I don’t mind tipping.
Some jobs pay such pathetically low wages that tipping is absolutely necessary to get people to do that kind of work. Besides, anyone who repeatedly has to deal with the public probably deserves some kind of “survivor” bonus. Hell, I’d rather dig a ditch in the summertime for minimum wage than serve a family at an Applebee’s with a couple of highchairs. Please, hand me a shovel. I mean hand me a shovel to dig the ditch — not to use on the kids. Just want to make that clear.
The problem is….everyone who deals with the public now expects a tip. Tip jars are placed everywhere. Here in Las Vegas, tipping is probably my third-highest monthly expenditure, behind my mortgage payment and what I pay to the bookies.Read More
Prompted by a reader suggestion posted yesterday on social media, I was inspired to compile the following list of monsters and madmen….Read More
Something strange happened to me today.
I had coffee with a buddy of mine. Let’s call him “Rick.”
Rick told me this story. The previous day, Rick ran into a mutual friend of ours at a restaurant. Let’s call the mutual friend “Randi.”Read More
Writing is truthtelling, but the creative and business side of writing is mostly telling lies.
I consider writing to be a noble pursuit. It’s both selfish and selfless.
I write this for two reasons. First, I’m fortunate to be a writer. Second, I’m as fortunate to know many writers.Read More