Modern Living: Tipper's Revenge

The soup arrives lukewarm, dessert does not arrive at all, and the bill bears little relation to what was ordered. Even so, the restaurant patron is likely to add 15% to the check for the waiter or waitress, then go home grumbling about the injustices of tipping. For the dissatisfied diner who is too timid to complain aloud, there is a palatable remedy: a union of restaurant victims called Tippers International.

Founded two years ago by John Schein, a traveling nuts-and-bolts salesman from Oshkosh, Wis., Tippers International now claims 2,700 members in the...

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