So there's two newish trends in tipping, or tip expectation, that grind my gears. 1) Tipping before any service than taking your order has been delivered and 2) tipping for service limited to operating a cash register and making a drink or sandwich. Both are becoming increasingly common. These two modes of tipping or tip solicitation violate the spirit and purpose of tipping, which is to incentivize and reward good service. They both strike me as ways for business to exploit customer sympathy/guilt towards service workers to subsidize the business' bottom line. It would be much more honest of the business to simply charge the price they need to charge in order to pay everyone reasonably and earn a profit. Instead, these businesses impose on the customer a thorny dilemma: take a stand against the pervasive spread of inappropriate tipping or feel like a wealthy and nice person in the eyes of the cashier. How do you all deal with this major problem?