They were Asian and left 20%!

Caitlyn Rize,
Ann Arbor, MI.

As a waitress on a college campus, the people I work with constantly stereotype their tables before even walking up to them. Oftentimes the other servers will “give their table away” — meaning they don’t want to serve them — to us other servers who give everyone the chance to tip well. Other times, I’ve had hostesses mouth “sorry” to me as they walked away from the table. Though the stereotype is true at times, I don’t doubt that the same percentage of white people tip below the standard of 20%, though they aren’t constantly judged when they sit down at a table in our restaurant.


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