Ever feel like the whole "tipping" thing has gotten a little out of control? I know I have felt that some days. It seems like no matter where you go: the coffee shop, the salon, the cafe.... there's always a tip jar. Sometimes it's hard to know when tipping is a must, and when it's socially acceptable NOT to tip. I just ordered a pizza and I was curious as to how much you should tip the delivery guy. (Apparently the same as a restaurant... 10-20%.)
Since I work in the restaurant industry (I'm a weekend bartender....read my rant here), I make it my business to always tip, and to tip well! (What goes around comes around!) I mean really, if someone provides a service for you, will it really hurt you to throw a dollar or two their way? Especially in a restaurant setting, where workers receive a very low hourly rate, they depend on your tips. And yes, we've all had those nights when the service is horrible, when the server has about as much personality as a rock, when you can't get a re-fill...... but put yourself in their shoes... maybe they've worked a double? Maybe they are really busy and overwhelmed? I'm one who thinks there is no excuse for rudeness, but no matter how bad my service, I will never not leave a tip!! Bad service gets at least 10-15% from me. You never know what's going on in that persons life. And if you've ever been in the service industry, you realize that even the best can have a bad night!
Plus, ever seen the movie "Waiting?"
Yup... never mess with the person who is handling your food!
So.... how much?????