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Exact 10% tip

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piginboots Sat 04-Feb-17 20:41:36

Dp and I went out for dinner this evening. Food and service both good, nothing outstanding but no complaints either. Meal came to £33.20 and we agreed that I'd pay (by card), he would tip (in cash). He tipped £3.32 exactly. Imo this is rude and he should have rounded up. He (obviously) disagrees. Who is being unreasonable?

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 04-Feb-17 20:44:04

I think 10% is pretty cheap. So rounding up would be good. But I know the Brits tend not to tip a lot (I live overseas).

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 04-Feb-17 20:45:02

Also, 3.32 exactly makes him look a bit of a wanker. No idea why really, it just does.

AndNowItsSeven Sat 04-Feb-17 20:45:08

Him, I would have tipped £5.

Lugeeta Sat 04-Feb-17 20:45:50

He is-I would have left at least £4!

Prompto Sat 04-Feb-17 20:46:27

If I'm happy enough with the service to leave a tip then I always round up or I leave cash on the table separate from the card payment for the meal.

JassyRadlett Sat 04-Feb-17 20:46:56

Yep. Tight wanker and if I were the wait staff I'd think he was trying to make a point about the service.

Gladiatorsready Sat 04-Feb-17 20:48:21

That's so funny, is he usually that particular? I hate leaving coppers as part of tips unless it's part of a substantial tip/change given. To be fair I guess it all adds up but I would have rounded it up YANBU

RortyCrankle Sat 04-Feb-17 20:49:38

That's stingy. I think the going rate is 15% and to tip to the precise percentage penny was very scrooge-like. That would put me off someone to be honest.

londonrach Sat 04-Feb-17 20:51:08

I dont understand tipping. Id have left nothing or £2.

Baffledonthisone Sat 04-Feb-17 20:53:12

Here we go! confused

Bodicea Sat 04-Feb-17 20:57:03

Ha ha. That does seem pretty wanky. I would have probably left £3. But then I don't agree with tipping as we have a minimum wage and only do it under duress as it appears to be the social norm now.
( I have worked in a care home and as a waitress both for minimum wage and waitressing is the easy option believe me!)

gonetoflower Sat 04-Feb-17 20:58:18

As a waitress, I wouldn't care. I would just assume it was the change someone had in their purse/ wallet.

MyWineTime Sat 04-Feb-17 21:17:46

I hate tipping but 10% is fine if you do tip.
I don't see anything wrong with that tip.

Roomster101 Sat 04-Feb-17 21:18:59

I think it is an odd thing to do but I don't see why people are saying it is stingy. At least he did tip and unless the service was fantastic I don't see why it should be 15%.

Vanillamanilla1 Sat 04-Feb-17 21:19:27

Any tip is good as far as I'm concerned as I don't tip

Apocalyptichorsewoman Sat 04-Feb-17 21:20:02

I would go for 15% really

AyeAmarok Sat 04-Feb-17 21:21:01

Yeah, that's wanky, and extremely unattractive!

You should probably have tipped a fiver. But if he insists on being a bit tight, then at least give £3.50!

SeveredPixieBits Sat 04-Feb-17 21:21:06

As above, I would have just assumed that was what he had in change in his wallet. I was always glad to get anything, I wouldn't have griped about it.

ImperialBlether Sat 04-Feb-17 21:21:42

I would be really embarrassed by that. I do think it's stingy - who the hell gives pennies to someone as a tip?

PossumInAPearTree Sat 04-Feb-17 21:22:15

Well I would have tipped £3. Which I think is fine for a tip for bringing some food to my table. I do always tip, around the 10% mark.

treaclesoda Sat 04-Feb-17 21:23:19

I think it's weird to count out 10% exactly. But it's only on mumsnet that I've ever come across tipping being expected (in the UK, I know it's expected in other places), unless you're eating out with a big group and even then it's usually only 10% or so.

treaclesoda Sat 04-Feb-17 21:24:48

By being expected I should clarify that I mean people would frown on you not doing it, not that people don't do it at all.

LucklessMonster Sat 04-Feb-17 21:26:04

As a waitress, I wouldn't care. I would just assume it was the change someone had in their purse/ wallet.

When I was a waitress I didn't care either.

It's not stingy or tight not to tip in the UK.

JenniferYellowHat1980 Sat 04-Feb-17 21:26:56

I actually think that now I've quit my higher paid job and am earning a little above the NMW I might stop tipping. I wouldn't be allowed to accept a tip - in fact someone tried to press one on me on Thursday and I had to refuse (not that I wanted her money for doing the job I'm paid for). Not what you were asking. Just navel gazing.

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