Love this quick bit about tipping. Click to read the entire article. http://blogs.three8six.com/acrossthetable/2009/06/depp-gets-tipping-some-celebs-not-so-much.html
Depp gets tipping; some celebs, not so much
Last week (pre-Farrah/Michael), media around the world were abuzz with the news that actor Johnny Depp had left a $4,000 tip (reportedly on a $4,400 tab) after a night of partying with friends in a Chicago restaurant.Not knowing Depp personally, I can only speculate on what led to this...
Also from the article, a quick guide to tipping:
Restaurants are one of the few remaining elements of our society that aren't outsourced, understaffed or automated, so we should enjoy and appreciate the service.
If you've never been a server or bartender, here are a few tips on how to be a considerate customer. Call it Spit Prevention 101:
Look your waiter in the eye and say "please" and "thank you." He's a person, not a Roomba (the robot vacuum).
Tip about 20 percent. The standard has long been 15 to 20, but 20 is easiest to figure: Look at your total, move the decimal to the left, that's 10 percent. Now double that.Tip extra if: You're a demanding diva ordering elaborate mixed or frozen drinks and running your waitress ragged with demands for extra cherries, water, napkins, etc.; or you're a "camper," sitting at a table for hours just getting your coffee refilled -- you're costing your server money.
Enjoy your Sunday!!!