Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Public Service Announcement

Always tip in cash - the records are not auditable like credit cards or interac stubs. Even if you pay the basic service fee with a credit card, just write zero in the tip line and pay a cash tip if appropriate.
Arggh, of course! I've usually tipped with whatever card I'm paying the main bill with -- not realizing that a portion of the server's just reward would be thrown away on social programs, community investment initiatives, and human rights forums. I pledge to be a better customer in future.

3 comments:

MapMaster said...

Hey, thanks for the suggestion, Mike. Will do, starting with the big shindig at Massey's this weekend.

James said...

That's one approach, but why be so one-size-fits-all about it? Ask the waiter about his politics first. Then choose your mode of payment for the tip accordingly.

MapMaster said...

Whoa, waiters have discretionary authority over the way their taxes are spent? I'm in the wrong line of work.