Am I the only one that does not want "service" in a restaurant?
I have seen a few posts about tipping now and how a lot of people almost seem to have a superiority complex because the tip above and beyond the 15%. I guess I just don't understand. I will tip 15% because I am sympathetic to the fact that wait staff make below minimum wage, but I am not going to pay someone double or triple minimum wage to make up for that.
Beyond that, I don't want the service. Take my order, drop off my food and drink, then go the Hell away. I do not want to engage in false pleasantries, I do not care about the waiter's day nor am I going to comment on my day, and I do not want anyone coming to my table 57 times to check on me. If I sit in a restaurant for an hour, I am not paying someone $15-$20 for what I hope to be two minutes of interaction. I understand that the person has to do a few minutes of work beyond that to assemble the order, so I will concede to the 15% in deference to that and the below minimum wage pay.