The Round Up

“Tipping is good karma.”

— tip jar sticker

The gratuity for any service can be complex or simple.

I prefer the simple method.

To tell a waitress, barista, or cabbie you appreciate them, knock the right digit off the amount of the bill and double it. $62.50 -> $6.25 * 2 = $12.50

Then round up.

The round up speaks a little louder, says a little more, and costs you virtually nothing. It’s like the difference between a thank you email and a thank you card, or a gift and a gift card.

It’s that little extra which means more.

Of course, looking the server in the eye with a smile and giving an honest thank you means the most of all.

Yesterday’s gift of time … Rounded up all the gratuities as I flew the friendly skies. 

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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