Question. How many times have you used your credit card? It doesn't look new to me. The stripe and your signature is faded. SO why the fuck would you take the MERCHANT COPY? Do you not understand by now that the merchant copy is the one you sign and leave for the server? Do you not also know that when you don't tip at all, we servers have to PAY to serve you? It's called tipping out. We tip out to the hostess, bar tender, and kitchen staff. If the service isn't great, don't leave a huge tip. But don't be a selfish jerk and not tip at all. You clearly have enough money to tip if you are eating out at a nice restaurant. And if you don't have enough money to leave a tip, then chances are you don't have enough money to eat out.
Oh, and for all the Europeans/tourists who are visiting, tip is NOT included in the bill unless it says so on the bill! So tip your servers!! Most of them work really hard to make your experience a good one. All we ask for is a little appreciation.
ALSO! It is illegal to smoke on restaurant Patio's! I know it's hard to understand for Europeans, but it is the law! And that means you and the restaurant gets FINED. So please respect our laws!