Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Waiter Is the Loser in Tiff over Tip

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Waiter Is the Loser in Tiff over Tip

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Dear Bruce: I recently dined at a Manhattan restaurant that put a 20 percent tip on my bill. I told the waiter to take the bill back and run it without the outrageous tip. The waiter told me it was city law that all diners must pay a 20 percent tip. I told him call a city cop because I wasn't paying it.

I walked to the register to pay the bill. I told the lady at the cash register to take out the 20 percent tip and she promptly did so. The lesson here for your readers is, the diner determines the tip, not the waiter. -- Reader

Dear Reader: You said it all! There is no such law in Manhattan that a restaurant has to put a 20 percent tip on the bill. It may well be that the government assumes that waiters get 10 percent on average, and I don't have a great problem with that. Unless it's a very low-cost operation, you can bet they'll get at least 10 percent. …

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