Now my friend, April, thinks we are all nuts here in NYC when it comes to tipping…LOL. She told me she has delivered flowers for her friend’s florist shop and no one in Tennessee tips…can you imagine that?
Now not only do I come from a from a family of regular tippers, I married one…I’d say almost 10% of my weekly take (pay Mr. Diva™ gives me for putting up with him) goes to tips each week (note: I eat out A LOT).
My darling husband, Mr. Diva™, believes not only should you tip for the service you’ve received, but more importantly, for the service you’d like to receive in the future.
Here’s a few people you should might want to consider:
- USPS Mailman
- Fedex Man
- UPS Man
- Laundry Service
- Food Delivery Person
- Restaurant (favorite waiters and maitre ‘d)
- Hair Stylist & Shampoo Girl
- Newspaper Delivery Boy/Girl
- Regular Garbage Men
- Recycling Garbage Men
- Lawn Service
- Cleaning Girl
Did I mention how my mailman waits for my
dinosaur of a laserjet printer to print labels or how my UPS guy never delivers my motherload of boxes until Mr. Diva™ leaves for work? Or perhaps how my garbage men always put my garbage can covers back on and neatly line my empty pails in my driveway unlike my neighbors’ pails which I occasionally get the pleasure to run over with my car? Oh, and yes, when I booked Christmas Eve dinner at one of the hottest Italian restaurants last night, miraculously, a table for 8 opened up…LOL.
Here’s a link if you need some help on the appropriate tip to give:
Now I realize not everyone can afford to give a cash tips. However, make some gesture of thanks whether it be a plate of home-baked cookies or something you whipped up with your sewing machine. Get creative!