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Would it bother you if a tip was automatically added to your bill, even if you were dining alone? Would you be any less likely to tip on your own (above that 15-18%) if you knew the restaurant had already added a gratutity?
If the restaurant is adding in the 'gratuity' then no, I won't be adding anything additional. It would bother me if a tip was added to my bill unless there was clear signage to that fact.
I do wonder sometimes about tipping at tweener restaurants - places that aren't quite sit down, but still above fast food (Jason's would be an example). I guess if you don't have a dedicated 'server' then there is no tip, but what's to stop these restuarants from simply adding that Autograt for their crew?
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1 day, 11 hours ago on If It’s Mandatory Tipping, It’s Not Tipping
1. How many different blogging platforms (i.e., Blogger,
WordPress, Tumblr, etc.) have you used since you started blogging?
I've tried Geocities (showing my age), Blogger, Wordpress.com, and
a self-hosted Wordpress blog. The Blogger blog was very successful for a while
(about 1000 hits/day at its peak), the Wordpress blogs have never had that
level of success.
2. What’s the biggest reason you chose the platform you’re
I wanted the complete autonomy and control that came from a
self-hosted blog. Plus, it just looked more professional to have my internet
platform's address the tedthethird.com instead of tedthethird.blogspot.com or
3. What do you like most about your current blog?
I've recently just given my blog a facelift and I really like the
way it looks now.
4. How confident are you in your ability make changes to the code
of your site (i.e., HTML or CSS) if you wanted to make a design or
I'm a coder (computer programmer) by day, so I'm very comfortable
digging into PHP or HTML or CSS to make a change if I have to. That said, I
don't particular like to muck around in those files since I don't have a good
feel for what cascading changes I might affect. I'm just as app to look for a
different theme or plug-in.
5. What would you most like to change about your current blogging
I'd like to see plug-in and themes sorted by rating when you go to
look for a new one. I'd like the platform to take a more active role in funneling
traffic to my site.
6. What blogging-related topic would you most like to see
I’d like to see a discussion on driving traffic to your blog , and
how to turn visitors into subscribers. You’d think after my successful Blogger blog, I’d have all this
figure out, but that site was really driven by a single post that got picked up
by a HUGE site that drove almost all my traffic.
3 days, 7 hours ago on Saturday Six #475
The only time I hear hashtag verbalized is when someone on the news is reading a tweet. We can see the # symbol on the screen, I'm not sure you really need to say "hashtag" Mr. Anchor.
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I'm not sure what the proper internet ettiquette is, but his remarks on tolerance also inspired me to do a post. http://tedthethird.com/tolerance-may-not-mean-what-you-think/
1 week, 6 days ago on Are Christians Intolerant, or is ‘Tolerance’ Redefined?
I find not commenting is sometimes the best way I can deal with a post I strongly disagree with.
My latest conversation: My 2013 NFL Draft Thoughts
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Sunday Seven #391
Several of the NFL reporters and NFL scouts I follow on Twitter warned they might get sent to Twitter jail during the draft as they tweeted about the players selected.
I know you are into TV numbers, Patrick. 6.2 million people (2.9 for Adults 18-49)watched the The Draft (essentially the NFL picking teams) on ESPN and another 1.5 million watched on NFL Network. 7.7 million combined between the two broadcasts.
Just on the ESPN number only, the Draft was the highest rated show on Thursday night. The NBA Playoffs (actual games with the NBA's best teams scored 2.57 million on TNT.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Yes, Twitter Tweet Limits are Real!
Just be glad that CBS has the AFC games, and the not the NFC
games. My issue comes up with Fox and the NFL. Because Charleston is far enough
away from the hometown of an NFL team, the Fox station has some liberty in what
game they show. Usually it's my beloved Carolina Panthers. But there's a vocal
minority of fans of Atlanta, Washington, and New Orleans that all want their
teams games shown.
The Carolina Panthers. South
Carolina. That's our regional team and it should be the game that's shown.
I realize NFL has the Sunday
Ticket package that would allow me to control what game I get, however; the
ONLY way to get Sunday Ticket is through Direct TV's satellite system.
