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Couple Arrested for Not Paying Tip  

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Tippi
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Interesting to arrest over the tip. Probably cost them a lot of business.

http://www.examiner.com/x-29433-DC-Restaurant-News-Examiner~y2009m11d19-Couple-arrested-for-not-leaving-tip

If the tip is mandatory patrons should be able to request the waitstaff of their choice. On our local establishments that have mandatory tip, I wonder how it would be received if we request certain wait staff after being seated?

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Lizard
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The Big Picture in this case, is the word Gratuity (Tip) which is defined as a "voluntary extra payment for services. Whatever the Judge decides will become "Case Law". The question is can you mandate a voluntary practice of etiquette and make it legal or illegal.

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Trade
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Yes, doesn't change my opinion.

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stiphy
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My question is why would the bartender let it get this far? The bad press for his establishment is not worth it. Whether or not you agree with the couple, when deciding where to go would you go to that establishment now?

Sean

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Juanita
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With all this publicity (even bad), I bet they'll be packed tonight!

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Lizard
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I Bet everybody will pay the gratuity too.

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