How much do you tip?
How much do you tip waiters, bartenders, delivery guys, haircutters, manicurists, taxi drivers, etc.?
I know that the food service industry pays very little, so most of the income is generated by tips. In fact, there have been numerous strikes by deliverypersons all over the city because management was only paying them $1-$2 an hour!
But what about manicurists? I usually tip 10%. I assume that’s a tip, like a “thanks here’s something extra”. But one time after I had gotten a mani-pedi combo, I realized that I didn’t have any cash. I asked the lady if I could tip by credit card and she said no. So I shrugged my shoulders, thinking that the $3 wasn’t going to add much to her life anyway. I was mistaken. She gave me the dirtiest look I have ever seen in my life as I walked out. Honestly, is that okay?