Re: We haven't had a conversation about tipping in awhile
Jim Steele wrote:
Tipping is so alien to me that I managed to completely piss off a waiter on my honeymoon in Italy where tipping *is* expected. It honestly didn't occur to me. We spent the week wondering why the guy started off being so pleasant but then progressively treated us with ever increasing, blatant contempt.
Didn't twig until we were on the plane home. Still feel like such a monumental asshole when I think about it.
I have no idea why I'm telling you this.
please kill me
If I can quell your guilt, I can assure you that in Italy tipping is definitively *not* expected. It's nice if you do, but it's not common (except for exceptional service... or if the server is cute). The only places that expect
tipping are tourist traps that cater to American visitors and travellers.
Oh, I stand corrected. Well I feel like less of a git now, thanks!
That waiter was just an arsehole, I guess. This was nearly ten years ago, by the way. Should probably let it go.
Ghost of TrekBBS past.
Last edited by Jim Steele; November 7 2012 at 01:29 PM.