I have experienced all of the above mentioned crap that any kind of servers dish out - and expect a tip. Just expect the foreign servers to try and screw you on your change - even at the highest-end places. A-holes!!! I see chitty servers ***** all the time. They suk at their job and expect lots of money in return. These morons make more cash than well educated people and they still treat folks like chit. Everyone who serves me knows I tip very, very well. I avoid the jerks and walk away from the bar when they approach me. The good ones always have my beer at the bar before I sit down and pour my shots three times the average size. All of you guys made very good and valid points. The whole tipping thing in America is way, way out of control! If you are tipped a quarter, you deserve a quarter!!!! We owned a banquet center / restaurant / bar at one point. The scum bastards stole everything that they could get their hands on - even bolted down chit! You will get no sympathy from me.