Living here is starting to look like a blockbuster awesome decision, despite the winter hellscape that was the past two months, because at least we aren’t assholes:
Speaking of Alaska, when you factor in both categories, the three best states are Alaska, Colorado, and Illinois. As we’ve mentioned, Alaska’s tip % is the highest, and Illinois has the highest statewide percentage of people who tip (61.1%), possibly because they’re scared if they don’t tip, they might be forced to eat more deep-dish pizza. Colorado does well in both categories, and Denver has the highest average tip percentage of any city in America, at 16.8%. It would be simplistic to say that this last fact is because it’s hard to do long division after your eighth bong hit and you tend to err on the side of generosity, but it’s a working theory.
People who don’t tip make me crazy but the people who really make me crazy are the ones that don’t tip and then have a whole sanctimonious speech pre-loaded about WHY they don’t tip. It usually goes something like BLAH BLAH HARD WORK BLAH COFFEE USED TO COST FIVE CENTS BLAH BLAH KIDS TODAY BLAH, and not one of the people making it looks like they’ve ever waited tables even once.