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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 16:12 (1170 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Which part of "It's a practice usually reserved for Semana Santa and Navidad" didn't you understand? Even if they print it on the menu you already stated you wouldn't tip more, so I fail to see the difference.

You can sure tell who the elitists and who the wage workers are. So if they add it you penalize them even when you know that most people are lousy tippers and waiters struggle to survive. Aren't you just a sweetheart. Are you aware most waiters only get paid via the tips they make?

I see you've come down with another attack of jerkitis. My comment had to do with a practice becoming more common in other areas of the world, not just small town Zihua. I thought I made it clear that I don't like ANY restaurants telling their customers how much to tip. I typically tip 20% which, I believe, is more that the standard. If restaurants in Zihua can get away with not paying wages, there needs to be a law stopping that practice. (My first boss in San Francisco, who had been a waiter in pre-war Czechoslovakia, told me that he had to pay the restaurant owner for the privilege of working there!) I was a busboy in room service at the Fairmont hotel, back then. The waiters put a dime in the pot for each order they served. That was divvied up between all the busboys. I got a 25 cent bonus, because I was the head busboy. So I'd like to think that I'm not an elitist, since I'm well acquainted with life "on the other side of the table". None of our regular places in Zihua play that added tip game and the waiters seem pleased to see us. In fact, at one of them, they treat us to a free drink after dinner.

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