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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-09-25 01:45 [#02606292]
Points: 16475 Status: Regular

at first, it was amazing to be able to just order pizza on
a website, because it allowed me to dodge my social anxiety.
then i got over a bunch of that, and i came to value calling
up a place and paying cash. you can be clear about things.
you can get a time estimate from a guy at the phone bank
instead of a computer estimate.

then, recently, there's this trend where you input the tip
in advance when you pay by credit card. before, the pizza
would arrive, and you'd sign a slip with the tip amount.
now, though, it's like, radio buttons, would you like to tip
5% 10% 15% and i'm like: you haven't even delivered anything

i was briefly roommates with a guy who delivered pizza for a
living (ouch, yes) and he confirmed my suspicions: drivers
look at who has tipped the most in advance, and drive there
first, even if it makes the others take way longer.

i think it was someone on here who pointed out that you can
rescind tips on grubhub after the fact, and that people were
using that as a hack to get their food somewhat quasi-warm
-- grubhub, uber eats, what shit. but that's another thred

anyways, since covid, it's been difficult. i've just moved;
i pick the nearest pizza place and ring it up. cash, what?
uhhh ok

the driver leaves the pizza on my front steps and is backing
out of the driveway when i tear out being all: wait, stop

hey man. you didn't get the money for the pizza

i tried another place tonight, and they were better. when
ordering via phone, the cash thing did cause a bit of a
pause/hangup, but then it got here in less than 30minutes
and i tipped 30%

first pizza place was better, but the buffalo tenders the
second place has are mint. i was working out while waiting
for the pizza and my body was very happy for the protein,
thank you for [not] reading my thred


offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2020-09-25 11:55 [#02606301]
Points: 5054 Status: Regular

I really envy your American food. If I lived in the USA I
would double in size within 6 months.


offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-09-25 21:24 [#02606307]
Points: 4862 Status: Regular

i had enough trouble working out what was 'compulsory'
tipping and what was acutal tipping and wotnot when i
visited Americky as it was... i think i did end up probably
tipping about 30% cos it was on the bill anyway + i'd give a
bit in cash too... fuck knows.
Yeah American food is fucking mental... genuine sugar/fat
rushes with every mouthful...brilliant!!


offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-09-25 21:28 [#02606308]
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altho i did eat a 25p Morrisons scone yesterday and had to
go to bed from sugar crash


offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-09-25 21:30 [#02606310]
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i think that tips that are on the bill are not actual
tips... & i find it really weird that anyone thinks they


offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-09-25 21:34 [#02606311]
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also it happens that they're told to pool any tips given in
person then share them out... how is that a tip, its
supplementing wages...not a tip


online belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2020-09-25 21:51 [#02606314]
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this tipping automatically, it's for the birds


offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-09-25 21:53 [#02606315]
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kick it to the birds, G


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-09-26 01:39 [#02606323]
Points: 16475 Status: Regular

yes, tipping is certainly cultural

in israel the waitress was extremely confused when i asked
where the tip was on the receipt i was signing. later, i
asked my handlers about it, and apparently, no, they don't
tip there, because "they pay the waiters enough." other
things like: when you ask for coca-cola, they will not put
ice in it, you have to ask for ice, and the reason for this
is to ensure you got what you paid for and not a glass of
2/3 ice. i actually kind of respect their system, overall,
with the exception of the fact that tips provide a direct
economic motivator for better service.

also it happens that they're told to pool any tips given
in person then share them out

this is actually a very kind reason to pay cash. if they
have to divvy it up, they can quietly pocket some of it...
and, even if they don't, you don't have to declare cash tips
come tax time, little extra in the driver's pocket


offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-09-26 17:04 [#02606328]
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proving the scene no one would give a fuck except mentioning
for the first time he's been in Israel

look at meeeeeeeeee


online ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2020-10-19 08:29 [#02606499]
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for the past decade i had a strong belief ordering pizza is
a sacrilege to italian food, because a traditional (thin)
pizza cannot be delivered without tasting like recycling
paper. at least its quite a challenge i havent had any place
achieve in germany yet. not even the sicilian place that
only delivers one place at a time and is three blocks away.
now a fast food pizza with lots of thick dough and excessive
cheese certainly handles the transportation a little better
and may also be called a pizza. not what i want though.
marco. whats pizza delivery in italy like?
or do you just step out the door?


online ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2020-10-19 08:30 [#02606500]
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offline BlatantEcho from Portland, OR (United States) on 2020-11-04 09:02 [#02606693]
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I'd go over 12% for that


offline Monoid from one source all things depend on 2020-11-06 00:17 [#02606712]
Points: 10942 Status: Lurker

Earlier this year i started eating Low-Carb/Keto. What can i
tell you guys, i lost almost 15Kg/33 pounds. You see, after
this exciting discovery, that food makes you fat, i wouldn't
eat pizza again. Why would you pay to ruin your health? Lol,
i just don't get it


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-06 07:08 [#02606714]
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ketosis, the thing that makes diabetics sickly sweet,
willingly induce a metabolic panic state

calorie counting is boring but reliable.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-06 07:15 [#02606715]
Points: 16475 Status: Regular

maybe lamark wasn't so wrong. maybe antidepressants
take weeks to work because the impact gene expression,
influencing the development of cells involving serotonin,
dopamine, all that good shit. and also explains why people
who have been on such drugs show evidence of permanent brain
changes. your dna is your dna, but gene expression is
influenced by the environment, the drugs you're on, etc.
thus adding a layer on top of dna to who you are, even
before you get to the level of consciousness and life


online ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2020-11-06 09:02 [#02606716]
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it tastes good,
i just dont have to eat it every day right?
most days i dont have the urge for high calorie/fatty food
9/10 days its fresh groceries from the marketplace
pumpkins are so full of taste and aroma, yum!


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