If you can not afford to leave a tip of 15 percent or more, stay home or order take out. Bad server, don’t leave nothing or worse just a penny; tip well anyway! Who knows your tip may just have the power to turn their bad day into their best day ever! Tip wise at least. You never know what a server may have dealt with before you arrived so give them the benefit of the doubt and always tip! For someone in the wait staff profession, tips make up 15-25 percent of their total earnings. Don’t rob them of their livelihood.
Did you know that the richest man in the world could spend 1 million dollars a day and still not run out of cash over 350 years later? I wonder, does he tip well? I sure hope so!
On a recent layover, I stopped in an airport cafe. I just had a drink and a cup of their soupe du jour. The bill totaled a mere ten dollars and change. A generous tip would have been $2.50 or $3. but, I decided to leave the waitress the same amount of the bill. I asked her if she had to pool tips with the rest of the staff which used to be a common practice back in my waiting days, but she said no. Had the answer been yes, I would have pushed for pay out percents so I could have upped the tip left so she could still net a Hamilton to take home!
When I was just out of college, I could not have afforded that. Even when first wed, we would not have been able to either. But, now as we are in the second half of our life expectancies, we can be more generous. And that is the point of this post!
Be generous not just with your funds but with your time, talents, and energy too.
People need Godly wisdom and counsel so ‘tip’ them well.
Use your words generously to offer encouragement and love.
No problem. Go pro bono publico with your professional abilities acquired while you were in the work force and help out the general public. Or better yet, offer your services to a struggling Christian firm or to your home church.
Can you see there is more to tipping than meets the eye?
We all can use a little pick me up every now and again so be generous to that waiter and who knows they just might become a dear, old friend. Wouldn’t that be a great way to…
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” II Corinthians 9.6-8
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