dustinm27 LSU Fan Member since Oct 2008 2788 posts Online
re: Is tipping primarily a learned behavior? (Posted on 11/16/12 at 11:19 am to Jones)
I learned how to tip from my dad. He told me to leave at least 3$ for every 20$ spent. But ever since I actually joined the workforce I leave at least 20% every time unless the waitress is just completely awful
Ole Geauxt LSU Fan KnowLa. Member since Dec 2007 38054 posts
re: Is tipping primarily a learned behavior? (Posted on 11/16/12 at 1:00 pm to dustinm27)
quote: I learned how to tip from my dad. He told me to leave at least 3$ for every 20$ spent.
In defense of your Dad, from what I remember, when he was "coming up" a standard tip for good service was 10% and $3 on $20 was a very good tip.. The next move up was to 15-18%, and then up to 20%.... Honestly, if I didn't have kids that kinda kept me abreast of the tipping scale, I wouldn't have known either.
But, it's still called a tip for a reason, it's extra. Maybe sometimes deserved, maybe sometimes not, or not so much.