Apparently more than 85% of us have left a lousy tip to punish waiters whose service wasn't up to snuff. I don't necessarily have a problem with that, though I personally won't tip less than 15%. Fifteen percent is my minimum, man-you-were-having-an-off-day tip. I almost always leave 20% and round up. Some people leave more. Great. Waiting tables is a terrible gig. It's gross. It's exhausting. It's too often demeaning. Hunger tends to bring out the worst in people. TIP YOUR SERVERS.
Lately I've heard a lot of grumbling about the practice of tipping. Some people resent the hell out of restaurants for not paying their servers enough to live on, and there's an argument to be made there. But as long as servers get paid $2.13 an hour, I'm going to do my part--and then some--to make up for people like JALISKA.