When it comes to tipping, the left likely fancies itself the most generous of all the tippers to have ever tipped in the history of tipping. You know, because they love caring. Almost as much as they love eating avocado toast and driving Priuses. But turns out the tipping part is far from true, according to this study. Someone’s got them beat:
A new survey offers a rare look at who the big spenders really are when it comes to leaving gratuities for the wait staff at sit-down restaurants. Topping the list of best tippers:
- Baby boomers.
- Anyone who tips with a credit or debit card.
Those groups all leave a median tip of 20 percent of the total bill when they dine out, making them the best tippers among diners at U.S. restaurants. Women, by contrast, leave a median tip of 16 percent, and the median for Southerners and Democrats is 15 percent.
University experts who study tipping, and alters interviewed by CreditCards.com, say the results ring true. Michael Lynn, a Cornell University professor who studies gratuity practices, says many factors influence tipping habits. But in general, he says, the wealthier you are, the more you tend to plunk down at the end of the night.
Surprise! Men tip the most. Older, conservative, northeastern, credit card carrying men to be exact. Apparently they tend to tip more because they make more money, what with all that job privilege. Sexists. I’m sure liberal women would tip more too if it weren’t for that pesky wage gap.
To be fair, maybe these stingy leftists are simply following the example laid before them by their socialist leader. See IRONY ALERT: Bernie Sanders is One Cheap Tipper! and George W. Bush Tips Young Waitress BIG! Compare With Bernie Sanders. Besides, tipping isn’t explicitly outlined in the socialist guidebook.
Looks like entitled leftists only feel generous when they’re using someone else’s wallet.