Sunday, December 19, 2010

Celebrate Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": Tip generously

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Attention Lesbians and all Americans, indeed, everyone of good will-

Now that the United States Senate has joined the House of Representatives in repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and it is anticipated that the remaining steps will be completed without major drama, please celebrate this major Civil Rights milestone in the best way possible:

By tipping generously for good service.

Karma is real. Karma comes back multi-fold (and we're not talking about the Prosperity Gospel here) and results in more positive energy among everyone for the benefit of all. Tips are Good Karma.

Yes, the so-called GLBTQ Agenda remains unfinished, but repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is a major accomplishment and milestone on the road to full civic equality for everyone.

So, let's celebrate. Tip generously for good service, and help spread a positive message of love and good cheer, not just in this holiday season, but all the time.

And let's get to work on Marriage Equality and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the New Year.

Thank you.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

And a Comment on Autostraddle

from a Comment the donation-dependent lesbian website Autostraddle.com [scroll down to second GrrlRomeo]:
The sarcasm was completely lost on me because it’s a thing that people really believe. Another one is that lesbians are bad tippers.

Friday, November 5, 2010

What Are Some Lesbian Stereotypes?

Here's one Lesbian Stereotype [scroll down to SpinCompass]:
Bad tippers

Thursday, July 29, 2010

More Direct Action: That Lesbian Mom Next Door

Thank you, That Lesbian Mom Next Door. Money quote:
Our first stop was a classy piano bar kind of joint. Groups of gay men (as opposed to “boys”) were clustered around the bar watching a basketball game and cheering gustily. And, to my surprise, our waiter seated us at a very nice table.

Now there was a time when lesbians were given the worst seat in the house and then ignored. Since our waiter was practically tripping over himself to fill our water glasses, I think we’ve successfully killed the stereotype of lesbians as difficult patrons and lousy tippers. He even tried to aid us in our research. We explained our quest (locating the wild lesbian) and he replied (in an extremely Nelly voice) that he wasn’t gay, so he wouldn’t know where to go, but he’d ask the cook. He flitted off and came back to inform us we were right on the money and should continue as planned.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 2010 Presidential Proclamation Pride Month: And a comment on our topic

from Newsvine: Money quote:
I do remember way back when there was one performer who was female and performed as a male but then later had surgery to become a man, as far as I see from my experience at least that is not the goal of the Drag Kings that I am aware of. Another interesting point is that there are some gay men and some lesbians that dislike each other simply based on some prejudice that I am not aware of, if there is a reason it is not apparent to me. I will say that when I tended bar that lesbians were really bad tippers, but I ihate all bad tippers, not just lesbian bad tippers. I have more lesbian friends now then I used to have simply because I am active in the LGBT community here and it's the old saw that once you meet and talk to someone, it's easier to understand and associate with them, goes for anyone.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

An Update

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Well, this blog has been in existence for over six months. [Materials we find and post are backdated to the original publication date.] Preliminary conclusions:

While all of us are individuals, even without The Washington Blade's Bitch Session, there is definitely a stereotype out there that lesbians, as a group, are poor tippers. [However, probably the worst tippers, as far as consistent bitches, are the Sunday after Church crowd, perhaps because they were too generous with the collection earlier.] So it's time to do something about this problem.

We encourage all people of good will, of all genders and sexual orientations, etc., to include lesbians, to make a habit of tipping well for good service. Large cities, 20%, smaller cities, 15%, but why not be a little generous? Your budget should include an extra 15-20% for the wait staff; plan and order accordingly. And there's nothing wrong with letting wait staff know that you're aware of the stereotype, but don't follow it as long as they provide good service.

Wait staff also need to treat customers as individuals, divining their tipping practices from non-demographic elements of the interaction.

And if the service is not good, and can't be corrected by mentioning the problem, well, it's better to leave no tip than a bad one. Let's hope those situations are not common.

Let's be honest: Tips are good karma! And karma never lies. Thank you.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Slammin' Salmon reviewed

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Slammin' Salmon: An undercooked if surprisingly tasty filet of silliness from Broken Lizard:
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The Slammin' Salmon is Miami's premier seafood restaurant, owned and operated with an iron fist and an iron head by former heavyweight champion and namesake personality Cleon Salmon. A year after embarrassing himself back when he was a lowly member of the wait staff, weak-willed manager Rich Parente (Kevin Heffernan) presents an ultimatum to the ragtag batch of new employees after Cleon has racked up a $20,000 debt to the Yakuza after a lost albino hunting wager. The server who earns the most money in one night gets a prize, be they front-row Norah Jones tickets or a three-night stay in Cleon's suite at a swanky hotel & spa resort. When those fail to boost morale, Cleon ups the ante by declaring a first-place victory worth $10,000 and a last-place haul resulting in a “broken rib sandwich.”

This sends the quirky ensemble crew scrambling to overachieve by any means necessary. For blonde ballet school temptress Mia (April Bowlby), it's a flirtatious demand for a party of men to all order lobster and an exposed neckline to a lesbian couple in the hopes of securing a large tip.
Per Andrew Sullivan, dream on . . .

Monday, May 10, 2010

Elena Kagan for SCOTUS

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We don't know anything about Elena Kagan's sexual orientation, whatever it is.

But we very much do care about how she tips.
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Friday, April 30, 2010

The Washington Blade is back!

OK, bitches, the Washington Blade is back! Still no Bitch Session, however.

Even if it takes them a while to sign Bitch Boy [or recruit a new one], we certainly hope they will restore the Blade's online archives, including those priceless bitches about lesbian tipping habits in Bitch Session.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

from Kitchen Confidential: Wow!

via Huffington Post. Money quote: Restaurants remember you . . .
...are a lesbian. Yes, I know that's an outrageous statement, but I've stats kept by a largely LGBTQ staff to back it up. I work in an environment where lesbian waiters routinely beg to be relieved of lesbian customers, who are constitutionally unable to order anything that's actually on the menu, demand that individual dishes be divided among separate checks, and then tip 5% because "you should serve only locally-grown, organic foods, and pâté is socially irresponsible!"

Friday, February 26, 2010

from Drudge Retort: Server Joke of the Day

from Drudge Retort:

Server joke of the day:
What's the difference between a lesbian and a canoe?
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A canoe might tip.

DC's Lesbian Bar Phase One: 40 years and counting!

Even our topic came up:
Is there such a thing as a profitable lesbian bar?

I doubt it. Interestingly, when Tracks first opened in the early 80’s that was supposed to be a lesbian bar. And actually Zeigfeld’s was supposed to be and they just evolved into other things because you just can’t count on women to bring in the money. So the Phase has ebbed and flowed over the years and there was a point in the mid-80’s where we would have 300-350 women come through here in a night. It was intense, it was awesome and it was packed. But once lesbian nights started, people had choice and that made a difference.

Now Angela brought in energy that hadn’t been here in a long long time. But it gets frustrating even with all the people she’s bringing in here. Women are notoriously bad tippers. This generation is better but with older women you’re talking about a generation who had to make it on their own and had lower paying jobs than men, especially in the working class and whatnot. You never do get a lot of the lawyers coming in here…

Monday, February 15, 2010

Haiku #1

Scat queen at Nordstrom

Lesbian tipping habits

Bring back Bitch Session!