I like your style!
I tip everybody. I even tip the drivers of the Goodwill truck when they come to pick up my donations.
I carry a roll of fives around just to tip with. I give a $5 tip on a $10 haircut.
I’m surprised to learn on this thread that so many FReepers are cheap bastards.
LOL! Me too. A personal service should be rewarded. People can make or break your day by something like being surly about picking up your Goodwill stuff. If they're good, thank them!
Incidentally,it doesn’t have to be a big tip. When I was working in restaurants, I could recognize people for whom $1.00 was a big tip, and I understood that they were doing what they could.
Generally, people in a bar tip better because a bar is an optional experience and you must have had a moderate surplus of cash to go there. It’s not like eating the $2.99 breakfast at Waffle House on your way to work. But even there, I leave a good tip.
> I carry a roll of fives around just to tip with. I give a $5 tip on a $10 haircut.
Why do you feel the need to throw your money around like that?
Have you considered that your actions may be saying something highly uncomplimentary about you? I understand your motiviations (I think) — you are generous to a fault — but some folks would definitely misinterpret your excessive tipping as something else altogether.
Just a thought.
>>Im surprised to learn on this thread that so many FReepers are cheap bastards.<<
You get what you pay for.
I tip maids, beauty workers, the girl who grooms my pup and waitresses.
Yesterday I took the dog in for a bath and they had no hot water. They clipped her nails for free. AND called both of us by name at a Petsmart.
Like I said, you get what you pay for.