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    The Vermont town where restaurants add 18 percent to the bill for anyone who speaks F

    The Vermont town where restaurants add 18 percent to the bill for anyone who speaks French because 'foreigners are bad tippers'

    • Burlington, Vermont, has had an influx of French Canadians from Quebec
    • Restaurant owners say it's their solution to an influx of French-speaking Canadians from Quebec who are extraordinarily bad tippers -- sometimes leaving just $1 or a few cents tip on $50 or $100 tabs.


      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz24y9qjH00


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz24y94MCUS

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    This is not unusual.

    Had a restaurant when I worked in Banff that added 15% to the bill if you were 'from a culture not familiar with Canadian tipping customs.'

    If people were not so cheap when they went out, these things would not happen.

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    thanks to Jimmy and his cronies...

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    This begs an interesting question that will prolly get this thread moved to the Political forum and then locked in a barrage of angry recrimination and verbiage;

    There are other "groups" of folks in this country that are considered bad tippers to the point where waitstaff go online to complain and recount how they avoid their tables when possible;

    Would a restaurant dare do that to them...and would they get away with it without the Justice Dept. stepping in with a CIvil Rights Violation investigation?

    Just sayin.



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    I got a tip for Vermont. Right betwixt your green mountains. yeah

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    I went to school, have a house and spend alot of time in northern VT/ Burlington, and this is nothing new. They tip in the fashion of the Europeans. It's painful to watch as a patron. On top of it, they're saving a good amount of money eating on our side of the border.

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    Brits are also notoriously bad tippers.

    But I believe in England the wage for servers is much higher than here, requiring no tip.

    But when traveling you should find out the local customs and try to adhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    This begs an interesting question that will prolly get this thread moved to the Political forum and then locked in a barrage of angry recrimination and verbiage;

    There are other "groups" of folks in this country that are considered bad tippers to the point where waitstaff go online to complain and recount how they avoid their tables when possible;

    Would a restaurant dare do that to them...and would they get away with it without the Justice Dept. stepping in with a CIvil Rights Violation investigation?

    Just sayin.




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    Tipping is for the birds....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaSteve View Post
    ...Canadian tipping customs...
    I've seen Canadians throw "Loonies" at strippers. What exactly is their "custom"?

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    Timmy definitely had something to do with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri_0515 View Post
    Timmy definitely had something to do with this.
    Yeah...iffin it was Cow tipping.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    This begs an interesting question that will prolly get this thread moved to the Political forum and then locked in a barrage of angry recrimination and verbiage;

    There are other "groups" of folks in this country that are considered bad tippers to the point where waitstaff go online to complain and recount how they avoid their tables when possible;

    Would a restaurant dare do that to them...and would they get away with it without the Justice Dept. stepping in with a CIvil Rights Violation investigation?

    Just sayin.



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    They're known as "Queebs". You don't even need to hear their accent, they all wear the same little rectangular glasses.

    I have no problem with them except for the chain-smoking at outdoor tables.

    They've been cool to me here and in Canada. Although they are starting to
    hoard the IPA from our small breweries just like New Yorkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    I got a tip for Vermont. Right betwixt your green mountains. yeah
    your dude running for AG lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    your dude running for AG lost.
    I understand he was going to get really tough on the black market for prescription painkillers in your northeast areas. That's what his sister told me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    I understand he was going to get really tough on the black market for prescription painkillers in your northeast areas. That's what his sister told me.
    that would probably be my number one concern

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    They're known as "Queebs". You don't even need to hear their accent, they all wear the same little rectangular glasses.

    Hipsters?

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    The percentage I tip really depends on the quality of service. If someone provided awful service (it does happen) they are usually lucky to see 5%. On the other side of the spectrum, when a waiter/waitress goes above and beyond, they get a tip above the average server. I recently gave a 25% tip when a server went way beyond her job the night I got engaged.

    I dont buy into a flat percentage across the board, and if someone is just awful, Im not going to reward them for a job not well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetman67 View Post
    The percentage I tip really depends on the quality of service.
    That's how it should be. My wife is a big enough chump that she'll pay twenty percent for lousy service.

    I believe there are times waiters should get zero, I may have actually done this once or twice. Thinking about it, the waitresses probably thought I forgot or another employee took it. Next time, next to the tip portion of the check, I'll write in eight cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetman67 View Post
    The percentage I tip really depends on the quality of service. If someone provided awful service (it does happen) they are usually lucky to see 5%. On the other side of the spectrum, when a waiter/waitress goes above and beyond, they get a tip above the average server. I recently gave a 25% tip when a server went way beyond her job the night I got engaged.

    I dont buy into a flat percentage across the board, and if someone is just awful, Im not going to reward them for a job not well done.
    +1

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