Sunday, March 23, 2003

from Curve, lesbian magazine

from Curve, a lesbian magazine. Are lesbians generally thought of as bad tippers and cheapskates?
I have a friend that worked as a waitress in the gayest part of San Francisco, the Castro District.

She tells me over and over again how lesbians in general are the worst tippers ever... she says that the reason lesbian bars and businesses do not prosper is that lesbians are cheapskates and do not support their community.

I know I am a great tipper unless the service is poor. I frequent the clubs on lesbians nights and spend money at lesbian businesses almost exclusively because I DO want to support the community.

But the other night when my wife and I went out to dinner with friends and our bill was over $100 and the woman who invited to treat us to dinner left a $10 tip. And it made me think.... maybe there is some truth to my other friends theory?

What do you think? Is there truth in this?
Comment: At least some of the participants in the discussion think there's some truth to the stereotype, though not necessarily themselves. Check out the comments.

Friday, March 7, 2003

from Bitch Session in 2003 - another one

If you don't have the money to tip, you really don't have the money to drink.

Thursday, January 23, 2003

from The W message board

from a comment on The W message board; the discussion concerned bad service.
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Sometimes when its "the girls" having dinner, the hostess will decide that we want the cutest guy waiter. Now my friends & I certainly appreciate a cute guy, but we actually value competence in our wait staff above cutie-ness. I'm sure Biff just tells himself that we must be lesbians when he gets a crappy tip, because he was too busy flirting & flexing to get our food & drinks delivered. Hostessing is such a complex job.

Friday, January 17, 2003

from Bitch Session in 2003

To the so-called master mind of Liquid Ladies: If lesbians learned to tip, maybe bars would be more willing to open the doors to lesbian parties. P.S. Stop talking so much; people come to hear the music, not your voice.