Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
In the olden days, waitresses got less than minimum and earned the rest in tips. It created a moral obligation to tip: if you can’t afford the tip, you can’t afford the meal, you owe her a tip as part of her wages.
Now that waitresses make $9.00 hourly, they don’t need to rely on tips to supplement wages. They can quit trying so hard and I don’t need to feel guilty about not tipping, right?
Oh, why not? Every other consequence of political manipulation of wages is unintended; why should quality of service be any different?