I hate the whole concept of tipping (and negotiating for that matter). I would much rather someone up the price by a couple dollars and that be that. Everyone gets the restaurant tipping – that one is easy. But what about all those iffy places and situations? Like when you get your hair cut? I go to the cheap places. I never have the same person twice. Why do I need to tip them? I can’t even tell if they have done a good job till I get home. Or how about delivery men? Not FedEx or UPS, but sofa deliveries and flower deliveries? Are you supposed to tip the AAA man? What about the people who put together your to-go order at a restaurant? Waffle House adds a tip into your order total and if Waffle House thinks you should….
Or how about when you get your car washed? I am rather particular so I normally wash my own car. However, in a few instances I have gone to a professional car wash. Today I was charged $28, which seems like a lot to me. Then when I go to get in my car, I swear the woman got mad that I didn’t tip her. Maybe I should, but I felt like I had already paid enough for my clean car. Especially when I looked in the backseat and still saw Madison paw prints on the leather seats.
So, suggestions anyone? When are you supposed to tip? And how do you know?!?!