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People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping  

Lauren Slocum
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List Rules Vote up the people who don't deserve any more of your hard-earned money.

To tip or not to tip! That is the question. And lately, it’s a question that comes up all too often. Tipping has gotten so out of hand, it’s as if every cash register comes paired with a quippy tip jar and a complimentary black cloud of shame if you don’t indulge in some 19-year-old’s weekend fund. So, before tipping gets even more outrageous, we’ve done the world a favor (you’re welcome, world!) and created a list of all the people you no longer have to feel guilty about not tipping.

This isn’t to say tipping should be abolished. Tipping is a wonderful way of showing appreciation for top-notch service, and there are definitely industries and people who are worth the extra monetary gesture. But we think we speak for a good portion of the masses (except for those found on this list) when we say we’re getting fed up with these expectations of forking over our measly salaries every time we make a purchase.

Tipping started out as a simple acronym - “to insure promptness.” If we start tipping every Peter, Paul, and Mary who works at Quiznos, we’re never gonna make it out alive. So push your guilt aside, read through this list of people you shouldn’t have to tip, and revisit that old-fashioned institution of simply being polite at the register.

list ordered by
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Bartenders Who Won't Look At Y... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Bartenders Who Won't Look At You

This isn't Thunder From Down Under... no one's making it rain for a cocky jerk. 

2
A Stylist That Messes Up Your ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
A Stylist That Messes Up Your Haircut
Resist the guilt! If you leave in tears, you'll leave no tip.
3
Servers Who Hit On Your Signif... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Servers Who Hit On Your Significant Other
Your job is to please, not to tease.
4
Nail Salon Employees Who Talk ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Nail Salon Employees Who Talk Crap About You
Remember, you're paying them to have your nails done, not to be degraded.
5
Cabdrivers Who Almost Get Into... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Cabdrivers Who Almost Get Into An Accident

Near-death experiences don't merit tipping. 

6
The Cashier When You're Pickin... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
The Cashier When You're Picking Up Takeout
If tips went to the chef, sure! But they don't. And that guy just stood there.
7
Baristas Who Only Serve You A ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Baristas Who Only Serve You A Cup Of Coffee

Do you tip 7-Eleven employees for ripping off a scratcher and handing it to you? 'Nuff said.

8
The Plumber Who Leaves A Mess is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
The Plumber Who Leaves A Mess
The day you start tipping the plumber is the day you decide you never really needed that 401k, anyway.
9
Buffet Waiters Who Don't Actua... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
kctaylorband added Buffet Waiters Who Don't Actually Bring You Anything

What did they do then?

10
The Lazy Babysitter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
The Lazy Babysitter
If your kid tells you the babysitter texted all night, feel no guilt about no tip. 
11
Casino Cashier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Casino Cashier

Let's not get ridiculous.

12
Lazy Doormen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Lazy Doormen
It's not that we don't appreciate you, it's that you're already getting paid to do your job.
13
Cranky Bathroom Attendants is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Cranky Bathroom Attendants
We appreciate your services, but no one likes a bad attitude.
14
The Waiter Who Acts Like They'... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
The Waiter Who Acts Like They're Your Best Friend
We've come here for the food, not your companionship.
15
Parking Attendants Who Sleep/T... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Parking Attendants Who Sleep/Text On The Job
No offense, but it's hard to catch car thieves while you're sleeping. 
16
Yogurt Shop Employees is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Yogurt Shop Employees
Tipping a yogurt shop employee is like tipping someone to pour you a fountain drink. 
17
Haircutters Who Wash Your Hair... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
RobLein added Haircutters Who Wash Your Hair, But Don't Completely Dry It Before You Go Outside

Come on!

18
Bagel Shop Employees is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Bagel Shop Employees
Slicin' and spreadin' ain't gonna get our spare change!
19
Waiters Who Kneel Down Every T... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Waiters Who Kneel Down Every Time They Talk To You

Hang on to your voodoo kneeling tricks, buddy. We're on to you. 

20
Gossiping Food Court Employees is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Gossiping Food Court Employees
Dishing out corn dogs and pizza slices doesn't merit extra change. Sorry, not sorry. 
21
Produce Deliverers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Produce Deliverers
If you were to come in and cook the meals, too, we could work something out.
22
Super Cranky Tailors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Super Cranky Tailors
Don't be weird. Tip by promoting their business or bringing them a bottle of wine at the holidays. 
23
Your Mechanic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Your Mechanic
Just like you, mechanics make their own hard-earned money. 
24
Farmers Market Vendors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Farmers Market Vendors
We hope you're never put in this predicament. If you are, resist! 
25
Certified Public Accountants is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
RobLein added Certified Public Accountants
Even if they find great tax breaks for you. You already pay them a lot.