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Old 11-01-2016, 02:09 AM
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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I feel like a jerk now...

Old 11-01-2016, 02:28 AM
Location: England
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Originally Posted by 49erfan916 View Post
I feel like a jerk now...
Don't feel like a jerk.......it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. It's a little early for popcorn.... I will just keep an eye on this thread once a day. Ya can't beat a good tipping thread..........

Won't be long now before the 'I always give 20% tip, even for take out' crew arrive............ I love it!!
Old 11-01-2016, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by 49erfan916 View Post
I feel like a jerk now...
It was an honest mistake and it sounds like you'll act differently in the future, so really no big deal. I had a similar instance. I am by no means a frequent air traveler. When my wife and I were going on our honeymoon, my parents dropped us off at the airport. There were workers outside who offered to take our luggage. Not being familiar with air travel, I let them. The guy told me "you're all set". I said thanks and started walking. He then got a bit of an attitude and repeated himself. At that point I realized you are supposed to tip them, and if you want to check your bags yourself you do it at the counter. I was not prepared and only had large bills. I felt incredibly guilty for my ignorance. In fact I still feel bad years later!

As for the couple of people saying not to tip, that isn't "frugal living", it is just plain cheap. If you're getting food from a full service restaurant a tip is part of the deal whether or not you are dining in. If you don't want to tip, go elsewhere. I'm not a fan of the tipping system in the US either, but it is what it is. We all know servers make a low hourly wage and that tips are how they really earn their living. Shame on those who suggest skipping it. As mentioned, this isn't directed at the OP since they now know better.
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