Black people don’t tip. How many people will be quick to say this is a stereotype and simply not true.. I’m going to be the first black person to tell you that it’s true. I can not tell you how many times I have been around, I don’t want to call them “lower class black people”, but I don’t know what else to call them, that don’t tip.
One time I took this chick to the Cheesecake Factory cause no one had ever taken her any place halfway decent. Anyway I paid the bill and left a 25% tip because the waitress did a good job. Will you believe I turned my back for a second and this chick had picked up some of the money off the table stating that was too much??? WTF. I had to tell her to put that back down.. What was a extra few dollars going to do to me.
Now, Im sure I’m not the only person who has experienced this.. I often hate going out seeing people leave $2 tips after they have received great service. I don’t know if it’s right or wrong. I just know that when you give money the universe brings it back to your triplefold.
What is a bad tip? Generally a good tip is 20%. It used to be 15% but has been raised. I’m not saying take pity on the people who work off of tips. I’m just saying that put yourself in their shoes and also what is $2 extra dollars going to do to you?
With black people being known not to tip well often times someone will give bad service just off of that notion. Some blacks will leave a good tip anyway after getting bad service, just so that they realize not all are bad tippers.. I used to do that, but now if you give me bad service I’m leaving you a bad tip. That’s it, that’s all. Some may even over tip to compensate.. One has to realize that ALL never exists. You never know.
So I ask why are black people such bad tippers? From my personal observations I will say that often times they really can’t afford to be eating out, yet instead of opting to stay home and cook they go out eat and try to save a few bucks when it comes to the tip.
Blacks usually make a lot less money than their white counterparts. But in general, if you get a group of black professionals in their late 20′s and 30′s they are more than likely to tip well above standards.
Some would say that the cheap tipping is passed down from their parents. I don’t know if this is true or not. We never went out to eat when I was younger. We were way too poor for that.
Now on to the part where someone always has to add that other races are the same… No blacks are not the only group of people who tip cheaply. Foreigners often times may not tip all. Why? Because it’s not customary to tip in their country.
Which brings me to ask: Why are we expected to pay the bills of waitstaff, cab drivers and others in the United States? Why is the company not responsible for paying them more? We basically pay the restaurants for the food and pay their employees for them.