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Do you tip for takeout?


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Do you tip for takeout?

ivie | May 4, 2005 02:57 PM

Someone in front of me was picking up her order and her bill was $10.. she left the waitress a $1 tip. I don't normally tip for takeout so it got me wondering whether I should be tipping the waitress. It was my turn to pay for my order which came to a little over $8 and I was waiting for my change when the waitress asked me if I wanted it. And I told her she can keep it. I left her about a 20% tip! (It was a bar/sit-down restaurant type place, if that matters.)

Since when do you tip for takeout that you picked up yourself???

Also, a lot of times I charge my meals at delis. There's always a tip line but I never put anything in. They don't have tip jars out and I wouldn't have tipped if I paid in cash anyway, so I don't when I charge... am I supposed to?

Am I wrong for not tipping in these situations?

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