“Tipping is good karma.”
— tip jar sticker
The gratuity for any service can be complex or simple.
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.