Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Further comment on WaiterRant

Money quote:

My experience is that lesbians are the worst tippers.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Notoriously Bad Celebrity Tippers

Here's a Comment re our topic [scroll down]:
<< 26. Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes. Dined together in an upscale restaurant and didn't leave a tip. >>

Lesbians don't tip for s--t. This has been established.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Waiter Rant: Who are the worst tippers?

from Waiter Rant, it seems that there are many categories of poor tippers.

Comment #126:
I saw lesbians mentioned earlier so I wanted to share this. I’m a lesbian AND British and I always tip a minimum of 20%, usually more. I played for a womens full contact football team (at least 75% lesbians) and one particular restaurant would stay open late after games for us (we usually arrived 30 minutes or so before closing, but always with prior notice)partly because of how well we tipped and treated the servers. I agree that gay guys tip REALLY well. My experience with bad tippers has mainly been older people and the church crowd.
Comment 641:
Also, lesbians are the best tippers in Boston. For some reason they always leave 20-30%.

Let's see if we can identify additional relevant comments.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

AfterEllen: Folks, can we talk about tipping?

from AfterEllen:
Folks, can we talk about tipping?
Hi everybody; just wanted to vent a little and possibly make some non-tippers aware of the importance of tipping. i work as a pizza delivery driver, and i had a delivery tonight that happened to be to a cute little soft-butch dyke (okay, i'm just giving you my impression, but i'm pretty sure i'm right - hopefully she's not reading this blog. ha ha); anyway i got the pizza there in 15-20 minutes, because she only lived a few blocks away, we gave her an X-large pizza for the price of a large, my service was polite and professional, and it seemed like we were actually kind of hitting it off. imagine my disappointment later when i looked at the credit card receipt and realized that she stiffed me.

sad to say, but lesbians in general do not have a good reputation for tipping, and it does not reflect well on us. and don't anybody waste my time telling me that "you can't strereotype." yes, you can stereotype, and i've been in the business long enough to have drawn some pretty valid conclusions about who tips and who doesn't. i'm sure that some of you who work for tips could say the same thing.

as far as pizza delivery goes, the delivery charge is NOT A TIP. that fee goes straight to the company and is nothing more than a way for them to increase their profits at the expense of the drivers. drivers do get some (small) compensation, based either on commission, mileage, per deilvery rate, etc., but they have been getting that compensation since long before companies started charging a delivery fee. when delivery charges were added, that money just went straight to the company.

drivers depend on tips to cover their gas and vehicle maintanence, but also to compensate them for the risks involved in the job - from accidents to robberies to getting stuck in the snow, etc. etc. if nobody tipped, no one would deliver pizzas, and those people who don't tip are basically free-loading off of the people who do tip. btw, the minimum half-way decent tip for pizza delivery is $2, but $3+ will definitely get you better service.

lastly, when someone doesn't tip it's like a personal insult to the driver/waitperson (assuming that the service was good). it's like saying "screw you." i once had a woman ask me for my phone number after she gave me a check for exact change for the pizza, and well, she would have had to have been way hotter than she was for me to give it to her after she stiffed me. i think it's time for lesbians to woman-up and start tipping better. and FWIW, gay men tip better than average, IMO.
Great comments, too.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Welcome DC Agenda!

So far, no Bitch Session, but please be patient and as supportive of DC Agenda as you can.

After all, there's far, far more to GLBTQ life in the Nation's Capital, and the entire country, than lesbian tipping habits.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bitch Session lives on!

Now that the Washington Blade has, apparently, shut down, please post your bitches about lesbian tipping habits in the Comments.

We kindly request that you stay on-topic: no bitches about bitches about lesbian tipping habits, please.

See for more information about, and to make financial contributions to, the currently volunteer effort by the staff to create a new publication serving the community.

We just hope it will include Bitch Session!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Lesbian Tipping Habits - Why?

This blog is intended to collect all available research on tipping habits of discrete demographic groups, e.g., lesbians.

The purpose is to determine whether tipping habits of lesbians are noticeably different from those of others. That is all.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

from a waitress in Provincetown

Apparently, trans women are even worse than Lesbians. From a waitress in Provincetown:
Having to cover some of Ashley’s shifts made me crankier than usual this week, PLUS it’s Trannie week here in Ptown. Actually, it’s called Fantasia Fair, and it is a week-long conference and vacation for Transgender & Trans-sexual men & women. Now, y’all don’t get me wrong– I love all my Trans sisters & brothers. Just another color of the rainbow. It’s just that they’re so damned stingy with their tips! Worse than the Lesbians of Women’s Week. (Although generally less demanding than the Dykes.) I guess they’re stingy because they’re saving up for the next surgery or new outfit. One day, tips totalled less than $8 for the entire day! Come on, girls! Seida’s got to make a living too! I need new outfits (and wigs, makeup, etc.) too!
Hat tip to Femulate.