Tipping is Out of Control
I have "sticker shock."
I got an oil change this week, and on the credit card swiper thing-a-ma-jig there was a place to ADD A TIP?
A tip for an oil change?
This has become a big issue for me.
I WILL NOT BE TIP SHAMED! Ever since the pandemic, we have been expected to subsidize cheap owners/bad faith employees -- PROLLY BOTH!
During lockdown, only a few essential workers had to hoof it out to work -- while the rest of us stayed home and "Netflixed and chunked out."
We were ONLY-TOO-HAPPY to tip.
I mean - we all thought we were goners at some point - so dropping an extra couple in the hand of Suzi at Micky D's was no biggie.
Plus we had our stimmies and had a few extra to spare.
Flash forward to 2022: the pandemic is over, we all went back to work. (Audio Bob started showering again and Steve went back to the CHEAP CIGARS.)
But then, it all ended - and we had to go back to work. But, now, everyone in retail askes for a tip.
It's TIP SHAMING! Why do we feel the need to subsidize everyone? I totally get that restaurant servers work under a different set of rules - I GET IT.
But, why am I being asked to tip my Subway sandwich artists?
Didn't yall get a raise to $15/hour or something?
And there is a place on the credit card swiper to... TIP MY DOG GROOMER??
I first learned the meaning of TIP from the Steve and DC show in St. Louis. They had a guy on who explained that "TIP" was an acronym for "to insure promptness."
If you tip beforehand, what reason do they have to hustle?
And the answer is: THEY DON'T.
But, we are still expected to UNDERWRITE REGUALR WORKERS POOR PAYING GIGS.
Because of COVID-19, I guess.
Here's a tip: Stop tip shaming me.
Get a better paying gig - It's not my fault you don't think you make enough.
But when the cashier at the Chevron has a tip jar, but no "need-a-penny-take-a-penny" jar anymore...
GIMME A BREAK!
That's my tip. Just the tip.