Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tip, Please.

One of my new pet peeves is business establishments that don't accept tips on credit cards. I don't carry cash, and I pay for almost everything with my debit card. But I also like to tip manicurists and bagel preparers if they do a good job, and there are too many places around here that don't allow tips on credit cards. LAME!!! How am I supposed to reward good service if you don't take my plastic!?

no tips on credit - D (a few points because I guess in the long run I save a little money)

9 comments:

Meggie said...

You never call me back.
Tip.

Peach said...

Hmm, well, a restaurant around here had a waitress that was "editing" the tip line of many credit card receipts to pad her pocketbook.
It sucks, but they're looking out for your general well-being. ;)

shannon said...

I think they're more likely looking out for their own tax return since tips in cash are easier to not claim...

Anonymous said...

No need to tip bagel preparers, coffee pourers, etc. Pretty tough to add personalized service to that task.

amandarama said...

By "bagel preparer," I mean "the guy I used to have a class with who calls my bagel 'the Helga' and charges me 25% of what I'm supposed to pay." He hooks me up every time I order and I can never leave him a tip - and that makes me sad.

christa said...

i went to a bar once, and they couldn't add a tip to my card because it was broke or something, so i asked if i could add the tip before they entered the amount and that worked. so it's kinda like getting cash back, and then you just use that as a tip. get it?

equippedtofascinate said...

You could get creative and carry around a pocket full of change at all times and spell out best friends with it as a tip...if anyone ever did that for me, I would think that person must be the most thoughtful, special person ever.

Frannie Farmer said...

I hate that too -- I never (EVER) have cash.

erika said...

amen.