The kids and I meet up with Ivylad this morning for breakfast. He’s working a convention and stayed at a nearby hotel for the past two nights so he wouldn’t have to make the drive back home.
We stop off at IHOP, have a nice breakfast (pigs in a blanket for me, stuffed French toast for my son and husband, and a “my-eyes-are-bigger-than-my-tummy” omelet for my daughter.)
The check comes, it’s about $30. Ivylad breaks a twenty at the register, then I offer to walk back to the table to leave the tip. He hands me $3.
I ask him when we get to the car why he only tipped 10%. His explanation?
I’ve been a waitress, albeit not at a place that served breakfast. I asked him what difference it made what meal it was or what time of day it was. He said he always only tipped 10% at breakfast.
Have I been whooshed? My husband normally tips well for good service, but this is the first I’ve ever heard of this. Is it SOP to only tip 10% for breakfast meals?