Monday, October 1, 2007

The Great Tip Debate

After standing in line at the post office for what seemed like hours, I needed a quick pick me up to get through the rest of the day. I headed over to the Sonic because a large Sprite with Sonic ice always does the trick. It's like a little cup of joy. Now if you remember I recently gave up Dr. Pepper and all other caffeinated beverages. It was rough, but I am proud to say that I am 2 months "caffeine sober" and y'all know what... I don't miss it at all. Now my new crutch is Sprite...d'oh!

I order and the lady brings it out right away. I handed her more than enough, she said thank you and walked away. I'm sitting there like "uhhhhh hello change please?"

This is the not the first time this has happened. So I started thinking about our tipping habits.

1. Okay I sometimes tip at Sonic. I'm just a little more willing to tip when they don't take the money and run. If they are super sweet or come out with roller skates...more tip for you. I love people that make the effort.

2. We always tip at restaurants. I know the rule of thumb is 15% so we usually double the tax. Again if they go above and beyond with service and friendliness we are more than happy to throw down more in gratitude. Sometimes though I hate to even tip, I do, but I'd really like to right a little note saying "be nice!!"

3. Hair. I ALWAYS tip my hair dresser. I love my hairdresser's such a fun 2 hour therapy chat. And I always want whoever to step foot by my hair with scissors and color know that I please don't junk it up. This was a new one for my husband.

4. Nails and Threading...I usually put down a couple extra bucks on the toes and then I get my eyebrows threaded instead of waxed, it's AMAZING if you've never done it, and some tip there too.

5. But then here's my kicker, does anyone tip at Quizno's or Subway? They've started to put a tip spot on their receipt. I'm like ugh??? what do I do???

They really need a tip class in school' I'm curious tell me how you tip because maybe I'm missing a big one.

I'll be back later with a new receipe.


R said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and posting a comment! I always love to meet new friends. :0)

For what it's worth, I don't tip at Sonic, Quizno's or hubby thinks I'm sooooo wrong for it! :0) Then again, he's worked in the restaurant industry, so he's very compassionate when it comes to those things.

Tam said...

Tipping's a hard one for sure. I went to the Fast Fix Jewelry place in the mall and noticed a tip jar there. So I asked her - what is extra special about what you guys do now that you expecting tips? "Well, we take extra care of your gems and help the best we can". Good! Then you're still doing your job.

For the most part I think it's getting kind of silly. One of our McDonalds has a tip jar AT THE DRIVE THRU WINDOW!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Where do you get your threading? I wax, but have always wanted to try threading...I've heard it's great!