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Monday, June 16, 2008

How to Tip Like a Gentleman










Ever wonder what is the "appropriate" amount to tip? Wonder no longer! JustAGuyThing is here to help a brother out!

Proper tipping etiquette is still a trait rarely found in modern men yet, when perfected, it can actually become quite enjoyable. It’s a selfless act of giving to others based on the level of service you’ve received. A lot of these people get a pitiful wage and the tips they get go a long way to supplement their income. Make them happy and you’ll be looked after. Annoy them and you’d be best advised to eat your meal with caution!

Tipping really is an art form and when you’re giving your tip you want to be as discrete and gentlemanly as possible. Hand over the tip with your palm facing down and shake hands with the person you are tipping, simultaneously placing the money in their hand. What you want to avoid doing is waving the money around and making a big deal of it. You’ll look like an idiot for starts and if that isn’t enough, you’re going to make the person receiving the tip feel uncomfortable because, believe it or not, you’re coming across like a condescending jerk. You’re not throwing a treat for Fido here.

So how do you figure out how much to tip? Well the truth is there are no tipping rules per se, however there are guidelines which suggest how much is appropriate to give. Let’s investigate.

HT: JustAGuyThing


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3 Comments:

Blogger Brad Ruggles said...

I'm a big fan of over-tipping. Nothing makes a person's day as an unexpected act of kindness. As Christians we should be known as selfless, generous people freely giving to others what God has blessed us with.

Oh, and just to set the record straight, leaving a gospel tract DOES NOT qualify as a tip!

June 16, 2008 7:46 AM

 
Blogger christine said...

A totally agree with being a generous tipper, mostly because i know many in the food service business and they all say that Christians are the worst tippers! By the way did you know that the word 'tips' is short for 'To Insure Proper Service'?

June 18, 2008 8:28 AM

 
Blogger Pat Callahan said...

I am also an over-tipper. I think it was it Steve Martin in "My Blue Heaven" who said:

"I believe in tipping... no... I believe in over-tipping."

That's me in a nutshell, unless service is poor, then my tip will reflect it. If servie is really poor, I will speak to the manager about it.

June 22, 2008 6:45 AM

 

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