Thursday, August 31, 2006
Profound thoughts...

Okay, maybe my thought wasn't so profound, but it did sorta hit me kinda hard. I was at work today, and out of nowhere I realized that if the baby is about 3 lbs. 7 oz. right now, then he still has to more than double in size in the next two months! TJ was 7.13, and Taryn was 8.6, thus averaging at around 8 lbs. per baby. That's so scary! I'm already so huge, and I'm nowhere near the end! AAAAGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!

Another profound thought I had the other day while at work was about the idea of "neigborhoods". Think about this...Today, houses are being built closer and closer together, yet, people know less and less about their neighbors. I just think that's kind of interesting.

I was getting pretty pissed at work tonight when I'd been stiffed on my tip twice in a row. I thought about a blog post I'd read once about a woman who doesn't believe in tipping. It didn't help my mood. I really can't remember why she said she feels this way. I, personally though, am all for tipping. I mean, yeah, it's got a lot to do w/the fact that I get tips to live off of, but there's more to it than that. You pay for services done for you. However, most people can manage to make their own food at home if they want. Therefore, when they go out or have the food brought to them, they are receiving a service. I think I remember her mentioning in her post about how they could just raise the prices of the food and pay the people out of that. Understandable, I suppose, except that the price you pay already covers the price of the food, utilities, and the pay of the cooks. Think about stores. Cashiers get a set wage, and you cannot deny that you have had a bad experience w/a cashier at some point in your life where she/he just did not care that you were even there. That frustrates me beyond belief! I hate giving my hard earned money to someone who hasn't even acknowledged that I'm standing there! Anyway, if you were to put a set wage for servers and the like, then you would get subpar service. They're getting paid whether you're happy or not. It's kind of like competition. They want your money, so they will work for it by giving you the best service they can. With pizza delivery, it's similar. You could have the pizza place just cook the food for you and not tip, but you'd have to go pick it up yourself. If you want the extended luxury of having it brought directly to you, then that person has just performed a service for you that deserves to be rewarded in the way of a tip. I mean, really, who thinks it's not worth a couple of bucks to be able to sit at home on your comfy furniture and have your food brought to you?

Anyway, that was not my complete thought, but the complete one would go on for days. It just really irks me that some people think that they are deserving of special treatment for no reason. I'm all for being nice to my fellow man, but geez!

Soooooo....I hope you're having a great day, and I'll see you soon!
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  • At 11:59 PM, Blogger Kurt

    It's unAmerican not to tip the pizza delivery person.

  • At 1:51 AM, Blogger cesca

    We don't tip at all here in New Zealand, so tipping is a bizarre concept to me. So let me get this straight.... you don't actually get paid a wage to deliver pizzas? That would be totally illegal here!

    The service here in restaurants etc is really good! I am a firm believer in not tipping, and would hate it if it came to our country.

    However, when I've been in the US I've tipped. Hated it, had no idea how much I was supposed to tip, but did it anyway, as I knew it was the custom.

  • At 7:33 AM, Blogger Jillian

    Well, it depends on my mood whether I tip for pizza or not. Since you've started working for a pizza place, I tip more often, but most of these places charge to deliver anyways. I personally think that if they are going to charge to deliver, that tipping is optional, not mandatory.

  • At 7:34 AM, Blogger gina

    i tipped my hair girl 10 on 40 yesterday. she loves to see my name in the appointment book.

    everyone should have to wait tables once in their lives to understand the "how to tip".... hmmm.. maybe i will order those business cards with the tip chart on the back...?

  • At 8:49 AM, Blogger holy chaos

    i am all for tipping and tipping generously.... i worked my way through college as a waitress...everyone should work as a server or some position with the public so they will understand.
    i did not know how pizza deliveries worked until you started working. do you not get a regular wage??? that is very tough!
    or is it like the server wage when i was in college? i got 2.01 plus tips.

  • At 9:29 AM, Blogger Anvilcloud

    Good perspective. I tip, but I do confess that it does confuse me if there's also a delivery charge for the pizza. Does that money go to the driver?

  • At 11:41 AM, Blogger Julia

    We do get a wage plus a small delivery fee, but tips are what makes it worth working. AC, I don't know what the delivery fee is where you are. You could always ask the shop you call. Around here we get a portion of the delivery fee, not the whole thing. We use our own cars and buy our own gas. The delivery fee is enough to cover gas and some wear and tear on my car because I have a fuel efficient car. For those with larger cars, I've heard some say it doesn't even cover the cost of gas.

    A reasonable tip is 15%, but at least $2. Regardless of how big your order is, we still have to take it the same distance and incur the same bodily risk involved in spending time in traffic and showing up to a stranger's door. Take into account bad weather and if you live more than a couple miles away, make that a minimum of $3 or even $4. While it's not an official thing, we tend to remember who tips well and who stiffs. Human nature says that will play a part in detemining who gets their pizza first.

  • At 11:52 AM, Blogger Julia

    BTW, when I forget something I don't really expect a tip. It's the drivers job to be sure you have all your side items.