Friday, April 17, 2009

T.E.A. Partiers Can Kiss My Ass

The title pretty much sums up my entire feelings about the ridiculous tea parties going on across the nation.  If you wanna complain, don't do it so "symbolically."  Anyway, the other day I went with a coworker to a local restaurant for lunch where this greasy flyer was placed on the table.  Note the "Obama Burger," which costs full price, but the restaurant only serves you half the sandwich and "randomly serves your other sandwich half to someone else."  WTF!  Granted, I currently live in a red state, but do people really do crazy stuff like this??  

Probably not the nicest thing, but when it got time to leave my tip, I paid with my debit card and added the tip of $1.50.  Below the total I wrote, "Your original tip was $3, but I'm giving you half and the rest will be distributed randomly to another person."

I have family who have waited tables for a living, so I know it's not right to take things out on the wait staff, but in this case, somehow I feel justified, and the $1.50 was around the 15% range.  But this is the second time in a few months that I've docked tips because of ignorance and intolerance.  I boycott Pizza Hut now because the last time I ordered delivery from there, I waited way longer than I should have had to for the food to arrive and when it finally did, some 40something grungefest was standing outside the door with my order.  He seemed friendly enough, so I signed the charge slip and added a $4 tip.  

As I'm handing the slip back to the guy, he says "Wow. this is much better than the order I delivered a few floors down from you." I say "Oh yeah?" and Mr. Too Old To Deliver Pizza for a Living says, "Yeah, down there, I rang the bell and this swishy gay guy answered and says "ooh aah you're finally here!" and while saying this he's making girly voices and limp-wristing one of his hands.  

I just look at the guy stone-faced, and say "Oh, let me see what I handed you. I did something wrong."  He gives me the ticket back and I strike through the $4 and put a $1 in it's place.  I hand it to him, take my pizza, and as he's saying "Thanks" (unaware of what I'd done), I slam the door in his face.

Get some couth, people! Seriously.


  1. I doubt your server wrote the menu. And I am just kinda surprised that everyone is as upset about the Tea Party Idea. The basics of this country were formed from the same type of protest. When people feel that they are not getting what they pay for they get upset. Taxation without Representation.

  2. I know my U.S. History, so I'm aware of the origins :). I just think it's a bit ridiculous, and I'm entitled to that view as well, thanks to the Constitution. But I chalk it up to the notion that people would rather sit back and complain than be proactive at anything. Just my $0.02

  3. "Have I told you lately that I love you?" :-)