The tipping culture needs to change. It has become unacceptable to not leave a tip, or leave less that 12-15% - even if the service wasn't good. We have laws that oblige employers to pay their employees (i.e. waiters), so the tips are normally extra income anyway. When you order food - most places here make you pay for delivery. And still, you're expected to tip the delivery guy on top of that. If I'm on my own, that could mean a good 20% extra on my one meal. It's even worse in the States, from my experience. You even tip taxi drivers, whose only job is to drive you around - and there's a meter for that. What's it like where you're at and what do you think about it?