Sunday, September 18, 2005
What is the world coming to?
Okay, here in Oz tipping is purely a matter of choice. IF the service is okay, I'll leave the change on the table. If the service is good or great, damn straight I'll leave a tip. Nice words will give you warm fuzzies, but cash is more practical.
Overseas, it's not the same. Much as I think America is a great place, their wages structures leave a lot to be desired. Minimum wages are what I consider slave labour over there, and tips are a means of supplementing meagre incomes.
For a bit of a snicker, check out Bitter Waitress, where the wait staff get a bit of their own back.
And if you're eating out in the States, please remember to tip.