On a related topic from a different restaurant the credit card bill arrived with a different total than the receipt Mom kept that clearly had the amount of the tip and the total amount authorized. Apparently, the waitress there also didn't like Dad's ten percent so she upped it to about 18 percent. Don't know what happened after I informed the manager but he was definitely not happy.
Why is it people think they are entitled to extra money because they choose to work for a below minimum wage? Why does getting pie and coffee in a diner require a tip while pie and coffee at McDonald's doesn't? Where is the line that divides competent work and exceptional service and why do both deserve the same gratuity? I know restaurant workers and others depend on tips because their earnings are irratic but doesn't the same thing apply to those who work on commission? Why is a tip "required" for one but not even considered for the other?