Wow. I don't think I've ever had anything I've written so thoroughly misunderstood.
If you had bothered to read my earlier posts, you'd find that I do tip. However, I would prefer that they be paid a decent wage for a days work. Yes, they sit around between runs.
In colloquial English, "you" can be used as an indefinite pronoun. In the future I'll use "one" for clarity.
Also, the entire point of my little rant was that drivers are *extremely* busy, all the time, and that very little of the job is the actual driving.
Why is it "okay" for them to provide poor service, if they don't think they'll get a good tip?
I provide non-tipping customers with poor service whenever possible for the simple reason that I LOSE MONEY delivering to them. If there's something I can do that may cause them not to order again, it's in my own interest to do it. Frankly, I don't care if anyone else thinks that's "okay" or not. This isn't a hobby; it's my job. I do it for the money.
I'll bet you take breaks quite often to post here. Maybe you should be tipped for only the time you work.
Tell you what. If you ever see me post between 5 PM and midnight, Thursday through Sunday, I will give you unlimited license to berate me about not doing my job. It's 10:45 on a Thursday morning - since you're posting, may I assume you also work nights?
Better get yourself a soapbox.
I think you may need to look up what that expression means. I was on a soapbox. Then I got off of it. Now I'm on a different soapbox: the one I use to defend myself against ad hominem attacks on the Internet, apparently.