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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Buddha Bless You

No, I am not a Buddhist, I am not even sure if these statues are Buddha hehehe.  I just remember the "Buddha Bless you" phrase that a former colleague that I knew of  sees a buddha statue.  These photos were taken in Orlando Florida during our vacation last year.   The statue is so  big compared to Mr. Burrito.
My family and our family friend went to this Chinese restaurant.  This was my first time eating at a restaurant where there is a mandatory 15% gratuity fee hehehe.
Oh well, that's the price you pay when you go for vacation.
Anyhow, this  banana  display is cute.  I also love the lobster holding the wine glass and carrying  the  bottle of wine on his back.
What do you think about  the mandatory gratuity fee?  Is it fair to the costumer?  Won't tip should be given  voluntarily?

16 travelers' comments:

Dhemz said...

hahhaha...what a crazy experience! talagang mandatory...oks lang masarap din naman yung pagkain nila...lol!

Roger Owen Green said...

in the lap of Buddha!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

I dislike mandatory tipping. Tips should be for good service not just because they can. Sometimes I think the server actually looses.

lotusleaf said...

I have noticed that mandatory tip in France too.

Wanda said...

If tips, are for service rendered...then I think they would get more, if they are really doing a good job. I was a waitress in college and I love to give a large tip when it's service over and above.

Jama said...

the mandatory tipping is the norm here, it's called service charge, at 10% plus additional 10% government tax.

Paula Scott said...

Strange that they would do that-perhaps because too many times patrons tip less than that and the wait staff gets taxed on the gross sales of their section that they work and if they don't get tipped accordingly, they pay that tax out of the hourly wage. But, then, there is no leeway for when the service is not deserving. If it weren't, I'd call the manager over and let them know that it isn't and to remove the 15%.

Hazel said...

Hahah banana moi! Buddha did dwarf Mr Burrito. At mukhang mahilig sa wine ang lobster na yan a :D

Carver said...

Great shots and post for B day. I actually think mandatory gratuities are a good idea because sometimes people don't tip even if they get good service. I'd actually prefer that service staff be paid a good income by the restaurant and have a policy of no tipping. That way it would be up to the management to make sure their staff did a good job. They would have to raise their prices to do it that way but that's what I would prefer. But until that happens, staff in most places are not paid an adequate income and rely on tips for the majority of their income. It's totally unfair when some people don't tip even if they have good service. For that reason until the system changes, I like the idea of mandatory gratuities. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Leovi said...

Delicious pictures, I like the Buddha. Greetings.

Joy said...

Good to see the Buddha is taking care of Mr Burrito:-) I always wonder whose pocket the mandatory tip goes in, the person whose given the service or the business.

chubskulit said...

I often wonder about that too, Joy! does the mandatory tip really goes to the servers or it goes to the business?

Meoww said...

Really funny lobster carrying a bottle on the back!

I second Carver's idea. Let there be no tipping policy. I know we are going to be charged more, but takes the trouble out of tipping...

Thanks for your comment! Really appreciate it.

Reader Wil said...

I always give tips when the waiter or waitress is polite, kind and helpful.
Wil, ABC Team.

bluegrassnotes said...

Nice photos.

magiceye said...

Beautiful images!

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