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rebelfury76 October 14th, 2013 12:36am

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?

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Jack14 Massachusetts
10/14/13 6:18 pm

If they did a good job

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cowboy Hosanna
10/14/13 3:47 pm

I have no idea. Never taken a cab.

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LilL44 Stuck In Suburbia
10/13/13 9:18 pm

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.

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violence Pretty hate machine
10/13/13 6:57 pm

If you don't like the custom don't take taxis.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/14/13 3:05 am

Absolutely. Tipping is incredibly inconsistent and that bothers me.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/13/13 6:36 pm

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'!

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Liberty 4,032,064
10/13/13 6:19 pm

Not unless they go above and beyond the service I should reasonably expect.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/13/13 5:47 pm

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.

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Rosebud Ohio
10/13/13 5:43 pm

Not unless they did an exceptional job of driving you.

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deathvalley Chicago native
10/13/13 5:48 pm

Easy, have you ever taken a cab in Chicago?
LOL

Rosebud Ohio
10/13/13 5:50 pm

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.

deathvalley Chicago native
10/13/13 5:39 pm

But we're already paying for the food and drinks at a restaurant.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 5:40 pm

I totally agree. I think tipping is a scam.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 5:41 pm

For what it's worth pointing out another instance of a wrong doesn't make the first wrong more legitimate.

Porcupine
10/13/13 5:59 pm

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.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 6:14 pm

So tipping is for carrying a made plate to a table?!

Doesn't seem worth 15%+ to me

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 6:14 pm

I'll bet none of you tip the kid at Sonic or Culver's though.

Porcupine
10/13/13 6:24 pm

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.

Porcupine
10/13/13 6:25 pm

Also, the customary amounts are not mandatory.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 6:33 pm

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.

Porcupine
10/13/13 6:41 pm

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.

KudosToYou California
10/13/13 8:13 pm

Service is much more than bringing a plate to the table.

MrEdwin Mystery
10/13/13 10:55 pm

Rebel have you ever waited a table? I guarantee it's not just bringing made food to a table.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 11:04 pm

I guarantee I did it for two years through high school. Nice try.

MrEdwin Mystery
10/13/13 11:15 pm

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.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 11:23 pm

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.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 11:24 pm

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.

MrEdwin Mystery
10/13/13 11:33 pm

Something tells me you only bussed tables or something, anyways I've hour homework to do and this is a distraction, ciao :p

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/14/13 3:04 am

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".