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

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.