Saturday, October 27, 2018

Too drunk to tip...

I saw this posted on the Angry Bartender's Facebook page today...

This struck me as non-sensical...

As some of you might know, I used to wait tables.  I'm actually not a big fan of the tipping system.  That being said, I do know that in America especially, people who wait tables or work as bartenders make their money through tips.  So, although tipping is technically optional, it's really shitty when people don't tip.  If you opt not to tip, you really ought to have a better reason that being "to [sic] buzzed".  The reason you're buzzed is because the bartender was doing his or her job.  And I dare say most people would rather not work for free.

I read the comments and one woman suggested getting the person's license plate number and calling the cops, telling them the person left the bar too drunk to drive.  Another commenter left an irate shaming comment about how jacked up it is to "fuck up someone's life" just because they didn't tip.  But think about this for a minute.  This person was too drunk to do math.  If he or she was so intoxicated that tipping properly was too much of a challenge, he or she was certainly too intoxicated to drive.  And people who are that drunk have no right to "fuck up" or end an innocent person's life by driving drunk.

I continue to be amazed by some people's sense of entitlement.  I read an article by the New York Times this morning and some guy left an irate comment that it was behind a paywall...  

Why do you post this if only subscribers can read it? You should create a close group only for subscribers.

Lots of people pointed out that if the guy read so many articles that he was hitting the paywall, he needed to pay for a subscription.  Journalists write for money.  They have bills to pay.  You want to read what they write?  You need to pay.

But the guy who left the above comment had nothing but nasty spew for the people who told him he needed to pay.  Apparently, he doesn't think journalism is a real job that deserves a paycheck.  Personally, I think good journalism is worth paying for.  I subscribe to the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Irish Times.  

House hunting is kind of frustrating.  So far, we've seen three houses.  Two were humongous... way bigger than what we need.  One was the right size, but I'm not sure if our furniture would work because of the sloped ceilings.  Also, we have an Eckbank Gruppe and the main living room only has one corner where we could feasibly put it.  And it's not in the area that was obviously designated to be the dining area.  

We have two more houses to see before we go to our current home, which will not be home a month or so from now.  I hate this process so much.  Can't wait for it to be over.  However, it's been interesting to see the houses up here.  We will definitely have a different lifestyle here.

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