How Much Do You Tip On...

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Postby BS1 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:26 am

I tipped the xmas tree guy 10 bucks for strapping the tree to the car, even though I could have done it I guess....

Beeper is cutting me up today, prolly last time before xmas, so he'll get a little xtra
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Postby mcm » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:28 am

UconnBuckeye wrote:
AY wrote:oh yeah, isn't it a law there or something that you can't pump your own gas? Terrible.


its something they hand their hat on, weird i know.


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Postby Boston » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:41 am

I went to school in NY and anyone who grew up in NJ had no clue how to pump their own gas when they got to college.
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Postby Giggles » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:44 am

My mom had never pumped her own gas until she was ~50 and couldn't find a full serve one time. And then she had to ask for help.
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Postby AY » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:46 am

My mom has never pumped gas. She always gets my dad to fill her car up when she needs gas.
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Postby PhillyandBCEagles » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:48 am

Giggles wrote:Yeah those full service gas station attendants really rake it in.

When I was 15 and working at a gas station, old people would always tip. People under 45 never would. Supposedly tipping at a gas station was commonplace back in the day. I guess now people just expect you to check their oil and power steering fluid and squeege their windshields when they buy $5 of gas and there's a line of cars backed up the street honking at you.

That list is bogus.


Not as much of an issue now as when I used to drive between Philly and Boston at least once a month, but I try to fill up whenever I'm passing through NJ because the gas is considerably cheaper there than in PA or especially NY/CT/MA. I'll throw the guy a single if I have one, if not though I don't feel bad about it.
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Postby Boston » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:50 pm

How Much Should You Tip for the Holidays?
http://www.kiplinger.com/quiz/2010holidaytipping/
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Postby rearadmiral » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:28 pm

Awesome. I love new topics on the board.

Butcher $100
Baker $100
Candlestick Maker $100
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Postby mcm » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:22 am

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Postby rearadmiral » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:05 am

^^^

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Postby GodofThunder » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:27 am

8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Postby Boston » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:57 am

no one spots a trend like the Globe!

Oh no! It's the check. | One diner orders lobster and another gets chicken. Should they split the bill? In this economy, all diners turn into mathematicians when it's time to pay.
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Postby Stephen Glansburg » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:11 pm

Giggles wrote:My mom had never pumped her own gas until she was ~50 and couldn't find a full serve one time. And then she had to ask for help.


I don't know how to pump gas :oops:
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Postby Giggles » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:13 pm

Welcome to dining in a lousy economy. The recession has famously driven diners from restaurants and forced those who still do go out to share entrees and skip dessert.


Wait... do you ask for two plates or something? Has anyone ever done this?

More importantly how are you going to determine who at the bigger portion of the entree and how much they owe? Do you just split it down the middle? What if it's Surf and Turf or something that comes with three shrimp? I think they need to expand on this article some more.
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Postby Giggles » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:14 pm

Stephen Glansburg wrote:
Giggles wrote:My mom had never pumped her own gas until she was ~50 and couldn't find a full serve one time. And then she had to ask for help.


I don't know how to pump gas :oops:


I don't know what's not to know. It never made any sense to me when she'd tell me that.
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