Did you know that TIP is an acronym standing for To Insure Prompt service? We did receive prompt and excellent service from our Roswell,NM Red Lobster server Ashley O, however the recommended or suggested TIP computations on our ticket were erroneous.
The total check or ticket amount was $52.94. It is relatively common knowledge that 15% is given to wait staff for above average service. The TIP suggestions also included 18% and 20% values.
Also one should not TIP on the tax which was not itemized on the ticket you see below which is too much deception for this consumer of crab and lobster. There was an itemization we could look at, but I still feel the tax amount should appear on the credit card slip one signs.
However, the most offensive part of the TIP computation is 15% of $52.94 is $7.94 which does NOT equal to the suggested amount of $8.91 that you see on the credit card card slip. We walked out without noticing the discrepancy and paid closer to $7.00 for Ashley’s well deserved TIP.
With financial literacy at all time lows in the United States, why should anybody be surprised that overtly deceptive practices like this happen at any place where ignorant American consumers are spending their money? Remember everybody, all phones have calculators these days. Just multiply 0.15 by the non-taxed amount to be confident the establishment is not ripping you off.