Should a 25 Percent Tip Become the National Standard?

No! There. That was easy. But the San Jose Mercury News reports on a growing movement among San Francisco restaurant workers to make the addition of a 25 percent gratuity to high-end dining bills mandatory. (What's with San Francisco's obsession with tips legislation? First the circumcision ban, now this.)

Remember when tipping 15 percent on your pre-tax order was considered a "good tip?" And then it inched up to 20 percent? And now it's 20 percent on the post-tax total? Well, I'm sorry that working in the food service industry sucks, but you know what else sucks? The economy! We are the 99 percent! And so we should only have to pay the 15 percent! No one could possibly have any issue with that, right? Great. It's all settled. [mercurynews.com, Photo via Shutterstock]