massaging the three of us and I knew her whole life story. I guess that is cool for some people but it isn't my thing. She did a good job waiting on us though so I still tipped her well but I would avoid her in the future because our dinner conversation was subject to her continual intrusions.
Workers in a fair few other western countries are able to earn tips (often tax free) in addition to high minimum wages. Service doesn't seem to be markedly different between the US and other western countries, despite the incentive you might think a tip would motivate.
I don't think low wages / currency manipulation by China is actually linked to underpaying of retail workers and wait staff in the US. Same attitude maybe, but not the same economics. Most western countries get their electronic and clothing goods manufactured in China, but service industries, restaurants in particular, are not subject to competition by workers in China.
Increasing wages for services which employ locals would seem a sensible way to enlarge and stabilize a domestic economy. Their salaries feed back in to the same economy, mostly.
Blah blah blah, something enigmatic sounding...
My friends and I have developed a sliding scale rule, starting with at $10 tip, working downward for what ever point the server got wrong (inattentive service, etc.) But if the server is a guy I find cute, I'll admit, that $10 may jump to $15 or $20.
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I don't even know *why* we still have this sub-minimum wage tip-dependant strata of the service workforce, and only for certain jobs and not for others (bellboys, waiters, etc.) anymore. I can only attribute it to America's seeming and irrational belief that if costs of anything ever go up the world is going to tumble down, even if whatever extra we pay on a meal goes to someone who is going right out and spending it check to check and putting it right back into the economy.
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The entire concept of paying someone more because they're hawt (and it DEFINITELY happens, ask bartenders or ask any attractive female bartender) is degrading and a good case in point as to why this system is unfair and backwards. Someone could work just as hard (or more so), be overweight and ugly and get paid less as a result.
Didn't this thread start about something having to do with a chintzy ass pastor and
her disgustingly unnecessary rude activities coupled with the service persons dumb
move to make it public...
BTW, tips in America used to mean
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