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The bodies of two Tampa teenagers were discovered Thursday morning on a roadside in Duval County.
Angelia Mangum, 19, and Tjhisha Ball, 18, were found about 1 a.m., according to law enforcement. A witness told Jacksonville news station WJAX the teenagers were bound with zip ties and lying on top of one another.
"Two witnesses were driving by and they saw bodies and they called 911," Sgt. T.K. Waters told news station WJXT.
Officers were dispatched to Sisson Drive, near the intersection of Main Street North and Clark Road.
Investigators suspect foul play and are trying to determine the causes of death.
"They were in an area where they would have been noticed, so I think it was fairly recently since they’d been left there,” Waters also told WJXT.
A medical examiner has taken the bodies to determine the cause of death.
"I just don’t understand what happened," Ball’s sister, Crystal Moore, said.
According to Moore, both women had been living in the Jacksonville area off and on for approximately a year and a half.
"I feel like sometimes that I failed," Ball’s mother, Jerlean Moore, said. "What could I have done? What could I have taught her better? It hurts…it really hurts."
It’s a pain that’s only worsened by the fact that no one has been caught.

Hey, white feminists- I’d like everyone to look up Friday’s edition of the *tbt, published by the St. Pete Times. They apparently felt the need to add a paragraph about how they’re both criminals, which has no relevance here. These women didn’t deserve to die because one of them once had a misdemeanor.

Contact the editors and TELL THEM SO. If you got sources on anti-black discrimination in crime reporting, send them too (cuz white folks always gotta demands 10 reams of proof for every racist act refuted). Under E-mail the Newsroom, select Letters to the Editor, or tbt*. You can call them, too!

If these were white women, there’d be a paragraph about the abusive boyfriend who could be a suspect, or a description of where they last were, or who likely perps were (AS IT SHOULD BE). Instead, they’re black women- and that means any social or civilian flaw will be brought up, no matter how irrelevant to the article, to destroy their image and negate the impetus for justice they should have received. White feminists, it is our job to be calling out the reporter who wrote this article, and the editors who allowed it to be published. And for real, if these were white women, don’t you think better photos would have been used? Photos of a happy wedding day, or a day when she was dressed for work? This is a measure used to ensure that no one cares about these teenagers, or their deaths. Don’t let this happen to them. Demand better reporting. Demand justice!

Guess what time it is? Samhain! Oct. 31st is also called Halloween, and it’s my favourite holiday. Twice a year the veils between worlds are thin (the other being Beltaine), and on Samhain, ghosts will visit us. This is a good night for certain spells since it also marks the New Year! To celebrate, enjoy 10% of your purchase price in FREE items when you buy any pagan supplies mixed lot. I take custom requests, too! The more you spend, the more you get! And on Etsy, there’s no waiting for auctions to end, no fighting for bids. Of course, I have an Ebay account too, for those who don’t use Etsy!BebeTaian.etsy.comPerthro333 on Ebay
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Guess what time it is? Samhain! Oct. 31st is also called Halloween, and it’s my favourite holiday. Twice a year the veils between worlds are thin (the other being Beltaine), and on Samhain, ghosts will visit us. This is a good night for certain spells since it also marks the New Year! To celebrate, enjoy 10% of your purchase price in FREE items when you buy any pagan supplies mixed lot. I take custom requests, too! The more you spend, the more you get! And on Etsy, there’s no waiting for auctions to end, no fighting for bids. Of course, I have an Ebay account too, for those who don’t use Etsy!BebeTaian.etsy.comPerthro333 on Ebay
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Guess what time it is? Samhain! Oct. 31st is also called Halloween, and it’s my favourite holiday. Twice a year the veils between worlds are thin (the other being Beltaine), and on Samhain, ghosts will visit us. This is a good night for certain spells since it also marks the New Year! To celebrate, enjoy 10% of your purchase price in FREE items when you buy any pagan supplies mixed lot. I take custom requests, too! The more you spend, the more you get! And on Etsy, there’s no waiting for auctions to end, no fighting for bids. Of course, I have an Ebay account too, for those who don’t use Etsy!BebeTaian.etsy.comPerthro333 on Ebay
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Guess what time it is? Samhain! Oct. 31st is also called Halloween, and it’s my favourite holiday. Twice a year the veils between worlds are thin (the other being Beltaine), and on Samhain, ghosts will visit us. This is a good night for certain spells since it also marks the New Year! To celebrate, enjoy 10% of your purchase price in FREE items when you buy any pagan supplies mixed lot. I take custom requests, too! The more you spend, the more you get! And on Etsy, there’s no waiting for auctions to end, no fighting for bids. Of course, I have an Ebay account too, for those who don’t use Etsy!BebeTaian.etsy.comPerthro333 on Ebay
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Guess what time it is? Samhain! Oct. 31st is also called Halloween, and it’s my favourite holiday. Twice a year the veils between worlds are thin (the other being Beltaine), and on Samhain, ghosts will visit us. This is a good night for certain spells since it also marks the New Year! To celebrate, enjoy 10% of your purchase price in FREE items when you buy any pagan supplies mixed lot. I take custom requests, too! The more you spend, the more you get! And on Etsy, there’s no waiting for auctions to end, no fighting for bids. Of course, I have an Ebay account too, for those who don’t use Etsy!BebeTaian.etsy.comPerthro333 on Ebay
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Guess what time it is? Samhain! Oct. 31st is also called Halloween, and it’s my favourite holiday. Twice a year the veils between worlds are thin (the other being Beltaine), and on Samhain, ghosts will visit us. This is a good night for certain spells since it also marks the New Year!

To celebrate, enjoy 10% of your purchase price in FREE items when you buy any pagan supplies mixed lot. I take custom requests, too! The more you spend, the more you get! And on Etsy, there’s no waiting for auctions to end, no fighting for bids. Of course, I have an Ebay account too, for those who don’t use Etsy!

BebeTaian.etsy.com
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The bodies of two Tampa teenagers were discovered Thursday morning on a roadside in Duval County.
Angelia Mangum, 19, and Tjhisha Ball, 18, were found about 1 a.m., according to law enforcement. A witness told Jacksonville news station WJAX the teenagers were bound with zip ties and lying on top of one another.
"Two witnesses were driving by and they saw bodies and they called 911," Sgt. T.K. Waters told news station WJXT.
Officers were dispatched to Sisson Drive, near the intersection of Main Street North and Clark Road.
Investigators suspect foul play and are trying to determine the causes of death.
"They were in an area where they would have been noticed, so I think it was fairly recently since they’d been left there,” Waters also told WJXT.
A medical examiner has taken the bodies to determine the cause of death.
"I just don’t understand what happened," Ball’s sister, Crystal Moore, said.
According to Moore, both women had been living in the Jacksonville area off and on for approximately a year and a half.
"I feel like sometimes that I failed," Ball’s mother, Jerlean Moore, said. "What could I have done? What could I have taught her better? It hurts…it really hurts."
It’s a pain that’s only worsened by the fact that no one has been caught.

:(

jesus..

let’s care just as much about black girls being murdered as we do about black boys. signal boost.

i want everybody to pay attention to the fact that news article includes their criminal history. “Mangum had two outstanding warrants on charges of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, according to law enforcement. Ball was arrested in April for having no valid driver’s license.”

i want everybody to really take note of that. real close attention.

I’d like everyone to look up Friday’s edition of the *tbt, published by the St. Pete Times. They apparently felt the need to add a paragraph about how they’re both criminals, which has no relevance here. These women didn’t deserve to die because one of them once had a misdemeanor.

Sam Pepper handcuffs himself to women on the street, refusing to release one woman until she kisses him

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In January, Sam Pepper uploaded a video called “How To Get A Girlfriend Easy” in which he sneaks up behind or beside unsuspecting women on the street and handcuffs them to himself. He then tells them they’re “his girlfriend now.” When one victim reacts furiously, saying “No! I don’t know you! Take it off!” and demands that he remove the handcuffs, he refuses and replies with “We’re dating now.”

