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Old 11-17-2012, 11:34 PM   #22
joyful mother
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Re: Is more than 18% gratuity expected? Im confused...

Originally Posted by mom1mg View Post
Sorry a little OT but why do big parties have mandatory tips? We have 5 kids and get hit all the time with this. I would tip anyway so I don't care but I dont understand why it is required in most places either.

Op I'm glad you said something that was terrible for them to say something within hearing of customers.
I hate it when we get an automatic tip added for our brood (parents and kids=8) Many servers in our area seem pretty lazy and inattentive when they get a big group mostly kids. We don't go out as a family too often and I am pretty picky where we go because of this.
Crissi wife to my very best friend for 20 yrs. Momma to 3 boys and 3 girls, 7-almost 18 yrs old!
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