The all too typical situation was buying a beer at the bar. This assumes, of course, that guy didn’t already clandestinely take his well-deserved “tip” out of your twenty or ten already.
Bryan “here” (handing over cash for a possibly watered-down beer)
Barkeep “$6…gee…thanks *heavily laced with sarcasm*
(The above happened at The Duke a few nights ago)
Bryan “Well, you know I was going to put a dollar down on the table… but I think I’ll keep that for myself now”. (what I should have said)
Like I’ve said before…just chuck a 20% service charge on everything. It’s just better for everyone.