Since the beginning of time — or at least the beginning of the movie Reservoir Dogs — people have debated the proper amount to tip. There are no hard and fast rules for how much you need to tip for various services, and it comes down to a matter of personal preferences as they relate to social customs. Few people really like paying more than they need to be, or to be viewed as a cheapskate, so everyone walks a fine line when deciding how much to leave.
Krystal at Give Me Back My Five Bucks stirs the pot by offering her personal tipping guidelines:
Hair cut: 15 percent.
Taxi: 10 to 15 percent.
Sit-down restaurant: 15 to 25 percent.
Takeout: Nothing unless “something extraordinary happens.”
The latter item could be the most contentious, because take-out workers often claim that they deserve some sort of tip but are often stiffed. The empty line for the tip on a receipt usually guilts me into leaving something.
GMBMFB Readers: How much do you tip?
Posted on November 9, 2011 in miscellaneous [Give Me Back My Five Bucks]