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The Waitressing Chronicles: Wherein Dani does not refill your soda 20 times just because she thinks it’s SO MUCH FUN.
Tonight was one of the worst kinds of nights you can have in the restaurant industry. It was a pretty busy Saturday night, the kitchen was running smoothly, my coworkers and I were coexisting peacefully, and 99% of my tables were awesome, and I really had fun serving them. (Yes, I did say ‘worst’. I’m getting to that part, hold on….).
Some of them were a little needy, but after you’ve served for a few years, you start developing a sort of spidy-sense about which guests are going to require 30 diet coke refills, 5 servings of chips and salsa and roughly 2 gallons of ranch before they even crack there menus open (seriously…I think some people have such an addiction to ranch, that if it isn’t constantly on their table, regardless of the presence of any other actual food, they start to develop anxiety. Some people need to carry around EPI pens in case of emergency….I carry around ranch dressing. You’re welcome), so I was prepared. Even my needy tables didn’t rattle me too much this evening.
Generally speaking, all of the components necessary for a pretty kick-ass shift were present and accounted for.
And then my tables started cashing out. 10%tip, 5% tip, no tip, no tip, 10%….20%, FINALLY! Oh…wait…they didn’t do their math correctly, that’s actually only a $2 tip. Wonderful.
My enthusiasm for my job and my shift plummeted rapidly and I was ready to stuff my hot towel in my apron and go home faster than the cheapskate at table 7 could say “Keep the Change” as he handed me $40 for his $38.64 tab.
Some people just genuinely don’t know any better, and I recognize that. Sometimes I’m a little off my game, and I fully own up to that as well. But tonight was not one of those nights. I was on point…and I’m good at what I do.
So let me deviate a little bit from my normal Chronicling to give something of a PSA on behalf of waitstaff everywhere.
80% of servers make under minimum wage. This is a fact. A miserable, lamentable fact. The hourly wages that our employers provide are essentially just so that the government has something to take as far as immediate taxes on our tip money, and we don’t get slammed with having to pay it all back at once in April. Our “paychecks”, therefore, are usually somewhere in the neighborhood of $30. If that. It’s a pretty crummy system, and believe me when I say that we’d probably rather be making a steady and reliable hourly wage instead of depending on tips, but unfortunately that’s not the society we live in.
So. Your tip. How much do you tip, and who gets it?
A lot of that depends on the restaurant you’re in. Look around you. Do you see hosts and hostesses? Is there a bartender? A busser? If any/all of these people are present, rest assured that your server does not get to keep all of their tips.
We “tip out” to all of the other support staff (busser, host, QA expo, bartender, etc.) at the end of every shift. The amount of money we tip out to these staff is determined, not by how much money we make, but by how much we’ve sold. For example, at Chilis, I tip out 3% of my total sales at the end of the night. (So if I sold $100 worth of food and drinks, my tip out would be $3. Last night, I had $1100 in sales, and had to leave behind $33).
What does this mean? This means, that if you don’t leave a tip, or only leave $1 or $2 (assuming your total tab wasn’t $10.) your server actually loses money on your table. We still have to pay taxes and tip out based on the amount of food YOU ordered, not to mention that you sat there, and took up one of my tables for 2 hours, which I could easily have flipped twice in that time had you not felt the need to camp out and then leave me $2 (I’M TALKING TO YOU, TABLE 36.)
It pretty much boils down to this: a 10% tip is the bare minimum. It means mediocre service, and relates a relatively neutral - bordering on negative message to your server about how they did their job.  15% indicates that you’re content and happy, and your server was proficient at taking care of you. 20% is excellent. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent everything. That’s how we read your tips.
Also, you can basically write whatever you want in the tip line. If your total bill was $45.67, and you write in a $5,000 tip, and then write “$45.67” on the total line, and sign it…..guess how much I’m authorized to charge your card for? That’s right. $45.67. So please (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE) double check your math when you’re totaling out your bill. I lost no less than $27 in tips last night simply because people couldn’t Math correctly.  Perhaps ranch dressing in excess has an adverse affect on people’s ability to do basic arithmetic. Or perhaps it’s a complication of margarita-induced brain freezes. Either way. It sucks. Please don’t suck.
Tipping is not optional, and it is not a privilege for the server. Back in the day, it probably was, but unfortunately, that’s no longer the case. When you sit down at a restaurant there is an unspoken understanding between you and your server. It’s their responsibility to make sure you have a stellar, enjoyable and relaxing meal, and it’s your responsibility to make sure they can afford to pay their rent. And before you start in on me (because I can hear the rumbling of offended restaurant goers from here, like distant thunder…calm yourselves, beasts!) about how entitled you are to not-tip, let me tell you now, honey child, I’ve heard every retort in the book.
"Your restaurant should pay you better, that’s not my fault" - Well. Yes. I agree. But they don’t. So it sucks for both of us. But until it’s announced that tipping is no longer needed in the service industry, the burden of determining my “paycheck”falls on you Trust me, I’m not happy about it either.
"You should just be happy that I left anything at all." - If your tip was in addition to the $10/hr my restaurant was paying me, you bet your left shoe I’d be happy for any little bit you wanted to throw my way. But they don’t. And I know you know that, faithful restaurant eater. So when you walk out, leaving me $3 after having waited on your family of 6’s $130 meal, I’m going to interpret that as a direct and intentional personal insult. You may have thought you were coming out on top by not leaving the appropriate $13-$26 that your bill merited, but really now you’re just a dick. And I can promise you that every server who was working that night will know about it. Good luck getting chipper service next time you try to come to our restaurant. We remember.
"Tips are dependent upon how well you do. That’s what TIPS means. ‘To Insure Proper Service." - I almost don’t even want to respond to this one, but unfortunately it’s a very popular notion. First off, lemme just lay it out there that if you believe this, you’re a dumbass. For multiple reasons. If that acronym was in fact true, they would be called “teps” (to…ENSURE….proper service. English, for the win!) and you would give them to be at the beginning on the meal. Because that’s what “to ensure proper service” implies. How comfortable would you be if you had to tip your server at the beginning of the meal, knowing full well that you had to sit there for the next 45 - 60 minutes facing the person you just handed $2 as you ask for 3 more sides of Barbeque sauce, a 5th coke and some ranch.(Just because of reasons. Everyone needs ranch. ) You’d probably be a little uncomfortable, wouldn’t you? You’d probably shell out a lot more were that the case, wouldn’t you? How great is it for you that you get to demand special ordered food and request exactly 45 napkins one at a time from your server and then immediately slip away into the night after leaving your server $1.63. You’re such a champ, a real stand-up type of person. I hope your kids leave legos in the hallway tonight, and you step on three of them as you stumble to the bathroom at 3am.
"Why don’t you just get a real job. You’re choosing this lifestyle" - Whoa buddy, whoa. Did you really just say that to me? Let’s rewind this a little bit. I’m on my feet, running, squatting, lifting trays, clearing dishes, entertaining table after table, pretending to love being regaled by the intricacies of your oh-so-fascinating life and reassuring you that your baby IS the most adorable baby I’ve ever seen for 6-10 hours a day. Usually, unless I have time to take a bathroom break (please note that I didn’t say “need” to take a bathroom break. If. I. Have. Time.) , the first time I get to sit down after walking through those doors and clocking in is when I get back in my car to go home at the end of the night. Someone please tell me how that’s not a “real” job? Or how it’s any less “real” than your 9-5 office job? I bet that desk chair does a real number on your lower back. Your office manager should really look into providing you with the lumbar support you deserve. Please, tell me more about it as I stand at your table side balancing 30lbs of dishes on one hand that you seem to be oblivious to, as you continue to complain about your cushy job.
   You have a valid point though, in that I did choose this job. For me, personally, I know that waiting tables is only temporary. The tips I earn go towards food, gas, insurance, cell phone, car payments, my gym membership, student loans, text books and other basic life-needs (shampoo is expensive ommgggg). I’m also trying to save up so I can afford to move to New York after I finish my Master’s Degree. I’ve got a lot on my plate, but not nearly as much as some of the other wonderful people I work with. Take, for example, the 20 year old single mother of 2 who was in the section next to mine last night. I’m not sure if she finished high school or not, but her kids are her life now. She started waiting tables at 16 so that she could afford to buy diapers and formula every night before she went home. Waiting tables isn’t just her “get me through school” job. It’s her career. It’s how she feeds her kids. So go ahead, leave her no tip on your $120 check, table 23. I hope that pasta you inhaled gives you heartburn. And she’s not the only one. Every single server in any restaurant you eat in is at your mercy to provide for themselves and their family. That is the responsibility you sign up for when you walk into a dine-in restaurant. It is an unfortunate part of American culture.
Don’t like it? Go to a drive-through. That’s what they’re there for. Better yet….stay home. Cook for yourself.
If you can’t afford to tip, you can’t afford to eat out. I know that sounds harsh, but it’s completely true.
Thank you to those of you who are awesome. Awesome people and fun tables actually make this a pretty kickass job a lot of the time. Keep up the awesome. If you doubt your level of restaurant awesome, never fear! It’s totally something you can build up over time, kind of like distance running or heavy lifting. Baby steps. You’ll get there.

YES THIS THANK YOU

"If you can’t afford to tip YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO EAT OUT" …. My head hurts from nodding agreement on every one of these points. I’m smiling and tensed just from reading this. I hate waiting tables … I do not plan for it to be a career it gets me by .. That is all gah some people make me angry when they judge my job

Sorry your paycheck sucks, but tipping isn’t mandatory. It *is* optional, and it makes you sound incredibly entitled to say otherwise.

