Ink Pen by Phil Dunlap

Ink Pen

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  1. perceptor3

    perceptor3 said, about 5 years ago

    LOL! I like that one!

    People who have worked for tips wind up being the biggest tippers. I used to drive delivery for a hamburger joint, and everyone there wanted to deliver to the strip joints. No, not for THAT reason. . . The girls would order a $3.50 hamburger, then tip the driver $5.00.

  2. Tokyo Tengu

    Tokyo Tengu said, about 5 years ago

    I live in Japan where tipping is simply not done. You just do not do it. Nobody does. Like the pig says, service charges are included in the food-drink prices. I like it that way.

  3. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    I live in Japan as well, and a lot of places overseas strongly discourage tipping. Even if it isn’t included in the price, they pay the wait staff a decent wage, so tips aren’t needed to survive. Not the same situation in the U.S.

  4. LKD

    LKD said, about 5 years ago

    I like tipping, I always tip well to really show people how much I appreciate that they went above their job description.

  5. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, about 5 years ago


    I agree 100%. Young lady who brings me an extra napkin without mentioning I have soup on my chin deserves something extra. The word “whatever” just shrunk your tip. Oh, the name is “Sir”, not “Dude”.

  6. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Compare to the “phlegmaphobia” in today’s “The Duplex”.

  7. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, about 5 years ago

    Yeah - you see tipping came about because wait staff, bellhops etc. were often either paid below min wage or NOT at all. And if you ever saw a coffeehouse guitar or piano bar performer. Many times, they were gigging for the tip jar. So, it ain’t all gravy. Dudes…

  8. yyyguy

    yyyguy said, about 5 years ago

    i have never agreed with lower minimum wages for wait staff and the like. having to work for minimum wage is hard enough without having it lowered because “you get tips.” pay people a livable wage.

  9. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, about 5 years ago

    Yes, tipping is absurd, particularly when you base the tip on the amount of your tab. Does somebody who works in a restaurant where $100 tabs per person are common really work ten times as hard as somebody who works in a diner where a meal and a drink might cost $10?

  10. Gibbon Man

    Gibbon Man said, about 5 years ago


    or “Boss”. ( I hate that one!)

  11. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    I’m for the Japanese way… but only if there are fair wages!

  12. peachyanddanny

    peachyanddanny said, about 5 years ago

    Republican attitude.

  13. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    All the staff should be paid a livable wage and not have to rely on tips. However, I think those who make the dining experience rewarding should be rewarded.
    The wait staff are the public relations of the restaurant, and if their efforts increase business and add value to the service, they deserve compensation, and the best way to compensate them is through tipping.
    The amount of feedback, incentive, and compensation for effort is built into the size of the tip. It shouldn’t be an entitlement, but it shouldn’t be deprived, either.

  14. Susan Brady

    Susan Brady GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    In Australia where I live people are paid a fair wage and people tip if they feel the person has given good service. It generally isn’t a percentage of the amount paid, more a rounding up. The company should pay the people what they are worth and that is at the very least enough to live off.
    I like the fact that I don’t have to work out how much to tip someone- going somewhere where then price isn’t clear because you have to add on a tip is annoying-particularly when you are looking to split then bill with your friends. I like the price clear.

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