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.
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Bartenders Who Won't Look At You
This isn't Thunder From Down Under... no one's making it rain for a cocky jerk.
A Stylist That Messes Up Your Haircut
Resist the guilt! If you leave in tears, you'll leave no tip.
Servers Who Hit On Your Significant Other
Your job is to please, not to tease.
Nail Salon Employees Who Talk Crap About You
Remember, you're paying them to have your nails done, not to be degraded.
Cabdrivers Who Almost Get Into An Accident
Near-death experiences don't merit 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.
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.
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.
kctaylorband added Buffet Waiters Who Don't Actually Bring You Anything
What did they do then?
The Lazy Babysitter
If your kid tells you the babysitter texted all night, feel no guilt about no tip.
Let's not get ridiculous.
It's not that we don't appreciate you, it's that you're already getting paid to do your job.
Cranky Bathroom Attendants
We appreciate your services, but no one likes a bad attitude.
The Waiter Who Acts Like They're Your Best Friend
We've come here for the food, not your companionship.
Parking Attendants Who Sleep/Text On The Job
No offense, but it's hard to catch car thieves while you're sleeping.
Yogurt Shop Employees
Tipping a yogurt shop employee is like tipping someone to pour you a fountain drink.
RobLein added Haircutters Who Wash Your Hair, But Don't Completely Dry It Before You Go Outside
Bagel Shop Employees
Slicin' and spreadin' ain't gonna get our spare change!
Waiters Who Kneel Down Every Time They Talk To You
Hang on to your voodoo kneeling tricks, buddy. We're on to you.
Gossiping Food Court Employees
Dishing out corn dogs and pizza slices doesn't merit extra change. Sorry, not sorry.
If you were to come in and cook the meals, too, we could work something out.
Super Cranky Tailors
Don't be weird. Tip by promoting their business or bringing them a bottle of wine at the holidays.
Just like you, mechanics make their own hard-earned money.
Farmers Market Vendors
We hope you're never put in this predicament. If you are, resist!
RobLein added Certified Public Accountants
Even if they find great tax breaks for you. You already pay them a lot.