Yeah how dare she expect to be compensated for her time and effort the way it’s understood she should be by a ubiquitous social contract AS WELL AS those handy dandy tipping guides almost all restaurants print out onto the bottom of their checks.

it’s embarassing that ao many ppl think paying people for their work is optional, like, good luck playing that out to it’s logical conclusion

Tumblr user japanophile25 is one of those assholes that don’t tip.

*gasp* You mean a racist weeaboo is also a dick-munching asshole who doesn’t think waitstaff are real people? You don’t say…Also, if you’re eating at a ‘local’ place, ask how much people get paid. Corporate (Applebee’s, Outback, etc.) can’t really get away with subminimum wage, but local places often do. The place where I’m working in a ridiculously hard-hit economically. There are no fucking jobs to be had. So I work for $1.50 an hour plus tips. One guy was one of those $200/table for two people, wants everything made custom, not according to standard menu, fifty fucking refills (like, this guy drinks two or three pitchers in a sitting by himself), usurps all your time as if there isn’t a single other table that I have to wait (and then gets pissed when I come to his table to check on him), and acts all generous when he tips $2. THIS IS NOT AN ATYPICAL CUSTOMER.So ya’ll can go fuck yourselves.
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The Waitressing Chronicles: Wherein Dani does not refill your soda 20 times just because she thinks it’s SO MUCH FUN.
Tonight was one of the worst kinds of nights you can have in the restaurant industry. It was a pretty busy Saturday night, the kitchen was running smoothly, my coworkers and I were coexisting peacefully, and 99% of my tables were awesome, and I really had fun serving them. (Yes, I did say ‘worst’. I’m getting to that part, hold on….).
Some of them were a little needy, but after you’ve served for a few years, you start developing a sort of spidy-sense about which guests are going to require 30 diet coke refills, 5 servings of chips and salsa and roughly 2 gallons of ranch before they even crack there menus open (seriously…I think some people have such an addiction to ranch, that if it isn’t constantly on their table, regardless of the presence of any other actual food, they start to develop anxiety. Some people need to carry around EPI pens in case of emergency….I carry around ranch dressing. You’re welcome), so I was prepared. Even my needy tables didn’t rattle me too much this evening.
Generally speaking, all of the components necessary for a pretty kick-ass shift were present and accounted for.
And then my tables started cashing out. 10%tip, 5% tip, no tip, no tip, 10%….20%, FINALLY! Oh…wait…they didn’t do their math correctly, that’s actually only a $2 tip. Wonderful.
My enthusiasm for my job and my shift plummeted rapidly and I was ready to stuff my hot towel in my apron and go home faster than the cheapskate at table 7 could say “Keep the Change” as he handed me $40 for his $38.64 tab.
Some people just genuinely don’t know any better, and I recognize that. Sometimes I’m a little off my game, and I fully own up to that as well. But tonight was not one of those nights. I was on point…and I’m good at what I do.
So let me deviate a little bit from my normal Chronicling to give something of a PSA on behalf of waitstaff everywhere.
80% of servers make under minimum wage. This is a fact. A miserable, lamentable fact. The hourly wages that our employers provide are essentially just so that the government has something to take as far as immediate taxes on our tip money, and we don’t get slammed with having to pay it all back at once in April. Our “paychecks”, therefore, are usually somewhere in the neighborhood of $30. If that. It’s a pretty crummy system, and believe me when I say that we’d probably rather be making a steady and reliable hourly wage instead of depending on tips, but unfortunately that’s not the society we live in.
So. Your tip. How much do you tip, and who gets it?
A lot of that depends on the restaurant you’re in. Look around you. Do you see hosts and hostesses? Is there a bartender? A busser? If any/all of these people are present, rest assured that your server does not get to keep all of their tips.
We “tip out” to all of the other support staff (busser, host, QA expo, bartender, etc.) at the end of every shift. The amount of money we tip out to these staff is determined, not by how much money we make, but by how much we’ve sold. For example, at Chilis, I tip out 3% of my total sales at the end of the night. (So if I sold $100 worth of food and drinks, my tip out would be $3. Last night, I had $1100 in sales, and had to leave behind $33).
What does this mean? This means, that if you don’t leave a tip, or only leave $1 or $2 (assuming your total tab wasn’t $10.) your server actually loses money on your table. We still have to pay taxes and tip out based on the amount of food YOU ordered, not to mention that you sat there, and took up one of my tables for 2 hours, which I could easily have flipped twice in that time had you not felt the need to camp out and then leave me $2 (I’M TALKING TO YOU, TABLE 36.)
It pretty much boils down to this: a 10% tip is the bare minimum. It means mediocre service, and relates a relatively neutral - bordering on negative message to your server about how they did their job.  15% indicates that you’re content and happy, and your server was proficient at taking care of you. 20% is excellent. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent everything. That’s how we read your tips.
Also, you can basically write whatever you want in the tip line. If your total bill was $45.67, and you write in a $5,000 tip, and then write “$45.67” on the total line, and sign it…..guess how much I’m authorized to charge your card for? That’s right. $45.67. So please (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE) double check your math when you’re totaling out your bill. I lost no less than $27 in tips last night simply because people couldn’t Math correctly.  Perhaps ranch dressing in excess has an adverse affect on people’s ability to do basic arithmetic. Or perhaps it’s a complication of margarita-induced brain freezes. Either way. It sucks. Please don’t suck.
Tipping is not optional, and it is not a privilege for the server. Back in the day, it probably was, but unfortunately, that’s no longer the case. When you sit down at a restaurant there is an unspoken understanding between you and your server. It’s their responsibility to make sure you have a stellar, enjoyable and relaxing meal, and it’s your responsibility to make sure they can afford to pay their rent. And before you start in on me (because I can hear the rumbling of offended restaurant goers from here, like distant thunder…calm yourselves, beasts!) about how entitled you are to not-tip, let me tell you now, honey child, I’ve heard every retort in the book.
"Your restaurant should pay you better, that’s not my fault" - Well. Yes. I agree. But they don’t. So it sucks for both of us. But until it’s announced that tipping is no longer needed in the service industry, the burden of determining my “paycheck”falls on you Trust me, I’m not happy about it either.
"You should just be happy that I left anything at all." - If your tip was in addition to the $10/hr my restaurant was paying me, you bet your left shoe I’d be happy for any little bit you wanted to throw my way. But they don’t. And I know you know that, faithful restaurant eater. So when you walk out, leaving me $3 after having waited on your family of 6’s $130 meal, I’m going to interpret that as a direct and intentional personal insult. You may have thought you were coming out on top by not leaving the appropriate $13-$26 that your bill merited, but really now you’re just a dick. And I can promise you that every server who was working that night will know about it. Good luck getting chipper service next time you try to come to our restaurant. We remember.
"Tips are dependent upon how well you do. That’s what TIPS means. ‘To Insure Proper Service." - I almost don’t even want to respond to this one, but unfortunately it’s a very popular notion. First off, lemme just lay it out there that if you believe this, you’re a dumbass. For multiple reasons. If that acronym was in fact true, they would be called “teps” (to…ENSURE….proper service. English, for the win!) and you would give them to be at the beginning on the meal. Because that’s what “to ensure proper service” implies. How comfortable would you be if you had to tip your server at the beginning of the meal, knowing full well that you had to sit there for the next 45 - 60 minutes facing the person you just handed $2 as you ask for 3 more sides of Barbeque sauce, a 5th coke and some ranch.(Just because of reasons. Everyone needs ranch. ) You’d probably be a little uncomfortable, wouldn’t you? You’d probably shell out a lot more were that the case, wouldn’t you? How great is it for you that you get to demand special ordered food and request exactly 45 napkins one at a time from your server and then immediately slip away into the night after leaving your server $1.63. You’re such a champ, a real stand-up type of person. I hope your kids leave legos in the hallway tonight, and you step on three of them as you stumble to the bathroom at 3am.
"Why don’t you just get a real job. You’re choosing this lifestyle" - Whoa buddy, whoa. Did you really just say that to me? Let’s rewind this a little bit. I’m on my feet, running, squatting, lifting trays, clearing dishes, entertaining table after table, pretending to love being regaled by the intricacies of your oh-so-fascinating life and reassuring you that your baby IS the most adorable baby I’ve ever seen for 6-10 hours a day. Usually, unless I have time to take a bathroom break (please note that I didn’t say “need” to take a bathroom break. If. I. Have. Time.) , the first time I get to sit down after walking through those doors and clocking in is when I get back in my car to go home at the end of the night. Someone please tell me how that’s not a “real” job? Or how it’s any less “real” than your 9-5 office job? I bet that desk chair does a real number on your lower back. Your office manager should really look into providing you with the lumbar support you deserve. Please, tell me more about it as I stand at your table side balancing 30lbs of dishes on one hand that you seem to be oblivious to, as you continue to complain about your cushy job.
   You have a valid point though, in that I did choose this job. For me, personally, I know that waiting tables is only temporary. The tips I earn go towards food, gas, insurance, cell phone, car payments, my gym membership, student loans, text books and other basic life-needs (shampoo is expensive ommgggg). I’m also trying to save up so I can afford to move to New York after I finish my Master’s Degree. I’ve got a lot on my plate, but not nearly as much as some of the other wonderful people I work with. Take, for example, the 20 year old single mother of 2 who was in the section next to mine last night. I’m not sure if she finished high school or not, but her kids are her life now. She started waiting tables at 16 so that she could afford to buy diapers and formula every night before she went home. Waiting tables isn’t just her “get me through school” job. It’s her career. It’s how she feeds her kids. So go ahead, leave her no tip on your $120 check, table 23. I hope that pasta you inhaled gives you heartburn. And she’s not the only one. Every single server in any restaurant you eat in is at your mercy to provide for themselves and their family. That is the responsibility you sign up for when you walk into a dine-in restaurant. It is an unfortunate part of American culture.
Don’t like it? Go to a drive-through. That’s what they’re there for. Better yet….stay home. Cook for yourself.
If you can’t afford to tip, you can’t afford to eat out. I know that sounds harsh, but it’s completely true.
Thank you to those of you who are awesome. Awesome people and fun tables actually make this a pretty kickass job a lot of the time. Keep up the awesome. If you doubt your level of restaurant awesome, never fear! It’s totally something you can build up over time, kind of like distance running or heavy lifting. Baby steps. You’ll get there.

