On last week’s tips for calculating your restaurant tip, Carol writes in the comments:
Personally, I still think 10% is a good tip. A little more is nice if service is absolutely great. 20% may be a sign of the times when people wanted to look like big spenders for whatever reason.
What an interesting thought.
I commented back that I always thought anything less than 15% would be considered rude and indicative of poor service. But then again, I’ve only been eating out “in the real world” for the last 10 years or so.
Maybe my view of tipping is skewed by the recent years of prosperity. Maybe everyone’s view has become skewed.
But when someone’s main source of livelihood depends on how much you leave at the table, don’t you have an obligation to leave enough for good service?
The big question—what is enough? Have tips become “inflated?” Share your thoughts in the comments!
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