I am what some people would call a movie fanatic. In fact, since 10th grade I’ve kept track of all the movies I’ve watched on my phone. I absolutely love movies. There’s nothing like pushing everything to the side and becoming entranced for a couple hours. But, movies offer us so much more than just great entertainment. I, for one, have learned countless lessons from watching all different types of movies. Not only just regular cliché-type lessons, but also interesting points that, frankly, I would never have even acknowledged. So, I’ve decided to share my favorite “educational” movie scenes.
Quentin Tarantino is famous for his dialogues, and in his first big hit, Reservoir Dogs, the thieves have a great conversation about tipping waitresses. Steve Buscemi (Mr. Pink) argues that waitresses are only doing their job, so why should they be tipped? Unless they are exceptionally deserving of a tip, he won’t do it just because society says he has to. He points out that McDonald’s employees also make minimum wage and serve you food but no one tips them, so why are waitresses special? Sure they do you a service, but there are plenty of other professionals who perform services for minimum wage and don’t receive tips. I, for one, always tip because it just seems like the right thing to do, but now I’m rethinking the whole idea.