I remember as a kid seeing a white bucket at the car wash with a handwritten sign that read: “Tipping is not a city in China.” It was years before I got the joke!
As we wind down another year it’s time to THANK all the people that help you out on a regular basis.
But what do you tip? How much is enough?
In most cases, the cost of one visit (hairstylist, cleaning person, personal trainer) is cool.
The way I look at it is if they provide me with a service on a regular basis, like Art our snowplow guy or Dave the Mailman, AND do a good job, then they definitely deserve something extra at the end of the year.
This season is about GIVING not receiving.
I can’t believe how many listeners this morning texted “I never get nothing, so I don’t tip.” Wow!!!
Obviously, if you are on a tight budget, it can be difficult to tip during the holidays.
And if that’s the case, a card of appreciation or simple THANK YOU is enough.