YES THIS THANK YOU

"If you can’t afford to tip YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO EAT OUT" …. My head hurts from nodding agreement on every one of these points. I’m smiling and tensed just from reading this. I hate waiting tables … I do not plan for it to be a career it gets me by .. That is all gah some people make me angry when they judge my job

Sorry your paycheck sucks, but tipping isn’t mandatory. It *is* optional, and it makes you sound incredibly entitled to say otherwise.

Yeah how dare she expect to be compensated for her time and effort the way it’s understood she should be by a ubiquitous social contract AS WELL AS those handy dandy tipping guides almost all restaurants print out onto the bottom of their checks.

it’s embarassing that ao many ppl think paying people for their work is optional, like, good luck playing that out to it’s logical conclusion

Tumblr user japanophile25 is one of those assholes that don’t tip.

*gasp* You mean a racist weeaboo is also a dick-munching asshole who doesn’t think waitstaff are real people? You don’t say…Also, if you’re eating at a ‘local’ place, ask how much people get paid. Corporate (Applebee’s, Outback, etc.) can’t really get away with subminimum wage, but local places often do. The place where I’m working in a ridiculously hard-hit economically. There are no fucking jobs to be had. So I work for $1.50 an hour plus tips. One guy was one of those $200/table for two people, wants everything made custom, not according to standard menu, fifty fucking refills (like, this guy drinks two or three pitchers in a sitting by himself), usurps all your time as if there isn’t a single other table that I have to wait (and then gets pissed when I come to his table to check on him), and acts all generous when he tips $2. THIS IS NOT AN ATYPICAL CUSTOMER.So ya’ll can go fuck yourselves.
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The Waitressing Chronicles: Wherein Dani does not refill your soda 20 times just because she thinks it’s SO MUCH FUN.
Tonight was one of the worst kinds of nights you can have in the restaurant industry. It was a pretty busy Saturday night, the kitchen was running smoothly, my coworkers and I were coexisting peacefully, and 99% of my tables were awesome, and I really had fun serving them. (Yes, I did say ‘worst’. I’m getting to that part, hold on….).
Some of them were a little needy, but after you’ve served for a few years, you start developing a sort of spidy-sense about which guests are going to require 30 diet coke refills, 5 servings of chips and salsa and roughly 2 gallons of ranch before they even crack there menus open (seriously…I think some people have such an addiction to ranch, that if it isn’t constantly on their table, regardless of the presence of any other actual food, they start to develop anxiety. Some people need to carry around EPI pens in case of emergency….I carry around ranch dressing. You’re welcome), so I was prepared. Even my needy tables didn’t rattle me too much this evening.
Generally speaking, all of the components necessary for a pretty kick-ass shift were present and accounted for.
And then my tables started cashing out. 10%tip, 5% tip, no tip, no tip, 10%….20%, FINALLY! Oh…wait…they didn’t do their math correctly, that’s actually only a $2 tip. Wonderful.
My enthusiasm for my job and my shift plummeted rapidly and I was ready to stuff my hot towel in my apron and go home faster than the cheapskate at table 7 could say “Keep the Change” as he handed me $40 for his $38.64 tab.
Some people just genuinely don’t know any better, and I recognize that. Sometimes I’m a little off my game, and I fully own up to that as well. But tonight was not one of those nights. I was on point…and I’m good at what I do.
So let me deviate a little bit from my normal Chronicling to give something of a PSA on behalf of waitstaff everywhere.
80% of servers make under minimum wage. This is a fact. A miserable, lamentable fact. The hourly wages that our employers provide are essentially just so that the government has something to take as far as immediate taxes on our tip money, and we don’t get slammed with having to pay it all back at once in April. Our “paychecks”, therefore, are usually somewhere in the neighborhood of $30. If that. It’s a pretty crummy system, and believe me when I say that we’d probably rather be making a steady and reliable hourly wage instead of depending on tips, but unfortunately that’s not the society we live in.
So. Your tip. How much do you tip, and who gets it?
A lot of that depends on the restaurant you’re in. Look around you. Do you see hosts and hostesses? Is there a bartender? A busser? If any/all of these people are present, rest assured that your server does not get to keep all of their tips.
We “tip out” to all of the other support staff (busser, host, QA expo, bartender, etc.) at the end of every shift. The amount of money we tip out to these staff is determined, not by how much money we make, but by how much we’ve sold. For example, at Chilis, I tip out 3% of my total sales at the end of the night. (So if I sold $100 worth of food and drinks, my tip out would be $3. Last night, I had $1100 in sales, and had to leave behind $33).
What does this mean? This means, that if you don’t leave a tip, or only leave $1 or $2 (assuming your total tab wasn’t $10.) your server actually loses money on your table. We still have to pay taxes and tip out based on the amount of food YOU ordered, not to mention that you sat there, and took up one of my tables for 2 hours, which I could easily have flipped twice in that time had you not felt the need to camp out and then leave me $2 (I’M TALKING TO YOU, TABLE 36.)
It pretty much boils down to this: a 10% tip is the bare minimum. It means mediocre service, and relates a relatively neutral - bordering on negative message to your server about how they did their job.  15% indicates that you’re content and happy, and your server was proficient at taking care of you. 20% is excellent. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent everything. That’s how we read your tips.
Also, you can basically write whatever you want in the tip line. If your total bill was $45.67, and you write in a $5,000 tip, and then write “$45.67” on the total line, and sign it…..guess how much I’m authorized to charge your card for? That’s right. $45.67. So please (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE) double check your math when you’re totaling out your bill. I lost no less than $27 in tips last night simply because people couldn’t Math correctly.  Perhaps ranch dressing in excess has an adverse affect on people’s ability to do basic arithmetic. Or perhaps it’s a complication of margarita-induced brain freezes. Either way. It sucks. Please don’t suck.
Tipping is not optional, and it is not a privilege for the server. Back in the day, it probably was, but unfortunately, that’s no longer the case. When you sit down at a restaurant there is an unspoken understanding between you and your server. It’s their responsibility to make sure you have a stellar, enjoyable and relaxing meal, and it’s your responsibility to make sure they can afford to pay their rent. And before you start in on me (because I can hear the rumbling of offended restaurant goers from here, like distant thunder…calm yourselves, beasts!) about how entitled you are to not-tip, let me tell you now, honey child, I’ve heard every retort in the book.
"Your restaurant should pay you better, that’s not my fault" - Well. Yes. I agree. But they don’t. So it sucks for both of us. But until it’s announced that tipping is no longer needed in the service industry, the burden of determining my “paycheck”falls on you Trust me, I’m not happy about it either.
"You should just be happy that I left anything at all." - If your tip was in addition to the $10/hr my restaurant was paying me, you bet your left shoe I’d be happy for any little bit you wanted to throw my way. But they don’t. And I know you know that, faithful restaurant eater. So when you walk out, leaving me $3 after having waited on your family of 6’s $130 meal, I’m going to interpret that as a direct and intentional personal insult. You may have thought you were coming out on top by not leaving the appropriate $13-$26 that your bill merited, but really now you’re just a dick. And I can promise you that every server who was working that night will know about it. Good luck getting chipper service next time you try to come to our restaurant. We remember.
"Tips are dependent upon how well you do. That’s what TIPS means. ‘To Insure Proper Service." - I almost don’t even want to respond to this one, but unfortunately it’s a very popular notion. First off, lemme just lay it out there that if you believe this, you’re a dumbass. For multiple reasons. If that acronym was in fact true, they would be called “teps” (to…ENSURE….proper service. English, for the win!) and you would give them to be at the beginning on the meal. Because that’s what “to ensure proper service” implies. How comfortable would you be if you had to tip your server at the beginning of the meal, knowing full well that you had to sit there for the next 45 - 60 minutes facing the person you just handed $2 as you ask for 3 more sides of Barbeque sauce, a 5th coke and some ranch.(Just because of reasons. Everyone needs ranch. ) You’d probably be a little uncomfortable, wouldn’t you? You’d probably shell out a lot more were that the case, wouldn’t you? How great is it for you that you get to demand special ordered food and request exactly 45 napkins one at a time from your server and then immediately slip away into the night after leaving your server $1.63. You’re such a champ, a real stand-up type of person. I hope your kids leave legos in the hallway tonight, and you step on three of them as you stumble to the bathroom at 3am.
"Why don’t you just get a real job. You’re choosing this lifestyle" - Whoa buddy, whoa. Did you really just say that to me? Let’s rewind this a little bit. I’m on my feet, running, squatting, lifting trays, clearing dishes, entertaining table after table, pretending to love being regaled by the intricacies of your oh-so-fascinating life and reassuring you that your baby IS the most adorable baby I’ve ever seen for 6-10 hours a day. Usually, unless I have time to take a bathroom break (please note that I didn’t say “need” to take a bathroom break. If. I. Have. Time.) , the first time I get to sit down after walking through those doors and clocking in is when I get back in my car to go home at the end of the night. Someone please tell me how that’s not a “real” job? Or how it’s any less “real” than your 9-5 office job? I bet that desk chair does a real number on your lower back. Your office manager should really look into providing you with the lumbar support you deserve. Please, tell me more about it as I stand at your table side balancing 30lbs of dishes on one hand that you seem to be oblivious to, as you continue to complain about your cushy job.
   You have a valid point though, in that I did choose this job. For me, personally, I know that waiting tables is only temporary. The tips I earn go towards food, gas, insurance, cell phone, car payments, my gym membership, student loans, text books and other basic life-needs (shampoo is expensive ommgggg). I’m also trying to save up so I can afford to move to New York after I finish my Master’s Degree. I’ve got a lot on my plate, but not nearly as much as some of the other wonderful people I work with. Take, for example, the 20 year old single mother of 2 who was in the section next to mine last night. I’m not sure if she finished high school or not, but her kids are her life now. She started waiting tables at 16 so that she could afford to buy diapers and formula every night before she went home. Waiting tables isn’t just her “get me through school” job. It’s her career. It’s how she feeds her kids. So go ahead, leave her no tip on your $120 check, table 23. I hope that pasta you inhaled gives you heartburn. And she’s not the only one. Every single server in any restaurant you eat in is at your mercy to provide for themselves and their family. That is the responsibility you sign up for when you walk into a dine-in restaurant. It is an unfortunate part of American culture.
Don’t like it? Go to a drive-through. That’s what they’re there for. Better yet….stay home. Cook for yourself.
If you can’t afford to tip, you can’t afford to eat out. I know that sounds harsh, but it’s completely true.
Thank you to those of you who are awesome. Awesome people and fun tables actually make this a pretty kickass job a lot of the time. Keep up the awesome. If you doubt your level of restaurant awesome, never fear! It’s totally something you can build up over time, kind of like distance running or heavy lifting. Baby steps. You’ll get there.

