RE: The unusual world of tipping.
Coming from South Africa and having worked in the restaurant industry there I came to hate people who didn't tip. Most restaurants in South Africa don't pay wages not even a basic minimum wage and they almost always used the tips that waitstaff get as an excuse not to pay a wage. Everyone I worked with back then did their best to make money for the restaurant but a lot of the time it was in vein. It's all really sad.