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Norm 09-24-2020 4:23pm

Finally Had Enough Of These Cheap..........
 
...............bastards.

My breakfast run group finally tweaked a nerve in me. I've been trying to get these guys for the last couple of months to tip a little better, but gawd, it's like pulling hens teeth from some. Out of the 80 some people I sent the notice to, I usually get a group of 15 - 20 on average. Most are pretty good, but it's the same 2 - 3 that continually leave a buck or two, I hate that, cheap SOB's.

After this morning, I sent this out to the group, I'm getting incoming but all positive comments so far. From the cheapo's...........crickets.

Subject line:

TIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did you not get the memo? Apparently there a few who haven't. We as a group, did not meet the tip threshold today, which was 16 of us x $5 = $80. We left $68.

Yeah, I know a few of you are thinking, "well that's even too much money". My answer to that.....bullshit.
Damn near all of us have at least a $100,000 tied up in household vehicles alone, not counting the nice places we live. We can afford to leave a $5 tip, I don't care if you just order a glass of water, leave the tip.

The places we visit are doing US, WE, OUR GROUP a favor by accommodating. The waitresses are paid less than minimum wage, they survive entirely by TIPS. Let me ask you this question....would you do what they do for peanuts? Wait on a bunch of grouchy loud and noisy old farts? I don't think so.
Especially today, our waitress Alicia, does yeoman work to ensure we get what we ask for, as do others at other places as well. Let's show some appreciation.

I have gotten feedback in the past, that we are a cheap bunch....and they all own Corvettes. I want that reputation to go away.

Just a reminder, these gatherings ARE NOT a club function, this is a private undertaking organized by me. You do not need to wear name tags or other club apparel.........remember, private gathering, reservations are made as Corvette Group, no club names involved.

I've been setting these up for almost 10 years now, and we as a group are finally leaving some decent tips of late, we need to continue with that. If you as an individual feel that I'm over stepping my boundaries or it's none of my business to dictate what you should leave, we can easily remedy that feeling, I would prefer you just not participate. I can also request the establishment to include a set gratuity in the bill.

I may piss a few of you off, if so............well...........I'll let it go at that.

These messages I send out for a meet does not go out as an all club member notice, just to an exclusive list of folks that have or want to participate in this function.

I'll be standing-by for incoming.

Norm


mrvette 09-24-2020 4:32pm

Reality check, next door is a waitress for a rather popular joint that caters to the old crowd of retired here in Jax Fl.......and so it's been a mess for her what with the wahoo virus crap......BUT it's picking up a bit now and she WAS making about a GRAND IN TIPS EVERY [email protected]@@@!!!!!!

and it's serious...she even admitted it......I walked into their door after knocking and saw a YEUAGGGE!! pile of cash on the couch as they counting it out once evening......

SO, depending on the shituation, fair chance food servers/mainly chicks can make FAR more in CASH than we wood think.......


:issues::dance::seasix:

Olustee bus 09-24-2020 4:32pm

Damn right! Good for you Norm. And I hope you really like he new group you join

Murray 09-24-2020 4:38pm

Its not hard to do the math. Met my kid for dinner and in an hour the tip was $17 something. Ours was one of 4 tables she was looking after.

Id imagine small diners and their staff catering to the coffee/breakfast crowd dont do nearly as well though

99 pewtercoupe 09-24-2020 4:42pm

I would assume that this breakfast group occupies the table(s) for a significantly longer period of time than what a couple or family would take. Bunch of guys sitting around solving the worlds problems etc.

if this place is busy and you are sitting at a table for two hours just drinking coffee the server is loosing out on other customers who would be ordering more and probably leaving a larger tip. I agree that a buck or two is cheap

Norm 09-24-2020 4:48pm

These places we go are not the high end hoity-toity areas, just small town ma & pa's. Tip sharing to the bussing table folks get a piece of that as well, and besides if the 2 - 3 drop out of the group, won't hurt my feelings....:D

Norm 09-24-2020 4:54pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by 99 pewtercoupe (Post 1808420)
I would assume that this breakfast group occupies the table(s) for a significantly longer period of time than what a couple or family would take. Bunch of guys sitting around solving the worlds problems etc.

if this place is busy and you are sitting at a table for two hours just drinking coffee the server is loosing out on other customers who would be ordering more and probably leaving a larger tip. I agree that a buck or two is cheap

You're right, we are usually in a segregated area but that is open to others as well. We all order breakfast and we do sit a spell drinking coffee or whatever. Our waitress keeps that hot coffee coming, and she hustles. Plus the owner never charges us a room fee, I feel grateful we have a place like that, that takes care of us, not too many of those around.

datawiz 09-24-2020 5:28pm

Not a fan of poor tippers. I'm a very generous tipper, and it usually comes full circle with the places I frequent.

The_Dude 09-24-2020 5:35pm

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Originally Posted by datawiz (Post 1808432)
Not a fan of poor tippers. I'm a very generous tipper, and it usually comes full circle with the places I frequent.

:iagree: There's no reason not to spread it around if you can afford it. I would guess most in a Corvette club can.

VatorMan 09-24-2020 5:38pm

Fukien hate cheap tippers with a passion. Your letter was way too nice. If you know the names, Id send them a separate email saying this was for you cheap prick.

DAB 09-24-2020 5:57pm

next gathering: before you depart Norm Inc., walk around, collect $10 from everyone. now you have everyone's tip in hand ahead of time. $10 a head, not per car.

Anjdog2003 09-24-2020 6:42pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Murray (Post 1808417)
When i came down to California to meet Adog not only did i not pay for the meal i didn't leave a tip either. Fk them Yankees.






Plus i had to give you money for gas. :spdchk:

MadInNc 09-24-2020 6:48pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anjdog2003 (Post 1808447)
Plus i had to give you money for gas. :spdchk:

Ya should have gave him some lug nuts to keep the wheel on

snide 09-24-2020 9:44pm

I usually tip pretty good, unless the service was horrible.

Mike Mercury 09-25-2020 8:51am

Quote:

Originally Posted by snide (Post 1808546)
I usually tip pretty good, unless the service was horrible.

my tips are always based on level of service.

To the OP... is the problem with the quality of service (and not the cheapers in your group) ?

Norm 09-25-2020 9:08am

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAB (Post 1808438)
next gathering: before you depart Norm Inc., walk around, collect $10 from everyone. now you have everyone's tip in hand ahead of time. $10 a head, not per car.

These individual breakfast bills usually aren't over $8, so if you were to leave a 20% tip, that's $1.60.

Because we are a group, we are not charged any fees for anything (no room use, etc.), to cover any of that and make it worth while for the wait staff, a $5 "donation" per person is appropriate.

The wait staffs are really good to us, no slouches.

Norm 09-25-2020 9:18am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Mercury (Post 1808639)
my tips are always based on level of service.

To the OP... is the problem with the quality of service (and not the cheapers in your group) ?

Oh no, service is always great, never a problem.

We have been going to a core of about 5 different ma & pa diners (gave up on the national places like Bob Evans, Denny's, etc., too restrictive for our group) every Thursday in the past 10 years, we've developed a nice rapport with the owners and waitresses, they look forward to our visits and they do look out for us. It's just those few that will just not get off a few bucks.

z06psi 09-25-2020 9:27am

Boomer alert?

Norm 09-25-2020 10:01am

Quote:

Originally Posted by z06psi (Post 1808659)
Boomer alert?

What's that mean?

z06psi 09-25-2020 10:03am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norm (Post 1808669)
What's that mean?

If that was a question to my question then you could have just said "yes".


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