I just realized. Steve Buscemi in Reservoir Dogs, aka Mr. Pink, is every asshole who thinks that people who are poor just need to suck it up or are there because they did something stupid to deserve it.
For real. Listen to his reasons for not tipping:
Mr. Blue: You know what these chicks make? They make shit.
Mr. Pink: Don't give me that. She don't make enough money, she can quit.
Mr. Pink: Jesus Christ man, these ladies aren't starving to death. They make minimum wage. You know, I used to work minimum wage and when I did I wasn't lucky enough to have a job the society deemed tipworthy.
Mr. Blue: You don't care if they're counting on your tips to live?
Mr. Pink: [rubbing his middle finger and thumb together] You know what this is? The world's smallest violin playing just for the waitresses.
Mr. White: Waitressing is the number one occupation for female non-college graduates in this country. It's the one job basically any woman can get, and make a living on. The reason is because of tips.
Mr. Pink: Fuck all that! I'm very sorry the government taxes their tips, that's fucked up. That ain't my fault. It would seem to me that waitresses are one of the many groups the government fucks in the ass on a regular basis. Look, if you show me a piece of paper that says the government shouldn't do that, I'll sign it, put it to a vote, I'll vote for it, but what I won't do is play ball. And this non-college bullshit you're givin' me, I got two words for that: learn to fuckin' type, 'cause if you're expecting me to help out with the rent you're in for a big fuckin' surprise.
From now on, this clip will be my go-to reply for anyone who makes some rambling argument about how people who are poor just need to work harder or save more money or not be so fucking poor. Buscemi Bombing*!
So can you tell I just fired up 'Reservoir Dogs' on the Showtime?
(*Except don't 'bomb' trolls, please, just dismiss. Please.)