YES THIS THANK YOU

"If you can’t afford to tip YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO EAT OUT" …. My head hurts from nodding agreement on every one of these points. I’m smiling and tensed just from reading this. I hate waiting tables … I do not plan for it to be a career it gets me by .. That is all gah some people make me angry when they judge my job

Sorry your paycheck sucks, but tipping isn’t mandatory. It *is* optional, and it makes you sound incredibly entitled to say otherwise.

Yeah how dare she expect to be compensated for her time and effort the way it’s understood she should be by a ubiquitous social contract AS WELL AS those handy dandy tipping guides almost all restaurants print out onto the bottom of their checks.

it’s embarassing that ao many ppl think paying people for their work is optional, like, good luck playing that out to it’s logical conclusion

Tumblr user japanophile25 is one of those assholes that don’t tip.

*gasp* You mean a racist weeaboo is also a dick-munching asshole who doesn’t think waitstaff are real people? You don’t say…Also, if you’re eating at a ‘local’ place, ask how much people get paid. Corporate (Applebee’s, Outback, etc.) can’t really get away with subminimum wage, but local places often do. The place where I’m working in a ridiculously hard-hit economically. There are no fucking jobs to be had. So I work for $1.50 an hour plus tips. One guy was one of those $200/table for two people, wants everything made custom, not according to standard menu, fifty fucking refills (like, this guy drinks two or three pitchers in a sitting by himself), usurps all your time as if there isn’t a single other table that I have to wait (and then gets pissed when I come to his table to check on him), and acts all generous when he tips $2. THIS IS NOT AN ATYPICAL CUSTOMER.So ya’ll can go fuck yourselves.
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The Waitressing Chronicles: Wherein Dani does not refill your soda 20 times just because she thinks it’s SO MUCH FUN.

Tonight was one of the worst kinds of nights you can have in the restaurant industry. It was a pretty busy Saturday night, the kitchen was running smoothly, my coworkers and I were coexisting peacefully, and 99% of my tables were awesome, and I really had fun serving them. (Yes, I did say ‘worst’. I’m getting to that part, hold on….).

Some of them were a little needy, but after you’ve served for a few years, you start developing a sort of spidy-sense about which guests are going to require 30 diet coke refills, 5 servings of chips and salsa and roughly 2 gallons of ranch before they even crack there menus open (seriously…I think some people have such an addiction to ranch, that if it isn’t constantly on their table, regardless of the presence of any other actual food, they start to develop anxiety. Some people need to carry around EPI pens in case of emergency….I carry around ranch dressing. You’re welcome), so I was prepared. Even my needy tables didn’t rattle me too much this evening.

Generally speaking, all of the components necessary for a pretty kick-ass shift were present and accounted for.

And then my tables started cashing out. 10%tip, 5% tip, no tip, no tip, 10%….20%, FINALLY! Oh…wait…they didn’t do their math correctly, that’s actually only a $2 tip. Wonderful.

My enthusiasm for my job and my shift plummeted rapidly and I was ready to stuff my hot towel in my apron and go home faster than the cheapskate at table 7 could say “Keep the Change” as he handed me $40 for his $38.64 tab.

Some people just genuinely don’t know any better, and I recognize that. Sometimes I’m a little off my game, and I fully own up to that as well. But tonight was not one of those nights. I was on point…and I’m good at what I do.

So let me deviate a little bit from my normal Chronicling to give something of a PSA on behalf of waitstaff everywhere.

80% of servers make under minimum wage. This is a fact. A miserable, lamentable fact. The hourly wages that our employers provide are essentially just so that the government has something to take as far as immediate taxes on our tip money, and we don’t get slammed with having to pay it all back at once in April. Our “paychecks”, therefore, are usually somewhere in the neighborhood of $30. If that. It’s a pretty crummy system, and believe me when I say that we’d probably rather be making a steady and reliable hourly wage instead of depending on tips, but unfortunately that’s not the society we live in.

So. Your tip. How much do you tip, and who gets it?

A lot of that depends on the restaurant you’re in. Look around you. Do you see hosts and hostesses? Is there a bartender? A busser? If any/all of these people are present, rest assured that your server does not get to keep all of their tips.

We “tip out” to all of the other support staff (busser, host, QA expo, bartender, etc.) at the end of every shift. The amount of money we tip out to these staff is determined, not by how much money we make, but by how much we’ve sold. For example, at Chilis, I tip out 3% of my total sales at the end of the night. (So if I sold $100 worth of food and drinks, my tip out would be $3. Last night, I had $1100 in sales, and had to leave behind $33).

What does this mean? This means, that if you don’t leave a tip, or only leave $1 or $2 (assuming your total tab wasn’t $10.) your server actually loses money on your table. We still have to pay taxes and tip out based on the amount of food YOU ordered, not to mention that you sat there, and took up one of my tables for 2 hours, which I could easily have flipped twice in that time had you not felt the need to camp out and then leave me $2 (I’M TALKING TO YOU, TABLE 36.)