Charleston is well known for the struggles it has with satellite TV. In
addition, in my neighborhood we have a lot of old (that is tall) trees which
make satellite TV an unreliable option.
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"Sorry, I’m having a hard time getting past “u’re” used to mean “your”. But “mutiny”? Really?"
If the comment was from Twitter, sometimes you have to have to do some strange things to get your message to fit in 140 characters.
“I can no more understand the totality of God than the pancake I made for breakfast understands the complexity of me”
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Christian Faith Healing: All Eggs in One Basket
How old were you the first time you used a telephone?
or four. I was a precocious child with an over developed vocabulary.
2. What’s the oldest phone number you remember from your
childhood? 3. What’s the oldest phone number you remember from your childhood
that is still a valid number for the same party it was then?
The closest would
be my late grandmother who had the same number from pretty much the time I was
born until she went ‘home’ February of 2012.
4. Have you ever used a rotary-dial telephone?
grandmother had a rotary phone. In fact, it was one of the old ones that still
had ‘Property of AT&T’ on it. Back when she originally got it, phones were
like our cable modems today. They were actually owned by the phone company and they
would replace it if it broke.
5. What year did you get your first cell phone?
2003. It was around Thanksgiving. My wife and
I were driving around and realized that there was no way for the day care to
get a hold of us if there was an emergency. We had our first cells phones
before the sun set. They were a pair of Nokia’s that shocking did nothing more
than allow us to talk to each other. I’m not even sure if they had texting yet.
6. How many cell phones have you owned since then?
Five. Which if you do the math is pretty much a new phone every time my contract came up since that original.
Nokia, I switched to a flip phone. The flip phone became a Blackberry. The Blackberry was replaced by the original Droid (although I REALLY wanted the Droid R2D2 I couldn't afford it). The Droid got updated to an HTC Incredible. The
Incredible lived up to its name until it was replaced by a Motorola RAZR. Once
this phone is up, my next target is a Galaxy S 4 (or 5).
My latest conversation: tamiwhip
1 month ago on Saturday Six #471
@Mary Pat Thanks Mary. I hope that your situation works out. We never know when we offer ourselves to the universe what the response is going to be.
1 month, 1 week ago on 5 Ways I Mentally “Right the Ship”
@LeeWise Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
@Cathysvoicenow That's completely okay. We all have our little biases. Thanks for commenting!
@Tami Wow that was a great little read. I think I have a decent bead on where she's at from the descriptions.
What comes across so vividly is her passion. She writes, but that girl LIVES to garden.
Tami, you make some beautiful sand castles. Thanks for sharing a bit of beach with me and the rest of the Saucy Ink crew.
My Grandfather was found of saying that fast food service was the greatest barometer of the true state of the ecomony. If you got great service, it meant the economy was doing lousy. Even those guys were worried about their jobs. If you got lousy service, it meant the economy was doing okay, because they were relatively certain they could get another job if needed.
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1 month, 1 week ago on If You Hate Your Job That Much, Do Something Else
I guess they also missed the little detail that the 14 people were wounded, meaning not killed. If the same guy had chosen a gun instead of a knife, the tally might be somewhat different.
My latest conversation: Another Take on God Forsaking the Christos
1 month, 1 week ago on Online Reactions to Attack Say Bad Things About Us
The use of 'reason why' or 'reason that' is only a symptom. I think the underlying root cause is the passive voice. If we rewrite the sentence into active voice the issue resolves itself.
"He left early to catch his flight."
The sentence is now is now more concise, and to the point.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Reason is the ‘Why’
@societycommentator Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was really blown away when this interpretation was presented to me.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Another Take on God Forsaking the Christos
I'm reminded of the story my grandmother used to tell about her marriage. When she was asked by her close friend if she loved the man who would become my Grandfather she famously replied "Love him? I have no idea if I love him, but I know he's got a steady job!"
People get married for alot of reasons. Some of them have little to do with romantic love.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on GA GOP Chair: Marriage Equality About ‘A Free Ride’
All I can tell you is this Saturday we got a chance to show 85 kids that God loves them. There may have been plastic eggs and candy involved.
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