Saturday, September 29, 2007

Tip Karma

I never question tip karma.

My friends are always flabbergasted when they see me hand the valet five bucks, while they usually leave two or three (which is the norm around here).

I merely reply, "Tip karma."

"Oh," they nod sagely.

That's right, Baby, I believe in tip karma.

What goes around comes around, and that goes triple for tips.

At least, that's my hope.

I can't figure out people's tipping habits, so I don't even bother trying, and it's worse than futile to get upset at poor or nonexistent tips.

Take today, for instance.

I did a one-hour hot stone massage on a lady. Cost = $125, tip = $10.

Then I did a half-hour shoulders, neck, and back massage. Cost = $60, tip = $20!


See, it makes no sense!

Some days every other client will stiff you, other days everyone is very generous.

It has no rhyme or reason, so why worry? It all balances out, and as long as I'm generous to others, the Tip Gods will be generous to me.

Hear that, Tip Gods? I've been good, honest! Don't forget about me, pleeeeeease?

*crickets chirping*

Oh, well.


phlegmfatale said...

You know, my general rule of thumb is to tip generously (at least 20% for dinner, more like 25-30% if service is outstanding) and merely 15% if it's apathetic. I believe tip karma bleeds over into other areas. I also thinkg it's just plain old shitty to not respect the time someone else spends serving/servicing you.

Christina RN LMT said...

I luv you!

4chun Cookie said...

I think I'm a good tipper if I have an amazing experience. If the service sucks then so does my tip. Double the tax and add $5. That's how I roll!

Christina RN LMT said...

You rock, 4chun Cookie!