It pretty much boils down to this: a 10% tip is the bare minimum. It means mediocre service, and relates a relatively neutral - bordering on negative message to your server about how they did their job.  15% indicates that you’re content and happy, and your server was proficient at taking care of you. 20% is excellent. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent everything. That’s how we read your tips.

Also, you can basically write whatever you want in the tip line. If your total bill was $45.67, and you write in a $5,000 tip, and then write “$45.67” on the total line, and sign it…..guess how much I’m authorized to charge your card for? That’s right. $45.67. So please (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE) double check your math when you’re totaling out your bill. I lost no less than $27 in tips last night simply because people couldn’t Math correctly.  Perhaps ranch dressing in excess has an adverse affect on people’s ability to do basic arithmetic. Or perhaps it’s a complication of margarita-induced brain freezes. Either way. It sucks. Please don’t suck.

Tipping is not optional, and it is not a privilege for the server. Back in the day, it probably was, but unfortunately, that’s no longer the case. When you sit down at a restaurant there is an unspoken understanding between you and your server. It’s their responsibility to make sure you have a stellar, enjoyable and relaxing meal, and it’s your responsibility to make sure they can afford to pay their rent. And before you start in on me (because I can hear the rumbling of offended restaurant goers from here, like distant thunder…calm yourselves, beasts!) about how entitled you are to not-tip, let me tell you now, honey child, I’ve heard every retort in the book.

"Your restaurant should pay you better, that’s not my fault" - Well. Yes. I agree. But they don’t. So it sucks for both of us. But until it’s announced that tipping is no longer needed in the service industry, the burden of determining my “paycheck”falls on you Trust me, I’m not happy about it either.

"You should just be happy that I left anything at all." - If your tip was in addition to the $10/hr my restaurant was paying me, you bet your left shoe I’d be happy for any little bit you wanted to throw my way. But they don’t. And I know you know that, faithful restaurant eater. So when you walk out, leaving me $3 after having waited on your family of 6’s $130 meal, I’m going to interpret that as a direct and intentional personal insult. You may have thought you were coming out on top by not leaving the appropriate $13-$26 that your bill merited, but really now you’re just a dick. And I can promise you that every server who was working that night will know about it. Good luck getting chipper service next time you try to come to our restaurant. We remember.

"Tips are dependent upon how well you do. That’s what TIPS means. ‘To Insure Proper Service." - I almost don’t even want to respond to this one, but unfortunately it’s a very popular notion. First off, lemme just lay it out there that if you believe this, you’re a dumbass. For multiple reasons. If that acronym was in fact true, they would be called “teps” (to…ENSURE….proper service. English, for the win!) and you would give them to be at the beginning on the meal. Because that’s what “to ensure proper service” implies. How comfortable would you be if you had to tip your server at the beginning of the meal, knowing full well that you had to sit there for the next 45 - 60 minutes facing the person you just handed $2 as you ask for 3 more sides of Barbeque sauce, a 5th coke and some ranch.(Just because of reasons. Everyone needs ranch. ) You’d probably be a little uncomfortable, wouldn’t you? You’d probably shell out a lot more were that the case, wouldn’t you? How great is it for you that you get to demand special ordered food and request exactly 45 napkins one at a time from your server and then immediately slip away into the night after leaving your server $1.63. You’re such a champ, a real stand-up type of person. I hope your kids leave legos in the hallway tonight, and you step on three of them as you stumble to the bathroom at 3am.

"Why don’t you just get a real job. You’re choosing this lifestyle" - Whoa buddy, whoa. Did you really just say that to me? Let’s rewind this a little bit. I’m on my feet, running, squatting, lifting trays, clearing dishes, entertaining table after table, pretending to love being regaled by the intricacies of your oh-so-fascinating life and reassuring you that your baby IS the most adorable baby I’ve ever seen for 6-10 hours a day. Usually, unless I have time to take a bathroom break (please note that I didn’t say “need” to take a bathroom break. If. I. Have. Time.) , the first time I get to sit down after walking through those doors and clocking in is when I get back in my car to go home at the end of the night. Someone please tell me how that’s not a “real” job? Or how it’s any less “real” than your 9-5 office job? I bet that desk chair does a real number on your lower back. Your office manager should really look into providing you with the lumbar support you deserve. Please, tell me more about it as I stand at your table side balancing 30lbs of dishes on one hand that you seem to be oblivious to, as you continue to complain about your cushy job.

   You have a valid point though, in that I did choose this job. For me, personally, I know that waiting tables is only temporary. The tips I earn go towards food, gas, insurance, cell phone, car payments, my gym membership, student loans, text books and other basic life-needs (shampoo is expensive ommgggg). I’m also trying to save up so I can afford to move to New York after I finish my Master’s Degree. I’ve got a lot on my plate, but not nearly as much as some of the other wonderful people I work with. Take, for example, the 20 year old single mother of 2 who was in the section next to mine last night. I’m not sure if she finished high school or not, but her kids are her life now. She started waiting tables at 16 so that she could afford to buy diapers and formula every night before she went home. Waiting tables isn’t just her “get me through school” job. It’s her career. It’s how she feeds her kids. So go ahead, leave her no tip on your $120 check, table 23. I hope that pasta you inhaled gives you heartburn. And she’s not the only one. Every single server in any restaurant you eat in is at your mercy to provide for themselves and their family. That is the responsibility you sign up for when you walk into a dine-in restaurant. It is an unfortunate part of American culture.

Don’t like it? Go to a drive-through. That’s what they’re there for. Better yet….stay home. Cook for yourself.

If you can’t afford to tip, you can’t afford to eat out. I know that sounds harsh, but it’s completely true.

Thank you to those of you who are awesome. Awesome people and fun tables actually make this a pretty kickass job a lot of the time. Keep up the awesome. If you doubt your level of restaurant awesome, never fear! It’s totally something you can build up over time, kind of like distance running or heavy lifting. Baby steps. You’ll get there.

YES THIS THANK YOU

"If you can’t afford to tip YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO EAT OUT" …. My head hurts from nodding agreement on every one of these points. I’m smiling and tensed just from reading this. I hate waiting tables … I do not plan for it to be a career it gets me by .. That is all gah some people make me angry when they judge my job

Sorry your paycheck sucks, but tipping isn’t mandatory. It *is* optional, and it makes you sound incredibly entitled to say otherwise.

Yeah how dare she expect to be compensated for her time and effort the way it’s understood she should be by a ubiquitous social contract AS WELL AS those handy dandy tipping guides almost all restaurants print out onto the bottom of their checks.

it’s embarassing that ao many ppl think paying people for their work is optional, like, good luck playing that out to it’s logical conclusion

Tumblr user japanophile25 is one of those assholes that don’t tip.

*gasp* You mean a racist weeaboo is also a dick-munching asshole who doesn’t think waitstaff are real people? You don’t say…


Also, if you’re eating at a ‘local’ place, ask how much people get paid. Corporate (Applebee’s, Outback, etc.) can’t really get away with subminimum wage, but local places often do. The place where I’m working in a ridiculously hard-hit economically. There are no fucking jobs to be had. So I work for $1.50 an hour plus tips. One guy was one of those $200/table for two people, wants everything made custom, not according to standard menu, fifty fucking refills (like, this guy drinks two or three pitchers in a sitting by himself), usurps all your time as if there isn’t a single other table that I have to wait (and then gets pissed when I come to his table to check on him), and acts all generous when he tips $2. THIS IS NOT AN ATYPICAL CUSTOMER.

So ya’ll can go fuck yourselves.

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HALLOWEEN IS COMING! Samhain is the new year on the Wiccan cycle, signalling Fall planting season. Be sure to get your supplies early!Even if you’re not specifically celebrating Samhain/Halloween, or any holiday at all really, we have great deals on cone and stick incense, jewellery, candles, and lots of other items!
We ship in plain Priority Mail boxes or in plain envelopes/boxes (overseas). No ‘pagan’ stickers, address labels, or anything else on the box to give away what you bought to prying people! ‘Branding’ isn’t as important to us; people not getting into your business is our priority.
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Samhain sale starts September 15th! Mark your calendars (but don’t wait- mystery lots are first-come, first-serve on item selection)!

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thurisazsalail:

HALLOWEEN IS COMING! Samhain is the new year on the Wiccan cycle, signalling Fall planting season. Be sure to get your supplies early!Even if you’re not specifically celebrating Samhain/Halloween, or any holiday at all really, we have great deals on cone and stick incense, jewellery, candles, and lots of other items!
We ship in plain Priority Mail boxes or in plain envelopes/boxes (overseas). No ‘pagan’ stickers, address labels, or anything else on the box to give away what you bought to prying people! ‘Branding’ isn’t as important to us; people not getting into your business is our priority.
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Samhain sale starts September 15th! Mark your calendars (but don’t wait- mystery lots are first-come, first-serve on item selection)!

