I am known by my family as a penny pinching tipper at a restaurant. I will tip the average 20% IF the service I received was excellent. The percentage drops as I consider what type of service was given.
There have been times that I have left what would be considered an 'insulting' tip....I do that to leave a message....the service was NOT acceptable.
I will reward behavior as I judge it. I am the consumer and I feel that is what tipping is all about.
Well, I guess of I'm the 'older generation' cuz my kids get mad at me when I don't tip well. So I tell them...
"Go ahead and leave whatever you want,
this is what the service was worth to me."
How about next time you and I go out to eat, leave a super generous tip no matter what the service. (ugh, this will be so HARD for me!) If you'd like, also leave a note telling them that you wanted to bless them today.
I know this challenge is not original. I've read several instances of people doing this all over the internet in the last year....so, it's been done, but it is a great idea. I'm sure all the food service people wish it was done every time :)