It's hard to know where to stand in this grand tipping debate that seems to be sweeping the country. We've opined in favor of tipping, and vehemently against it, and every which way (but loose... change). But to provide some humorous, historical context for the entire ordeal, we turn -- of course -- to CollegeHumor, whose latest video in the "Adam Ruins Everything" series examines just why tipping became a part of the American lifestyle in the first place, and how toxic it is to everyone involved. SPOILER: the answer involves a lot of bribery.
Adam Lapetina is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and hopes he doesn't ruin everything like this other Adam does. Read his musings at @adamlapetina.