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Old 04-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #1701
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I agree with you but......


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And we dont bring new customers with great frequency. LOL.
We do, you just don't show up every week...

and tip over 30%. I'd be willing to bet that ONE of my work functions of 15-20 people produces more tips than our thursday meets do in at least 3 months.

I don't know do you see how much Matt drops there every week? And you mean you don't tip Lee and Matt well? I always tip 25%, I guess you don't tip for a glass of water

The other way us sitting on the patio but ordering from the bar is not cool is because the servers lose that table.
Now heres the rub, I do agree with this new policy a bit, BUT, for 2 years they had ZERO issue with us doing that.... So now it's an issue for them but the last 2 YEARS it was OK.....

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Please don't fart on the hostess when we are inside, though!
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #1702
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Now heres the rub, I do agree with this new policy a bit, BUT, for 2 years they had ZERO issue with us doing that.... So now it's an issue for them but the last 2 YEARS it was OK.....
Eah, if they're trying to capitalize on a good thing, I won't blame them... Not a ton of bars with patios with that view in the area.

We'll wait it out for now, and see what happens when it gets too hot for the business types to sit outside
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:09 PM   #1703
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I'll be sitting where the tequila is
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:51 PM   #1704
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I might even make it this time! But who knows. I still gotta hit the gym and I'm feelin pretty grumpy gills.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:52 PM   #1705
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Eah, if they're trying to capitalize on a good thing, I won't blame them... Not a ton of bars with patios with that view in the area.

We'll wait it out for now, and see what happens when it gets too hot for the business types to sit outside
Don't get me wrong, I get it...I agree with you. But this is someones agenda.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:58 PM   #1706
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Sucks to suck. If there's open space, I say we take it. If not, mercilessly beat people away with soup spoons until there's a table open.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:49 AM   #1707
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NEU:

No offense, but we really don't bring new customers with great frequency. What? One or two new people a week (and that doesn't happen every week, you and I have both been there when it's the same 5-6 people; especially this winter) and then they don't show up ever again. Like I said earlier, new people or not new people, we usually get anywhere from 4-10 people. Stating we bring new people every week, with great frequency, makes it sound like without our business, Clyde's would not survive. It also makes it sounds like we are infinitely increasing their customer base, which we are not (I'll say it again, our group has not grown in size at all). We have maintained the same average # of people the entire year I've been attending these. It's only on Thursdays as well. That is not frequency. Frequent are the regulars that come 3-5 times a week, every week.

And regarding tips, I do tip them well. Over 40% actually. Why? Because $5 on a $12 meal (thats 40% tip) is still just $5. If I only drink water I'll toss them $2.

I've never seen the $ amount Matt tips, but I'll put it in perspective. I was next to the person who payed for the bill a few months ago when I was out with SAIC. Our total was a little over $1300 (And this is just my hall/ group of people, I'm sure other people at SAIC, Booz Allen, etc hold company functions here). We had appetizers, dinner, drinks, and dessert. She tipped an even 30%. You do the math. That was a group of maybe 17-18 people (and we didn't even "ball out", I've been to ones where people get hammered too and as you know, drinks aren't cheap). I'm not trying to belittle or down anyone in our car group; the point I'm trying to make is we are a very,very small drop in their tip pool (because the bartenders and servers get less than $3 an hour so they live off of tips alone basically) and everyone in this thread acts like we run the place. Outside of a handful of us, no one really eats and no one gets wasted so we aren't spending that much there (meaning comparatively, we aren't tipping a huge amount $ wise).

I'm not saying we need to tip more, I'm saying we need to realize we don't run ****. The "F them, we keep them in business!" attitude being displayed by some people in this is retarded and personally stings me, because I work in the industry. I also know for a fact (and it's being shown by everyone's responses) that they don't even understand the industry/ how things work. You think 25-30% is a good tip? It's alright. We have regulars (as does every bar) that will tip anywere from 50-100% every time they come (and they aren't just buying one beer). And they are real regulars that come 3-5 times a week, not once a week people, like us. THOSE are the people that the staff rely on and treat well. NOT a group of people that come in for (usually) just a few drinks each and tip anywhere from 10-30% once a week.

That is all. End rant.

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Old 04-26-2013, 04:03 PM   #1708
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We have regulars (as does every bar) that will tip anywere from 50-100% every time they come (and they aren't just buying one beer). And they are real regulars that come 3-5 times a week
Damn. Called me out!

