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        01-13-2012, 02:55 PM
    I'm horrible at remembering who to tip or not! I've kinda concluded to tip everyone. I hadn't realized I'm supposed to tip at the local car wash and I feel so guilty for all the times I haven't lol. At restaurants I do at least 15% or double the tax. Tipping can be so awkward and confusing, it makes me wish I lived in a country that does not tip.

    Love this quote from Dwight on the show The Office.

    "Why tip someone for a job I'm capable of doing myself? I can deliver food. I can drive a taxi. I can, and do, cut my own hair. I did, however, tip my urologist, because I am unable to pulverize my own kidney stones."
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        04-10-2012, 05:58 PM
    I worked my own bed and breakfast for many years and never ever got a tip, except the spare change they sometimes left on the dresser. It was more or less an insult, not a tip.

    I always tip waitresses, but think it's unfair that we are expected to tip more in fancier resteraunts. 15% right? I don't think they work any less or more than a person working at a cafe, but I guess you pay for atmosphere.

    I generously tip any person who is playing or singing in the resteraunt.

    I tip my hairdresser and have for many years. Not sure why this started because she doesn't do a good job. I guess I'm hoping if I give her enough money she won't ruin my hair if I come back.

    Maybe we tip the people who do a service for us and we want them to do a good job so we pay them more. Like that waitress/waiter, we don't want them to spit in our food and we want to be served fast. We tip the hairdresser so they don't accidentally cut off 6 inches when we only want a trim. The taxi driver could sure ruin our day if he doesn't get us to our destination on time. Of course all this would make more sense if we gave them money first.

    I tip our locals more than I do a place out of town. I figure I will surely see them again and I want them to treat me well :)
        04-10-2012, 08:56 PM
    Here in Texas a waiter only makes 2$ an hour maybe 15 or 16 cents more but I always tip at least 20-25 % of the bill. I do know waiters that make over 30,000 a year in Dallas. The fancy resturants make a lot more than that. If I see a tip jar I tip. Shalom
        04-10-2012, 09:46 PM
    Green Broke
    Military commisarries (grocery stores) have baggers that grab all your groceries and expect to be be tipped.

    So I fought my way through the store, had to throw a body block into granny to get to the corned beef, ran through the navy dudes at the Army store just buyin ciggerretes because the Navy doesnt discount them, get yelled at by blue haired ladies for going the wrong way, get up front to and see 20 registers but only one clerk,,, finally get groceries, bagged, put in cart, And I'm going to tip you for pushing them the last 50 feet ?
    Yeh I got a tip for you. Don't eat yellow snow.
        04-10-2012, 10:09 PM
    Joe You aint right. LOL Shalom
        04-11-2012, 05:38 PM
    A few "tips" about waitresses!

    I was a waitress for several years in high school and college. It's the hardest profession. We earned back then $1.75 an hour with tips on top. We worked 8 hour shifts and there were slow days when I would walk out of there with $8 in my pocket and $14 coming to me in my paycheck. What a lot of people don't know is that waitresses have to clean the bathrooms, roll the silver, mop the floors, dust, prep the food, pre scrub the dishes, and so many other things.

    On my very first table ever I was tipped $50!! I did a great job and the little family thankfully rewarded my efforts, I'll NEVER forget their generosity!

    One time a lady got mad at me for telling her the shrimp was broiled when it was actually boiled and she chased me around with her fork and one of the shrimp! She was a VERY large woman and I was running from her shrieking at the top of my lungs as she jabbed the fork at my face! Her mother left me $20 but the manager took it from me because he comped their meal. :(

    I also witnessed TERRIBLE servers making bank while I who worked my butt off made at least half... Why? They were beautiful! So I always tip the more homely or regular looking people who do a good job a bit more to even the odds!
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