Jesica: I dont get the title of this page. You’re telling someone you deserve a tip and they shouldnt eat out if they cant afford to give you a tip? Thats extremely selfish. What if the family is really poor and someone gave them money or giftcards as a gift and they decided that they would treat themselves after who knows how long it has been since they last went out to eat and they cant afford to tip you? But you get mad because they wont give you extra money on top of what other tips you’re getting, plus your paycheck. Thats just… so selfish…
I just hope you get whats coming to you.

I grew up poor and guess what we did when we wanted to go out to eat…we DIDN’T unless we saved up the funds to cover the meal and the tip! It’s not rocket science. It’s called being responsible, having a budget, and having respect for other hard working people.

What is selfish is when someone comes into a restaurant not planning on tipping and expects someone to serve them for free. What is selfish is to assume your “poor family” is more important than your server’s “poor family”.

Eating out is a LUXURY…it isn’t a NEED. Grocery stores are available for a reason. If you aren’t willing to pay for the full experience of eating out then please keep your ass at home.

And just to clarify…my paycheck IS my tips. When you make $2 to $4 an hour it’s rare you even see a check because by the time taxes hit it it’s VOID.

So, when you are okay with working your ass off and not getting paid for it, then, by all means, call me selfish. 😉