Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tipping Etiquette: Part 2

Here is the second part of Tipping Etiquette.

Flower delivery. What do you do if some unexpected flowers arrive at your door and you don't have any cash? Since a flower delivery is usually for a gift, it is not mandatory to tip. However, if you have a few dollars on hand, it's appropriate to tip the delivery person a couple of dollars.

Bars and coffee shops. Generally, if you receive good service, you should leave a tip of 10 to 15 percent of your total bill at a bar or a coffee shop. If you aren't running a tab, it is appropriate to leave your bartender a dollar tip per drink. And what about those dreaded "tip jars" that you see on coffee shop counters? This is a matter of personal opinion, but if you are given change, it's a nice gesture to toss it into the jar, provided you received really good service.

Taxis. Use the 15 percent tip rule for taxi cab drivers, too. You should leave a tip of 15 percent of your cab fare -- and leave a little more if the driver does something extra, like helps you with your bags.

In general, think about the service performed -- and how well it was performed-- and always tip accordingly.

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