From The Post Chronicle:
As if Tom Cruise needed more bad publicity. A report from the website entitled bitterwaitress.com has labeled TomKat a cheapskate. BitterWaitress.com has thousands of entries listing the identities of the generous gratuity avoiders.
The so-called ‘Shitty Tipper Database’ has famous names and regular citizen’s side-by-side for turning cheap when the check came.
Superstar Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter reportedly left a 3 percent tip on a $54.00 bill.
Yankees centerfielder Bernie Williams is a multiple offender – leaving between 7-8%.
Maybe Jeter was just trying to let them know that the service stunk via the $2 tip? I’m usually in the 15-20% range (even when just getting eggs at IHOP or ice cream at Friendly’s) when the service is good. And, if the 20% is under $5 then I usually just leave $5. (I figure that it’s worth at least five bucks to bring food and drinks to a family of four – even if it’s cheap eats.) But, I have left just a $2 or $3 tip in some places when I wanted to let them know that it was not a good experience.
Tips are like respect, you have to earn it to get it.