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When I am treated for dinner, I offer to leave a tip and my tip exceeds price of my dinner.

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When I am treated for dinner, I offer to leave a tip and my tip exceeds price of my dinner.

Flynn1 | Jul 25, 2006 02:11 PM

Has this ever happened to you? I knew beforehand that I was being taken out by a couple of acquaintances for dinner. I had done them a small favor but wasn't expecting anything. Still they said it was their treat and they wanted to try a restaurant they had heard about.

Everything was cool until the bill came and George looked at the bill and took out his credit card to pay. "Could I leave the tip?" I asked. George said okay. The bill was about $200 since my two friends were heavy cocktail drinkers so my tip was $40 and exceeded what I ate and drank.

This has happened to me on about three other occasions in the past. Am I wrong in asking if I should leave a tip if I'm supposedly being treated? I thought it was just polite to ask so as not to 'assume' everything is being taken care of. When I treat anyone I never let them pay for anything. Am I overly generous? Thanks for any insight.

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