SAMHAIN SALE HAS COME! Sept. 15th-Oct. 15th, get 10% of your purchase price in FREE items! No codes, no waiting, it just automatically comes with your purchase. PLUS until the end of September, get 10% off any of the items in Jewellery + Accessories on my Etsy page! See the shop announcement for details.

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thurisazsalail:

HALLOWEEN IS COMING! Samhain is the new year on the Wiccan cycle, signalling Fall planting season. Be sure to get your supplies early!Even if you’re not specifically celebrating Samhain/Halloween, or any holiday at all really, we have great deals on cone and stick incense, jewellery, candles, and lots of other items!
We ship in plain Priority Mail boxes or in plain envelopes/boxes (overseas). No ‘pagan’ stickers, address labels, or anything else on the box to give away what you bought to prying people! ‘Branding’ isn’t as important to us; people not getting into your business is our priority.
Perthro333 on Ebay BebeTaian on Etsy
Samhain sale starts September 15th! Mark your calendars (but don’t wait- mystery lots are first-come, first-serve on item selection)!

SAMHAIN SALE HAS COME! Sept. 15th-Oct. 15th, get 10% of your purchase price in FREE items! No codes, no waiting, it just automatically comes with your purchase. PLUS until the end of September, get 10% off any of the items in Jewellery + Accessories on my Etsy page! See the shop announcement for details.

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thurisazsalail:

HALLOWEEN IS COMING! Samhain is the new year on the Wiccan cycle, signalling Fall planting season. Be sure to get your supplies early!Even if you’re not specifically celebrating Samhain/Halloween, or any holiday at all really, we have great deals on cone and stick incense, jewellery, candles, and lots of other items!
We ship in plain Priority Mail boxes or in plain envelopes/boxes (overseas). No ‘pagan’ stickers, address labels, or anything else on the box to give away what you bought to prying people! ‘Branding’ isn’t as important to us; people not getting into your business is our priority.
Perthro333 on Ebay BebeTaian on Etsy
Samhain sale starts September 15th! Mark your calendars (but don’t wait- mystery lots are first-come, first-serve on item selection)!

SAMHAIN SALE HAS COME! Sept. 15th-Oct. 15th, get 10% of your purchase price in FREE items! No codes, no waiting, it just automatically comes with your purchase. PLUS until the end of September, get 10% off any of the items in Jewellery + Accessories on my Etsy page! See the shop announcement for details.

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thurisazsalail:

HALLOWEEN IS COMING! Samhain is the new year on the Wiccan cycle, signalling Fall planting season. Be sure to get your supplies early!Even if you’re not specifically celebrating Samhain/Halloween, or any holiday at all really, we have great deals on cone and stick incense, jewellery, candles, and lots of other items!
We ship in plain Priority Mail boxes or in plain envelopes/boxes (overseas). No ‘pagan’ stickers, address labels, or anything else on the box to give away what you bought to prying people! ‘Branding’ isn’t as important to us; people not getting into your business is our priority.
Perthro333 on Ebay BebeTaian on Etsy
Samhain sale starts September 15th! Mark your calendars (but don’t wait- mystery lots are first-come, first-serve on item selection)!

SAMHAIN SALE HAS COME! Sept. 15th-Oct. 15th, get 10% of your purchase price in FREE items! No codes, no waiting, it just automatically comes with your purchase. PLUS until the end of September, get 10% off any of the items in Jewellery + Accessories on my Etsy page! See the shop announcement for details.

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thurisazsalail:

HALLOWEEN IS COMING! Samhain is the new year on the Wiccan cycle, signalling Fall planting season. Be sure to get your supplies early!Even if you’re not specifically celebrating Samhain/Halloween, or any holiday at all really, we have great deals on cone and stick incense, jewellery, candles, and lots of other items!
We ship in plain Priority Mail boxes or in plain envelopes/boxes (overseas). No ‘pagan’ stickers, address labels, or anything else on the box to give away what you bought to prying people! ‘Branding’ isn’t as important to us; people not getting into your business is our priority.
Perthro333 on Ebay BebeTaian on Etsy
Samhain sale starts September 15th! Mark your calendars (but don’t wait- mystery lots are first-come, first-serve on item selection)!

SAMHAIN SALE HAS COME! Sept. 15th-Oct. 15th, get 10% of your purchase price in FREE items! No codes, no waiting, it just automatically comes with your purchase. PLUS until the end of September, get 10% off any of the items in Jewellery + Accessories on my Etsy page! See the shop announcement for details.

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thurisazsalail:

HALLOWEEN IS COMING! Samhain is the new year on the Wiccan cycle, signalling Fall planting season. Be sure to get your supplies early!Even if you’re not specifically celebrating Samhain/Halloween, or any holiday at all really, we have great deals on cone and stick incense, jewellery, candles, and lots of other items!
We ship in plain Priority Mail boxes or in plain envelopes/boxes (overseas). No ‘pagan’ stickers, address labels, or anything else on the box to give away what you bought to prying people! ‘Branding’ isn’t as important to us; people not getting into your business is our priority.
Perthro333 on Ebay BebeTaian on Etsy
Samhain sale starts September 15th! Mark your calendars (but don’t wait- mystery lots are first-come, first-serve on item selection)!

SAMHAIN SALE HAS COME! Sept. 15th-Oct. 15th, get 10% of your purchase price in FREE items! No codes, no waiting, it just automatically comes with your purchase. PLUS until the end of September, get 10% off any of the items in Jewellery + Accessories on my Etsy page! See the shop announcement for details.

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thurisazsalail:

HALLOWEEN IS COMING! Samhain is the new year on the Wiccan cycle, signalling Fall planting season. Be sure to get your supplies early!Even if you’re not specifically celebrating Samhain/Halloween, or any holiday at all really, we have great deals on cone and stick incense, jewellery, candles, and lots of other items!
We ship in plain Priority Mail boxes or in plain envelopes/boxes (overseas). No ‘pagan’ stickers, address labels, or anything else on the box to give away what you bought to prying people! ‘Branding’ isn’t as important to us; people not getting into your business is our priority.
Perthro333 on Ebay BebeTaian on Etsy
Samhain sale starts September 15th! Mark your calendars (but don’t wait- mystery lots are first-come, first-serve on item selection)!

SAMHAIN SALE HAS COME! Sept. 15th-Oct. 15th, get 10% of your purchase price in FREE items! No codes, no waiting, it just automatically comes with your purchase. PLUS until the end of September, get 10% off any of the items in Jewellery + Accessories on my Etsy page! See the shop announcement for details.

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thurisazsalail:

HALLOWEEN IS COMING! Samhain is the new year on the Wiccan cycle, signalling Fall planting season. Be sure to get your supplies early!

Even if you’re not specifically celebrating Samhain/Halloween, or any holiday at all really, we have great deals on cone and stick incense, jewellery, candles, and lots of other items!

We ship in plain Priority Mail boxes or in plain envelopes/boxes (overseas). No ‘pagan’ stickers, address labels, or anything else on the box to give away what you bought to prying people! ‘Branding’ isn’t as important to us; people not getting into your business is our priority.

Perthro333 on Ebay
BebeTaian on Etsy

Samhain sale starts September 15th! Mark your calendars (but don’t wait- mystery lots are first-come, first-serve on item selection)!

SAMHAIN SALE HAS COME! Sept. 15th-Oct. 15th, get 10% of your purchase price in FREE items! No codes, no waiting, it just automatically comes with your purchase. PLUS until the end of September, get 10% off any of the items in Jewellery + Accessories on my Etsy page! See the shop announcement for details.

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arijandro:

cool au where ur abuser is the one who experiences all the nightmares & flashbacks & dread they put you through, but they experience it exactly as you would so they become terrified of themselves in the mirror, of themselves in the sound of their own name, and deteriorate and turn into dust maybe

Now THAT’s a great novel to read.

bebetaian:

angrygirlcomics:

thewitchesofmisspelled:

hellboundwitch:

MisSpelled is the tale of five very different young women who must learn to work together after they mysteriously acquire magical powers.

The girls will have to save themselves and each other from their own magical mistakes. A dark comedy with lives on the line, MisSpelled is a thrilling and comical journey for five young women who aren’t necessarily down for the ride. With a new dark presence growing in power, will they be able to save themselves from impending doom? They don’t know, but they can google it.

An exciting adventure with mystery, murder and magic! MisSpelled is not your typical witch show. With a diverse cast, comedy and thrilling twists — MisSpelled is something you need to see to believe. 

Y’all. Remember how excited we were about MisSpelled? “A new show about witches? Witches of colour, even?? And it’s not even my birthday, or Halloween!!”

Well, they’ve posted everything they’ve got to youtube — a promologue, and four episodes — and now they’re running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the rest of the series. If it’s not successful, then we don’t get any more of the show. Which would suck.

