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You see? The French and Irish, and Germans and all the rest of them are right. Evil, greedy Amercans...
My wife who was previously widowed with two kids, worked as a waitress to help put herself through nursing school. She graduates in 2 weeks.You would be surprised about how many people don't know how to tip properly. She and I always tip well.
I had a close friend who was a waiter at a nice restaurant. He and his co-workers identified three groups of people who consistently tipped below "average"; one group was identified racially, the other two by occupation.One of the occupations was police. I'll let you guess the other two.
When I was a cop I tipped pretty well. Granted I ate in most restaurants for half price, but I usually tipped the waitress/er the price of the meal. Most of the cops I knew did the same. I can't account for all my brethren.
LaOT, you chose *two* infamous professions :-)
I have dreams of being fabulously wealthy, so when I get really good service I can drop some nice kid a $100 tip for a $10.00 meal.
I always wanted to be the one that left the $500 in the Salvation Army bucket every year. I think that guy finally divulged his name last year, but sadly it was because he had cancer and wanted to inspire people to continue. I still like shopping for families during the holidays. We've done it since my kids were little. As for the cheap professions, I have seen teachers slip out without a tip. In fact, I have gone back and paid one when they did. Elementary teachers are notorious for it.
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