(Closed) How much do you tip your waiter/waitress?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How much do you tip?
    Less than 15% : (8 votes)
    5 %
    15% : (27 votes)
    17 %
    More than 15% : (118 votes)
    73 %
    Other-Explain : (9 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 92
    1381 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I tip 20%. I believe it’s the norm everywhere I’ve lived (at least in the US), in the past 6 years or so. In HS and college I think I tipped 15% but that was before the norms had changed.

    20% also makes it easier to calculate tip-just take 10% of the total bill and double that! Great for someone as bad at mental math as I am. Then I’ll round up.

    But what’s this I’m reading about doubling the tax? I’ve never heard that rule before!

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