Campaign slogan: will work for tips
Not content to stiff wine lovers who'd like to order vino legally from out-of-state vineyards, Maryland lawmakers are considering ways to stiff waiters.
A bill before the General Assembly would outlaw the automatic tip that some restaurants tack onto the tab, at least for parties smaller than 10, the Baltimore Business Journal reports today.
Del. Cheryl Glenn, a Baltimore City Democrat, "decided to sponsor the bill after several meals in which the service wasn’t up to par and the restaurant tacked on a tip, anyway," the BBJ reports.
“I think it’s a consumer protection issue,” she told the paper.
I can't say I'd miss the automatic tip if it went away. But I'm wondering if our elected leaders would be willing to work for tips. If their service is good, they'd have nothing to worry about.
Sun photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor