Originally Posted by RhymesayersDU
I once heard the theory that 20% became the new standard because it was super easy to do the math in your head. Don't know how true that is, though.
Anyways I don't know that I've ever stiffed someone but I will definitely lower the tip if the service was awful.
That sounds very plausible actually...the sad part is that there are SO many people out there who don't know how to do simple percentages.
I've always been a 15-20% tipper, worked in the food industry when I was younger, they make **** for actual wages, blah blah blah.
But seriously, there seems to be a deficiency when it comes to basic math skills. Nowadays (and holy **** i feel old all of a sudden haha) it seems that everywhere I go, counting back change is a lost art.