[QUOTE=Soundgod;1088266]Server should have been terminated for her actions regardless of her being “entitled” to the tip. She created a situation that could have very easily gotten way out of hand when it could have been totally avoided. How much was she “stiffed”? Certainly no more than $3 and correct me if I’m wrong, but how can you figure a tip on a $0 bill (children under 3 are not charged).
To the tip itself, it is just wrong to force guests to tip for a person that required no additional service. Up to age 3, they shouldn’t be charging or expecting the tip.[/QUOTE]
Devil’s advocate here - I so TOTALLY didn’t mind getting bumped to the 6 Party tip rule cause like you said it only made the tip $3 to $5 more - if that - than i usually would have paid. Also, my under 3, eating the scraps here and there from all our plates usually made the BIGGEST mess to clean up. So, even though she was not being charged for the meal she was being “served”. Also, like I said, they would bring an extra plate and child’s drink for her. I did not mind at all, but I would have been TOTALLY upset if I was treated this way. I knew going into the first trip that this was the case, but if I had not known and asked the question and gotten this type of repsonse - I don’t know that I would have handled it in any sort of polite way:blush: