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Takeout Tip 'Tude


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Takeout Tip 'Tude

Kater | Apr 10, 2010 07:39 AM

Please indulge me, I know this has been discussed before.

I visited a local Italian restaurant in person and ordered a salad and a pizza. Both were standard items. I did not ask to have them quickly nor did I ask to make changes to the standard offerings. The restaurant was not busy and I came in before 7, the typical dinner rush.I told the cashier I would return to collect the food and offered to pay in advance.

When I received the credit card slip, and did not choose to leave a tip, I noticed a pronounced snort and general attitude problem.

I consider myself a generous tipper and far from parsimonious, however the idea of tipping someone for filling a basic take out order seems crazy to me. Am I hopelessly behind the times on this one?

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