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Old 21-08-2010, 18:27   #61
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Originally Posted by Thorin View Post
If she is really cute and I want her to remember me the next time she sees me, I tip (some times too much).
NEVER! If she's cute, she's used to every idiot who goes in there doing that. She gets a good tip only if she does a good job. Besides, I'd rather have her remember me for me, and not just as another guy who left a fat tip for no reason.

BTW - launched yesterday, an hour late, after the entire crew disappeared. No tip!

The kids at the fuel dock, on the other hand, did get a few bucks for really helping with my lines.

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Old 21-08-2010, 19:05   #62
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See my buddy and I make a contest out of it. It's an expensive game but the record for us sits at a $150 dollar tip for a big Mac the kid behind the counter was a good sport my buddy was teasing him because his voice kept cracking. And the burger made it to him in record time, no spit. $70 a piece is an average night drinking at one of our haunts, and the girls always take care of us.

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Old 22-08-2010, 05:58   #63
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Frank Sinatra is in the parking lot of a top Las Vegas hotel, and he says to the admiring car hop ......

"hey kid what is the biggest tip you've ever been given ?".

The kid replies "$100 Mr Sinatra"

Frank replies "wow - well here's $200, and when people ask next time you tell em Frank Sinatra gave it to you"

Curiously Frank then asks the kid - "by the way who gave that big tip?"

The kid smiles and replies - "why you did, just last week!"
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Old 22-08-2010, 06:12   #64
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The problem is in the cruising world when someone gives a big tip it is expected that the next person will give a big tip, and if that person gives a bigger tip, well the expectations rise, etc. etc. There are places where the expectations of a tip have risen to the point that you get the surly service we have seen described here when someone who doesn't know (or can't afford) the protocol slips up. Appropriate tipping for service is fine, but tipping to show off what a big spender you are just ruins it for everyone after you.
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Old 23-08-2010, 18:36   #65
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Originally Posted by grunzster View Post
NEVER! BTW - launched yesterday, an hour late, after the entire crew disappeared. No tip!
You can't tip anyone if no one is there, so that's fair.

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