Thursday, July 30, 2009

Silly Politicians

Instead of spending all this time on health care, why don't they tackle some real issues. Like tipping. Every day Americans go to a restaurant and have no idea if they are tipping enough, not enough or too much. It's time to give the whole system an overhaul. When the average American goes out to eat, the price on the menu should be the price they pay. Instead we are stuck in a perpetual conundrum trying to figure out how much 10% of the bill is, wait should it be 15%? Or maybe 20%? If I tip too little the server is going to hate me and think I'm cheap. If it's too much the others will feel guilty for not tipping enough. Why is it percentage based anyway. If I get a burger and fries for $5 and the guy next to me gets a golden steak for $1,000 should my tip be $1 and his be $20 even though we had the exact same service?

The current system is fucked and I think it's time for the govenment to do something useful for a change and fix it!

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

I feel stupid leaving this here, bu I couldnt figure out how to send you a msg any other way...What's up with the EQ info? The pages dont work. :/ Please let me know, I feel lost w/o them :)

RJoe said...

The EQ stuff is currently down, it will be back up.... someday.

Bobo Rando said...

can you fix this link?
http://www.teamjosh.com/eqoa/CM/

RJoe said...

We're working on it. There's currently trouble with the webserver and it's out of our control.

Anonymous said...

How can you claim that you are part of an 'antisocial' movement, and then expect the government to fix something? I think that you kids aren't really sure what you're thinking of. That's kids for you I guess though. P.S. The government will never 'fix' tipping. The restaurant lobby is too powerful and they don't want to have to pay servers more than $2 an hour (which IS what they make without tips), so tipping shall continue. Cough up.

RJoe said...

I could explain the complex history behind team·josh to you, but I don't have the time or crayons. P.S. Lobbies are another thing that is ruining our country. It's a travesty that servers aren't paid at least the minimum wage. Start paying people what they're worth and give me a bill that has the amount I owe. Just like when I go to Target, the car shop or virtually any other place of business.