The NY Daily News gave Miley Cyrus a hard time today when they reported that she stiffed a Burbank Outback Steakhouse on the tip for a $70 check. The thing is Miley didn't eat inside the restaurant. She got it to go. As you know, I am a big fan of tipping. This however is one of those situations that is really, really fuzzy. As much as I love tipping I rarely participate in the whole tip jar thing at Starbucks or the liquor store or the gas station. Yes, everyone has them now.
The fuzzy thing about take out orders is that often, a waiter or waitress is assigned the task of taking the phone order and making sure it is ready and isn't actually waiting on tables and thus not earning tips. So, if I see that is happening I will tip. What about when you are not sure who helped because you got there when the food was ready? Your only contact was with a cashier. Do you tip them? Like I said the whole thing is fuzzy. Do you tip on takeout? I'm not going to blame or judge Miley for not tipping on takeout.