Tipping and I have had a tumultuous relationship.
At 16, working as a waitress on a cruise boat, we relied mostly on tips. Many of the guests didn’t know they were supposed to tip, but when I made the mistake of telling them about tipping…I had a woman in a fur stole tell me I was a selfish little girl who should keep her trap shut. (YIPES!)
At 20, working at a breakfast restaurant in college, we also relied on tips. Unfortunately, the majority of guests were from overseas, where they didn’t tip. I eventually wrote up a note to stick in my check holder for the guests. Even more unfortunately, the guests often didn’t speak English.
Then there were the times when I was on the tipping side, where I didn’t know if I should tip or not. The tow-truck driver who I gave 30-dollars, only to find out, AAA already paid for the tow and tip. When I confronted the guy about it, he claimed I gave him only 15.
Goes to show what a touchy subject tipping can be. On so many levels.
DD (Not only my nickname growing up, but also my blog name)
PS: Special thanks to Suzanne who wrote me to give everyone the heads up: “103rd St. and also the Price Chopper located at 84th and Wornall, refuse to take internet coupons if they are over $1.00.” I’m told it depends on the PC. Some will and some won’t. Also let me know if you’ve had any problems.
PPS: Hang in there…I’m working on a nice giveaway…but I have yet to hear from my source. (Wow, that was cryptic. I’ll try better tomorrow!)