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Old 09-09-2015, 01:58 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by blue_bullet View Post
Beware the tipper:

My wife and I had a chance to visit our daughter and son-in-law in Australia about 10 years ago. They were working there for just a year. We took the chance and had an excellent trip. Unknown to us, Australia has a no-tip attitude. We went out and had an excellent pizza. I tried to tip the waiter and got the response, "What's this for mate?"

Australia also has no pennies. They round to the nickel. That makes a lot of sense.
Hi: blue_bullet... We're penniless here in Canada too!!! Alf
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:08 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Escape While You Can View Post
OK, I get it. You're wishing everyone were treated like you get treated. If you were to deliver an Escape to my house, I would give you a good tip regardless.
Hey! Sounds good, thanks.

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Old 09-09-2015, 02:27 PM   #13
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FWIW...we shipped our belongings coast to coast via PODS. When it was delivered we tipped the driver.

Our vehicles were also shipped....tipped him also.

At Christmas we give the garbage man a little something...

it shows appreciation...not the amount but the thoughtfulness of the job
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:44 PM   #14
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What about tipping Manfred when he delivers our trailers across the border? Yikes, I never thought about that until reading this thread!
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:57 PM   #15
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Every Christmas we tip the garbage collector, and the paper delivery person and the mail carrier.
Through out the year I tip my barber, and my waiters and bartenders and occasionally my barista.
Who and why we tip I believe to be a personal choice. Dentists and Doctors don't get tips, but maybe they should, after all, Doctors deliver babies. Mechanics don't get tipped yet they fix our cars (in most cases a very expensive item). Teachers don't get tips yet they teach our kids and so on and so on.
Reace and Tammy probably don't get tipped either.
It's probably best to not tip a Politician.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:29 PM   #16
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Gave my driver $50. Fair expression of my gratitude.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:40 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by J Mac View Post
It's probably best to not tip a Politician.
My grandmother said she didn't vote, it only encouraged them.

In fact she was a staunch democrat and never missed a chance to vote.
(“You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.” ― Ogden Nash)
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:52 PM   #18
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Here's a tip, stay out of dark alleys.

I tip certain delivery services that are custom ordered. Furniture, dishwasher, etc.. I always tip the pizza delivery guy pretty good, since I use to be in his shoes. I picked mine up in Chilliwack, but probably would have tipped around $100 CAN for a cross country delivery, unless the driver is an owner operator.
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:42 PM   #19
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His name is Dave and he likes Italian food, after traveling the number of days he has to make your delivery, I'm sure a nice restaurant meal would be appreciative. I gave him cash and told him where there was one that had a large parking lot for his long truck trailer combo.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:57 PM   #20
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Yes we tipped Dave too he was more than grateful but lets don't forget about the office staff they rock! Send back with Dave a box of chocolates or something for the office staff I guarantee you'll get a return call thanking you.


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