I am asking you guys — begging you, even — to go support the Kickstarter if you can. If every one of my followers pledged $20, then they’d be funded immediately. But even if you can only spare $5, that still gets you thanks on the website and a download of the music from the show!

There are several $12 Charm Bag Tiers, each based around a different character. The charm bags include a tarot card with the character on it (you can see an in-progress sketch of some of the art for the cards in the photoset), a bloodstone, a spell written by the character, and some charms.

And for $20, you can pick a charm bag, get thanked on the site, download the music and the first season after its finale.

Even if you can’t pledge, signal boost this. Go watch the show on youtube. Tell everyone! We have 19 days and counting to make this a success.

Fly my pretties~

hellboundwitch = queen.

MAKE THIS AWESOME WOC WITCH SHOW A FULLY REALIZED THING Y’ALL IM BEGGING YOU

This is relevant to my interests. DO EEEEET

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All jewellery + accessories ON SALE until the end of September! Get 10% off when using code PERTHRO in message to seller! Since Etsy doesn’t allow me to use coupon codes for only one section, discount is given via refund within 48 hours of purchase. When ordering anything which exceeds $5 or more in shipping within the US, I can upgrade you to Priority Mail! That means you get your new items even faster!

PLUS! All pagan supplies go on sale in two days! <3 See you then!

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All jewellery + accessories ON SALE until the end of September! Get 10% off when using code PERTHRO in message to seller! Since Etsy doesn’t allow me to use coupon codes for only one section, discount is given via refund within 48 hours of purchase. When ordering anything which exceeds $5 or more in shipping within the US, I can upgrade you to Priority Mail! That means you get your new items even faster!

PLUS! All pagan supplies go on sale in two days! <3 See you then!

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All jewellery + accessories ON SALE until the end of September! Get 10% off when using code PERTHRO in message to seller! Since Etsy doesn’t allow me to use coupon codes for only one section, discount is given via refund within 48 hours of purchase. When ordering anything which exceeds $5 or more in shipping within the US, I can upgrade you to Priority Mail! That means you get your new items even faster!

PLUS! All pagan supplies go on sale in two days! <3 See you then!

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All jewellery + accessories ON SALE until the end of September! Get 10% off when using code PERTHRO in message to seller! Since Etsy doesn’t allow me to use coupon codes for only one section, discount is given via refund within 48 hours of purchase. When ordering anything which exceeds $5 or more in shipping within the US, I can upgrade you to Priority Mail! That means you get your new items even faster!

PLUS! All pagan supplies go on sale in two days! <3 See you then!

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All jewellery + accessories ON SALE until the end of September! Get 10% off when using code PERTHRO in message to seller! Since Etsy doesn’t allow me to use coupon codes for only one section, discount is given via refund within 48 hours of purchase. When ordering anything which exceeds $5 or more in shipping within the US, I can upgrade you to Priority Mail! That means you get your new items even faster!

PLUS! All pagan supplies go on sale in two days! <3 See you then!

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All jewellery + accessories ON SALE until the end of September! Get 10% off when using code PERTHRO in message to seller! Since Etsy doesn’t allow me to use coupon codes for only one section, discount is given via refund within 48 hours of purchase. When ordering anything which exceeds $5 or more in shipping within the US, I can upgrade you to Priority Mail! That means you get your new items even faster!

PLUS! All pagan supplies go on sale in two days! <3 See you then!

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All jewellery + accessories ON SALE until the end of September! Get 10% off when using code PERTHRO in message to seller! Since Etsy doesn’t allow me to use coupon codes for only one section, discount is given via refund within 48 hours of purchase. When ordering anything which exceeds $5 or more in shipping within the US, I can upgrade you to Priority Mail! That means you get your new items even faster!

PLUS! All pagan supplies go on sale in two days! <3 See you then!

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All jewellery + accessories ON SALE until the end of September! Get 10% off when using code PERTHRO in message to seller! Since Etsy doesn’t allow me to use coupon codes for only one section, discount is given via refund within 48 hours of purchase. When ordering anything which exceeds $5 or more in shipping within the US, I can upgrade you to Priority Mail! That means you get your new items even faster!

PLUS! All pagan supplies go on sale in two days! <3 See you then!

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All jewellery + accessories ON SALE until the end of September! Get 10% off when using code PERTHRO in message to seller! Since Etsy doesn’t allow me to use coupon codes for only one section, discount is given via refund within 48 hours of purchase. When ordering anything which exceeds $5 or more in shipping within the US, I can upgrade you to Priority Mail! That means you get your new items even faster!

PLUS! All pagan supplies go on sale in two days! <3 See you then!

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All jewellery + accessories ON SALE until the end of September! Get 10% off when using code PERTHRO in message to seller! Since Etsy doesn’t allow me to use coupon codes for only one section, discount is given via refund within 48 hours of purchase. When ordering anything which exceeds $5 or more in shipping within the US, I can upgrade you to Priority Mail! That means you get your new items even faster!

PLUS! All pagan supplies go on sale in two days! <3 See you then!

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Dude, have you actually read the Bible? It makes 50 Shades look tame (and also, consensual and a totally safe type of relationship). Adam and Eve, only two people on earth, fuck and have two kids… who later produce more kids. Huh? Either there are sisters that don’t get mentioned, or there’s a lot of mother/son incest going on (as opposed to sister/brother incest). There are instructions on the rules of selling female children as sex slaves. Guys whose wives are turned to salt (marrying a guy? UGH NO marrying a condiment? SURE TOTALLY WHY NOT). Guys who throw their daughters to groups of men so long as the mob leaves him alone. A king who fucked just about everyone (a thousand wives and concubines)- mass orgy, anyone? Seriously, this is like, the least-friendly children’s book ever written.

(Source: skyphoi)

fullten:

When little black girls, especially little black dark skin girls, enter this world it is very clear, the rules are made very aware, who is beautiful, and valued, and who is not. Simply because we are black, simply because we are not white, we are deemed inferior, unintelligent, and ugly. 

You would rather paint your white women brown, then dare allow a black woman exist and be deemed as beautiful. It is not our place to be called beautiful unless there is a catch, unless there is an asterisk. “You’re pretty!*” 

*for a black girl 

You will spend money tanning, but call black women monkeys and ‘dirty’, our hair styles are ghetto, till your magazine has a step by step tutorial on how to achieve the same look, so it’s not ghetto, it’s just ghetto on us. It ‘works’ on you. 

We are taught certain rules when we are young, ‘You look so much prettier with straight hair!’ ‘Oh, thank god she light skin,’ ‘Don’t stay out in the sun you’ll look burnt,’ ‘Yeah but that hair isn’t professional-‘ 

We are taught to hide, to assimilate, to be close to whiteness because whiteness is acceptable and we are not. We get these rules as children. So to grow up, learning and adapting to these rules, and then seeing white people praised for stealing our culture, our dress,

if a photo of us dressed like that appeared on the news, people would say any injustice we faced, was deserved, ‘look at them, dressed like that.’

But you can wear it, freely, without judgement, without risk. No one would say you deserved to die. No one would give your killer half of a million dollars, as basically a congratulations, a pat on the back, for murdering you. 

Just our natural being is a threat to you, we are born villains to you. We possess this great threat, but at the same time, you look down on us, expect us to be stupid, low class, dirty… we are not on your level, you still see us as your servants in your culture, but pretend to be the gods in ours. 

It’s confusing. It’s confusing to be a black woman, to be made a joke, and all the punch lines, our hair, skin tone, lips, body… you try to imitate, but it’s not that, it isn’t, it’s our very existence that’s a joke to you. And if you are white, and reading this, and offended, 

Fuck you. 

Fuck you, fuck your whole ancestry line, and fuck your future generations. 

top image from here 

pardonmybloomers:

dark-mori:

shortcuttothestars:

fineandfancyfree:

shortcuttothestars:

Cold and rainy day by shortcuttothestars

Ponchos are the bomb <3

You can’t carry a cast iron pot around with you what

.. Do you think I am suggesting carrying lit candles around with you as well? x)
I am just sort of making a scenery, like adding a background picture or so, isn’t that obvious??

looks like a super comfy outfit :)

you can totally carry both of those things around if you believe in yoursef

similar story: my dad once got half off an ice bucket at a thrift store because they were running a sale on purses and my dad had it on his arm and joked it was an accessory. anything can be an accessory if you put your mind to it

Link can carry a lamp, three different swords, a slingshot, a bow + quiver of arrows, magic potion, health potion, three sets of chain mail, iron grip gloves, the Staff of Somora, flippers, the Moon Pearl, and a bajillion other things. YOU WILL FIND A WAY TO CARRY A POT, SOME CANDLES, AND A BOOK.

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