Really bad about tagging triggers because I’m not sure what the proper format is tbh.
That the connotations are classicist isn’t what’s being misconstrued because how is that different than saying “if you don’t want to live on tips go to college and get a degree?” It isn’t. Its a statement that shifts the burden of an unethical system.
Because in your example, it’s people from a higher class attempting to justify the exploitation of people in a lower class. For the “don’t eat out if you can’t tip” statement, it’s lower class people advocating against their exploitation.
Like, you were literally on this “cut the check” stuff three weeks ago. This is no different. It’s a group of laborers saying “if you cant pay us, don’t make us work for you.”
Notice how no one’s saying it’s ethical to run out on your tab at a restaurant? But people are saying it’s ethical to not tip?
So basically, you’d still pay the restaurant owners, but when it comes to the people serving your food, suddenly, that’s too much to ask!
But yet they keep saying “your gripe is with the businesses/system,” then why are you happy to give your money to the business, but not the worker?
I have waited tables. I’ve worked in bars. You know who tips well? The working poor, the lower middle class, and people who work or have worked in service industries. You know who tips shitty or not at all? Rich people, upper middle class people, and privileged fuckers who use their “moral opposition” to tipping to be cheap assholes.