QUOTE(bobrob @ Jun 21 2004, 11:47 PM)That and I tip when I call in carry out from restaurants such as Elias brothers or Denny's when I go in to pick it up...
No way! I rarely get carry-out, but I would not tip for picking up my own order!
Car wash - I never use the drive through ones, but the times I did, I didn't leave a tip. Maybe if I was a regular, and I knew the leel of service would be reflective on my tip, I might.
Ice-cream shop or coffee shop, rarely tip. Not unless I'm asking for something super specific, and I don't. All they do is their job. They scoop the ice cream, and play cashier.
Waiters and waitresses on the other hand, are on your beck and call. They take your order, bring your food out while it's still hot, top off your drinks, etc., etc.. Sure it's "their job" -- but they can go out of their way to make you feel like royalty, or they can do it half-assed. That's what the tip should reflect.
Also, I don't have a problem with suggested tip rates, but including gratuity (ususally for larger parties) is wrong, IMHO!