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Old 10-15-2019, 08:23 PM
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If you leave a waiter/waitress a good sized tip, do you expect a thank you or acknowledgement from that server?
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:25 PM
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No. Canít think of too many situations where they are privy to the tip before Iím out the door.
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:32 PM
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My barberett sees the tip. She's always has a smile and says thanks as I head out
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:40 PM
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Nope. Usually it's good tact for them to wait until you leave.
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:17 PM
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Nope

its a good way to get excellent service from bartenders though. I get greeted by name and they make my drink ahead of people standing in front of me at my favorite bars. My beach bar if they see me walking in the door my drink is waiting for me by the time I get to the bar.
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:19 PM
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
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its a good way to get excellent service from bartenders though. I get greeted by name and they make my drink ahead of people standing in front of me at my favorite bars. My beach bar if they see me walking in the door my drink is waiting for me by the time I get to the bar.
that's a veteran move. I always tip bartenders well too. They are the only ones who generally see the tip while you're there and definitely appreciate it. I go eat at Mitchs tavern before state games. Bill is usually $10 or so and I always give $20.
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:44 PM
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Back when I would still go to bars regularly, Iíd drop a $20 bill first thing then tell the bartender/waitress/waiter that this isnít my tip, but in return I donít want to have to hunt you down or have an empty glass. Always worked well, but that was at least 10 years ago. Today that would have to be $30.

By telling her it wasnít a tip, there was no obligation to split it with the rest of the staff. Never ceased to get a big smile and a thank you
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:30 PM
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:20 AM
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No, the point of leaving a nice tip is to recognize good service, or to be generous.

That said, if you go to a place frequently, it's better to be known as a good tipper than a cheapskate. Typically, everything will be better. The waters know who the good tippers are, and they do appreciate it.
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No I don't hang around long enough. I do get a thanks from my Barber though.
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:23 AM
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I usually get a dirty look. Must be doing something wrong.
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:13 AM
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Agree with the majority of posters that you are out the door before the wait staff sees their tip, but I leave $20 on a $7 sandwich at the little restaurant I frequent- they donít address the tip, but they do treat me like royalty when I go. They know what I order, and act genuinely happy to see me. Thatís all the acknowledgement I want.
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:19 AM
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Definitely tip well at places that you frequently attend and the service will only get better, and I would not expect anything from the server.
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:49 AM
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No.

The waitress/waiter should not see the tip before you leave. You should thank them. If they are regularly receiving the tip before you leave, it is most likely you are doing something to being seen as creepy.
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No
it's the hidden rule....like fight club
You do not acknowledge certain things... it's a given and understood
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The waitress/waiter should not see the tip before you leave. You should thank them. If they are regularly receiving the tip before you leave, it is most likely you are doing something to being seen as creepy.
If the place is busy Ill usually wait till the server is at least in sight of the table to make sure they know we are leaving and give them a thank you as we leave. I wouldn't want anyone grabbing the cash and someone thinking we didn't pay or cheeped out on them.
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:38 AM
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Tipping well at regular places works. Case in point, I showed up after a large group right when they opened for lunch. They put my order in first and I was out of there before the other group even got their food.
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