When I get bored, I start thinking weird thoughts.
Like, “what if, instead of classic inspirational quotes, Zen Pencils made dynamic comics around dril tweets?”
Original comics/art by Gavin Aung Than
Words by dril
probably my favorite running joke on seinfeld
someone reblogged this from me and reminded me of its existence so here it is again!
a couple pre-bedtime sketches
I enjoyed true detective a lot! I binge-watched it a few weeks ago and haven’t stopped thinking about it. I think it’s a little too heavy for me to rewatch immediately, but I will someday!
I’m glad matthew mcconaughey is becoming a Thing
Oh, Elsa. What are we going to do with you.
Frozen is purportedly set in the 1830’s-40’s, but I’ve been obsessed with finding a style that could marry her coronation gown with her ice gown more seamlessly; the open robes you see during the Regency era, including those being worn by Scandinavian royalty at the time, seemed a particularly apt analog for her… weird underarm-cape. Thing. You also see her mom wearing something very similar for something like ten years, so it’s not a huge stretch to think it could be a popular look in Arendelle. THAT’S MY EXCUSE.
I initially designed this for her coronation, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to explore how that same silhouette might work with her ice gown as well. Someday, theoretically, I would love to do a more literally iced-up version of her gown, but I figured the alternate colour way would be a nice middle ground to strike.
Ok so i gotta few questions about tipping & i know im probably gonna come off as selfish or rude but can you still answer bc i honestly dont know? Why should i tip if the service is bad? The low salary of waiters is bad, but why is the responsibility of getting them to minimum wage put on the customers and not the owners of the businesses? Why is no one upset that states allow waiter salary to be so low, instead of being upset at people who dont leave large tips for mediocre service
you’re not being rude! it’s okay to wonder where your money is going/what you’re paying for, especially if you’ve never experienced a tipped wage - the reasoning behind it can be mysterious if you’re not on the inside.
to answer your first question: you should tip because it is how servers make their income, and because they performed a service for you, period. you can tip less if service truly was terrible, for sure, but if you choose to tip according to poor service it is helpful if you let a manager know what a server did wrong, so that they will know for the future - a bad tip doesn’t always spell it out for the server. I’ve gotten really bad tips before, and it’s upsetting because they never tell me what I did wrong - I’m left thinking they did it because they were an asshole (and that is probably why, in a lot of cases, but not all) because I have no reason way of knowing what I could have done to offend them.
you should not leave zero for poor service because, even if it was poor, it was still service. if you find a bad movie in a store, you don’t get to steal it. you can maybe pull a used copy from the discount bin and get it for less, but you shouldn’t take it altogether. when you tip, you are paying for someone’s time and attention. it’s not fair to steal this from someone else.
I work in an office during the weekdays, and I will make a mistake every now and then, because I’m human. the difference is that I’m not docked pay when I make a mistake at this job - I’m just asked to do better next time. it’s okay to notice when a server makes a mistake, and if they’re continuous mistakes, it’s okay to adjust your tip a little bit. however if you want the freedom to make your own mistakes where you work, you must respect others enough to give them the same freedom.
as for the the responsibility aspect, there are many people who believe the tipped minimum wage should be higher. however wanting a law to pass does not mean it will pass - this is just the way things are right now and everyone has to play along.
restaurant have some of the lowest profit margins in business, which is why tips have become such a major part of servers’ incomes. even though we only get $2.63 an hour, my boss has to keep an eye on the labor clock and send people home whenever the labor percentage gets too high. on a slow night, labor percentage (the amount hourly employees are earning simply by being there divided by the total amount of sales) can be as high as 35%. 16% is ideal for a restaurant.
if a restaurant were to start paying a higher minimum wage to its servers, they could either keep the prices the same and go out of business, or they’d have to raise the menu prices all across the board by 25 - 30%. would you rather buy $50 worth of food and leave $10 extra for the server, or pay a flat $65 for the entire night? tips are expensive, but they also keep menu prices lower than they would be otherwise.
I hope this answered your questions!