First of all, I would like to say that I try to tip 15% to 20%, so please don’t harass me because of my future statements. I realize your wage sucks. However, there is a reason that you stay in the business you are in. You are not forced to be in it. When giving you my well earned money, I feel there is a standard that I deserve, to give you what you deserve in return. I work in customer service so I realize that some people suck. But as a customer, when I order a water because I genuinely want water or don’t want to pay $3.50 for a fountain drink (which is actually only about 5 cents a fill—also a reason why most establishments give their employees free fountain), I don’t feel I deserve to be put on a side burner. You just made a judgement of me that I won’t tip well, making you fulfill a self-fulfilling prophecy. You get a tip on the service provide. If the customer sees you only for their order, dropping off their food, and the bill— you don’t deserve the full tip. That is bad customer service. I also find that those people are the people bitching about their wages. You reap what you sew. I understand some nights are busier than others, so it is difficult. HOWEVER, if you work at the Cheesecake factory or Olive Garden or a similar establishment which is always busy, you should conform to a better service standard. Which brings me to the fact that if you work at one of those places and are still getting minimum wage for waiters, maybe you should argue for better pay, because their jacked up prices for their plates should funnel into your check a bit. That money goes somewhere, maybe it isn’t always the customers fault, maybe its the industry you work in. Just a thought. Please stop poor ole’ pitiful me-ing this situation. Like I stated earlier, you chose the industry, so there must be something in it for you.