Entertaining & Etiquette

Yet another tipping question


Entertaining & Etiquette 93

Yet another tipping question

Meann | Jul 10, 2013 03:59 PM

I spent last night in one of those clean, respectable chain hotels that offers decent value and a complimentary breakfast. No one will ever mistake it for gourmet cuisine (oh, the sack for scrambled "eggs" going round in the microwave) but there's actual food in a pleasant surround.

There was a pleasant, hard-working young lady, bustling about, microwaving those eggs, topping up the coffee carafes, foraging for hot sauce, arranging apples and bananas in a bowl, wiping down the tables between guests. And it occurred to me that while I always leave money for the person who cleans my room, I don't tip the breakfast room lady. Nor have I ever seen anything, like a tip jar, that suggests other people do. Yet she's working hard to make my morning much more bearable.

So. Any thoughts? Does anyone tip in this circumstance? How?

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