A sure sign you tipped too much

You open the door, the guy hands you the bag and the bill for $21.34. You hand him $25 and say, “Keep it,” and he says, “Thank you. Thank you very much. You are very kind man, very kind.”

Sort of reminded me of Babu Bhat from Seinfeld.

Was a $3.66 tip too much for a $21.34 bill? It’s 17%, but he had to walk up four flights of stairs. Am I too generous?

3 Comments so far

  1. Sandhya (unregistered) on March 28th, 2007 @ 9:43 am

    To be frank, that is a perfect tip. Not too much. I guess these days people dont even tip that much and so your tip might have been a welcome relief to the poor guy! Just a guess…

  2. Chris Trent (unregistered) on March 28th, 2007 @ 9:46 am

    maybe he was just gracious. or coked up.

  3. eric (unregistered) on March 28th, 2007 @ 12:08 pm

    Hmm. That seems to be what we tip constantly and I’ve seen far more downtrodden looks than exuberance. My understanding is I tip way more than standard for deliveries and taxis.

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