Originally Posted by Tadao
I'm all for not tipping a shitty server. It's the whole "I'm against tipping on a general principle" thing that makes me wonder why cheap people are eating in restaurants.
I eat in quite a lot of nice restaurants, I enjoy my food and I usually spend pretty big. If I am with a date I have no qualms in paying for it all. I don't think of myself as cheap, and to be honest I don't worry about money much. BUT I am against tipping because it's a good excuse to pay wait staff less. We don't tip in my country, and I have never been made to feel bad for not tipping, although since I have already said I don't care much for money I don't quibble about leaving the exact amount, and I will usually pay over the bill.
I tipped when I was in Europe. I don't tip here because it's not the done thing.