FREAK Shots: An Irrational Tip

Here’s some nerd humor. This one comes to us from the Fail Blog; it’s titled “It’s Not That Your Service Was Irrational, Just Your Tip Amount”:

epic win photos - Tipping WIN


That's clever, except the tip amount strikes me as being rather small. I usually tip between 15-20%.


Not just irrational, but only 12% or so assuming the check was about $25 before tax.


Right, Will! There are good reasons for such a tip: Maybe the service was substandard, maybe cash was left, too (by someone who didn't pick up the check), etc. Just go with the humor! Quite clever... -former waiter


26.86 plus pi equals

30.00141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196442881097566593344612847564823378678316527120190914564856692346034861045432664821339360726024914127372458700660631558817488152092096282925409171536436789250360011330530548820466521384146951941511609433057270365759591953092186117381932611793105118548074462379962749567351885752724891227938183011949129833673362440656643086021394946395224737190702179860943702770539217176293176752384674818467669405132000568127145263560827785771342757789609173637178721468440901224953430146549585371050792279689258923542019956112129021960864034418159813629774771309960518707211349999998372978049951059731732816096318595024459455346908302642522308253344685035261931188171010003137838752886587533208381420617177669147303598253490428755468731159562863882353787593751957781857780532171226806613001927876611195909216420198938095257201065485863278865936153381827968230301952035301852968995773622599413891249721775283479131515574857242454150695950829533116861727855889075098381754637464939319255060400927701671139009848824012858361603563707660104710181942955596198946767837449448255379774726847104047534646208046684259069491293313677028989152104752162056966024058038150193511253382430035587640247496473263914199272604269922796782354781636009341721641219924586315030286182974555706749838505494588586926995 etc



No, it equals 30.0015926...


If I was a server I wouldn't care that it's slightly small, it's the idea that is great

Ian M

Yup, I agree. An extra $1 would have put the tip over 15%. The smile this brought to the waiter's face would have been worth far more than $1.00.


So the guy knows about pi but doesn't understand decimal placement?


So, what is the "proper" tip amount? This is an age-old debate.


Small tip...

Platte Boy

Maybe the diner left additional cash as a tip, so as not to ruin the clever joke.


What in the picture suggests a larger tip is warranted?

From the picture it's impossible to tell what the product or service was and what country it's from. Or maybe the service just sucked. That's more than enough of a tip for plenty of things in plenty of places.

Alan T.

Perhaps the service was transcendental.


Probably the service was imaginary.

Enter your name...

HAHA.. Probably an irritated customer who had really bad service..


Should've tipped (e-1)*pi to get around 20%


Simply elegant n creative!


Could have been a buffet. Standard tipping there is 10%


I don't understand why we should tip...

I just don't get it...


You tip for services rendered. Most tipped employees make less than minimum wage without said tip. Im easy to get to tip. Be nice and make sure my drink stays full. 20 percent is usually my minimum if everything is ran right. Ive given as much as a 100 percent. Mainly because the girl was cute and she made me feel good when I was down. And if you have ever worked for tips you would understand.


Then raise their wages and include the cost in the price of the meal. When I was a teen I became a bagboy at one store while a friend became a bagboy at another. My store was quite strict about not allowing tips, he worked for tips only. Not only did I make a lot more money on average (sure, he had some weeks that were better) but that store is out of business and the one I was at is going strong 20 years later, despite being more expensive.


Maybe they just really liked the pie...


in Brazil we tip 10%