Does it make sense to tip a taxi driver if all they did was pick you up and bring you to a destination, a service for which you are already paying for?
If they did a good job
I have no idea. Never taken a cab.
I think if a taxi gives nice service, like someone pointing out things about where we are driving or making nice small talk, it seems logical to give them a good, nice tip as you would any above average service.
If you don't like the custom don't take taxis.
A touch miserly, aren't you.
Logic is my guide always.
Absolutely. Tipping is incredibly inconsistent and that bothers me.
Nope. Not at all. But I still do it.
If they made my ride interesting and explained any history or famous sites, they have gone above and beyond and deserve a little sumpin' sumpin'!
Not unless they go above and beyond the service I should reasonably expect.
Absolutely! I'm not made of money but do enjoy being able to share some of what I have, with those who have less than me.
Not unless they did an exceptional job of driving you.
How would that be measured
Easy, have you ever taken a cab in Chicago?
By the person paying. I don't think it's likely, but hey. Maybe the cab driver buys you tacos and helps you find a solution to one of life's problems. You never know.
But we're already paying for the food and drinks at a restaurant.
I totally agree. I think tipping is a scam.
For what it's worth pointing out another instance of a wrong doesn't make the first wrong more legitimate.
Haha that made me laugh out loud.
You pay for the food, yes. At McDonald's you don't tip, and you carry your own food, get your own drink, and bus your own table. Tips are for the service provided by the wait staff.
So tipping is for carrying a made plate to a table?!
Doesn't seem worth 15%+ to me
I'll bet none of you tip the kid at Sonic or Culver's though.
It is more than carrying the plate. They refill the drinks, fetch supplies, in general, they wait on you. For full service, executed well, a tip is in order. Otherwise, no it isn't.
Also, the customary amounts are not mandatory.
I feel that the inflated price I'm already paying is good enough. I do tip dine in, NEVER for take away, but mostly out of social pressure and I think it's nonsense.
I don't tip for take out. I only tip for dine in if it is full service. You shouldn't tip if you don't want to. It is a courtesy offering for an appreciated service.
Service is much more than bringing a plate to the table.
Rebel have you ever waited a table? I guarantee it's not just bringing made food to a table.
I guarantee I did it for two years through high school. Nice try.
Let's try to have a civil conversation here, I'm having a hard time believing you if that's your view of a waiter. Unless you were one of those lazy teens who just shows people to their tables.
Believe what you want. Teresa's Mexican Restaurant in Lakeville MN. I worked 15 hours a week through junior and senior year waiting tables Th-Sa nights.
Just because I don't agree with this odd cultural trend doesn't mean a damn thing. If anything my experience makes me more qualified to speak on the topic.
Something tells me you only bussed tables or something, anyways I've hour homework to do and this is a distraction, ciao :p
Well I didn't so to your continual accusations of me being a liar simply because I don't hold your viewpoint I say "suck on it".
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