Sunday, July 12, 2009

Repost: Depp gets tipping; some celebs, not so much

Love this quick bit about tipping. Click to read the entire article.

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!!!