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Old 12-11-2013, 04:55 AM
Status: "Harlan Ogilvy was right!" (set 11 days ago)
Location: Bel Air, California
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I thought this was about pushing over those tiny little mail trucks which actually would seem to be kind of a fun way to while a way an afternoon with your buddies.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:42 AM
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Am not too happy w/ those 'tipping' jars you see at the mall or other places like Dunkin Donuts etc - all they do it take your food from Point A to Point B and put it in a bag for you, how does that warrant a tip - I def. can see tipping servers in restaurants, hair stylists and certain other places but not these tipping jars that seem to have surfaced in the past few years. I guess I can see restaurants taking out tips for parties more than 6 ppl - it does make it easier than figuring it out ourselves as long as the percentage is fair and the service is good which it usually is (if that's what you mean) but once just the 2 of us went out and didnt realize the rest. did that so they got the rest. tip plus our tip (not sure why, i think it was a japanese restaurant, we still went back but they eventually stopped that practice, maybe they got complaints alth. it said it on the receipt but in small print). And it wasnt in a touristy area where sometimes they tip very low (if at all), it just was odd for them to do that but it was yrs ago and we didnt realize it til later. Lesson learned
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:03 AM
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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Is this like cow tipping? If so how do you sneak up on them? Are they asleep?
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:46 AM
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We always tip all our regulars, ie. the postman, garbage, paper carrier, butcher, baker and the candlestickmaker. . .well, maybe not the candlestickmaker.
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:29 PM
Location: Sunny FLA
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Thank YOU all! I'm thinking I'm going to buck the USPS requirements and give a $10 WaWa card. They're close by and have good coffee on those cold snowy days.
Some of you here are funny
Have done some tipping in my past but that's another thread! No truck tipping though. Chased a cow or two..... nevermind!
Also, I hate the tip jars at just about everything. I did a concession stand years ago with no jar. When someone tried to tip, I wouldn't accept. Even ran after someone who forced it on me and let them know there was no need.

DON'T get me started on the 'No Problem' response! It's your friggin' job, of course it's no problem! That's why you are doing what you're doing.

Again appreciate all the responses!
Happy Holidays! (politically correct )
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:29 AM
Location: Long Neck,De
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Hey Frogman.. You are Welcome. No problem!!
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:15 PM
Location: Colonia, NJ
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Our letter carrier always accepts a cash tip (as did my husband). We have been in NJ for 28 years but are originally from Bronx, NY. My parents always tipped the letter carrier and garbage men, so we always have.
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