Wrong. Off the boat Italians who have lived here for a while love to show off their money by picking up the tab at restaurants and overtipping the waiters. We have to out do the other Italians and show that we have more money than they do.
Mexican's are big tippers? Don't say that around my daughter that waitresses/bartends while going to college.
In my experience (which was over 12 years) Mexicans were poor tippers (but not complainers), blacks were typically bad unless you ran into a guy that was throwing money around to look cool (which was a rarity)...and its true about the complaining with black people, it seemed like they were disappointed when they couldn't find anything to bitch about.
Off the boat Chinks will haggle with you for hours, but at least they do it with a smile on their face.
...late 70s i use to buy and sell at flea markets. no matter what price you had on an item the vietnamise would always respond with half of asking price for their offer. they folded fairly easily but it seems they thought if you dont ask you dont get which is sometimes true.
My dad will fold and re-use paper towels if they aren't too messed up. As kids, we got sleeping bags for Christmas that he got at Sears for cheap because they had gotten wet (this is the days before materials that could handle that), and they stank to high heaven. Once, when I was in my 30's, he tried to give me and my wife a jlarge bag full of ketchup packets he'd "saved" from fast food places. Hundreds of them. My wife was like "WTF?" He would eat cans of soup that had expired five years earlier rather than throw them out. A few years back we did some work at his home. He gave me an old 19" tube TV worth about $5 (with no remote) as payment.
Meanwhile, his next door neighbors are 1) a former 70's pop star, 2) a man who sits on the board of UPS, and 3) T-Pain. That's how cheap he is.
He tips 10%, I have had to "fix" his tips more than once.
A group a women are worse tippers than a group of men. If there is somebody in a bunch of chicks that used to wait tables, you may stand a chance. Otherwise, forget it. Blaeks are such bad tippers, it's regodammdiculous. The blaek servers I used to work with would scream the loudest when they were sat with a table of "brothers and sisters." Ponderous, man.