Yeah, I think last night was the perfect solution. We wait a little while, we drink, I make a reservation for the patio for AFTER peak hours... Everyone's happy.

Those who want food, order from the server. Those who are just drinking... Keep ordering from the bar.

Simple. Done. Nobody needs to pull out their pitch forks over Clyde's.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:29 PM   #1709
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The only problem with last night was our poor server, desperate to give someone a drink. I had to hook him up
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:42 PM   #1710
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Damn. Called me out!

Yeah, I think last night was the perfect solution. We wait a little while, we drink, I make a reservation for the patio for AFTER peak hours... Everyone's happy.

Those who want food, order from the server. Those who are just drinking... Keep ordering from the bar.

Simple. Done. Nobody needs to pull out their pitch forks over Clyde's.

Haha, no man, I don't mean to call anyone out. You know that. My only gripe was people who had an "elitist" view on things and their misunderstanding of the industry.

Someone mentioned if we cant sit on the patio and order from the bar then we just wont go to Clyde's any more. LOL. Really? How old are we?

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Old 04-26-2013, 04:44 PM   #1711
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I should've said "caught me" didn't mean to sound offended!

I usually tip somewhere in the window of 100%. It's kind of the way we've worked it out.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:19 PM   #1712
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Bump for Matt thinking I showed.

I'll make it out there soon I hope.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:59 PM   #1713
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Nice meeting all of you guys, will definitely be back for a fat boy/subie porn... assuming the parking doesn't confuse me again.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:31 AM   #1714
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I should've said "caught me" didn't mean to sound offended!

I usually tip somewhere in the window of 100%. It's kind of the way we've worked it out.
Ahhh, gotchya. Yeah, thats kind of the unspoken rule when you're getting "hooked up". Glad to see some people still have class. Although, I've always known you've had class after you took my mom out for a nice steak dinner and then rubbed it in my face.
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Ahhh, gotchya. Yeah, thats kind of the unspoken rule when you're getting "hooked up". Glad to see some people still have class. Although, I've always known you've had class after you took my mom out for a nice steak dinner and then rubbed it in my face.
Classy?


You mean gassy.


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Old 05-01-2013, 02:49 PM   #1716
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Ok you donkeys... I just created my Spartan Race Team (Real Spartans Use Trojans); it's an 8 mile obstacle course in Leesburg, VA on Aug 24th at 9am.

Want a challenge? Join my team.

http://share.spartanrace.com/x/KlM6Q

If you don't feel like participating but would like to take pictures... feel free to sign up as a spectator ($20). You can document a bunch of Subaru owners crawling and jumping in the mud, haha.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:54 PM   #1717
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Ok you donkeys... I just created my Spartan Race Team (Real Spartans Use Trojans); it's an 8 mile obstacle course in Leesburg, VA on Aug 24th at 9am.

Want a challenge? Join my team.

http://share.spartanrace.com/x/KlM6Q

If you don't feel like participating but would like to take pictures... feel free to sign up as a spectator ($20). You can document a bunch of Subaru owners crawling and jumping in the mud, haha.
**** yea!

I'm actually walking to the gym right now so this will be my motivation today
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:30 PM   #1718
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Hey sO I don't feel like reading the last 2 pages of posts as to what happened last meet buuuut...
Tomorrow still a go? I'll be there!
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:32 AM   #1719
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I'll try to get there too if work doesn't keep me too late
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Hey sO I don't feel like reading the last 2 pages of posts as to what happened last meet buuuut...
Tomorrow still a go? I'll be there!
Yes, its a go every Thursday. Come on downnnnnnn.
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I miiiiiiiiiiiight end up stuck at work for an extended period.

We just opened up a number of new stores, simultaneously, and it's unheard of by our software company...

So I'll be scrolling through reports making sure everything actually happened as it was supposed to, trying to get my eyes to stop bleeding.... If I'm done before 8, I'm there.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:46 PM   #1722
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I will be there but definitely late.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:20 PM   #1723
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I will be there but definitely late.
You never told me what your plans for the upgraded turbo were. Is it a 20g or what? How much power are you looking to make at what boost levels?
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:53 PM   #1724
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I will be there but definitely late.
Pardon my noob but what is late? I work until 8 tonight, and I assumed I'd be too late.
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Busy the next two Thursdays.

Rico, keep the trainig going
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