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    The only real reason to order a gift before the wedding (and it's a good one) is so you can get something before the registry is too picked over.

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    So, on that note:

    My best friend is getting married in two weeks (to someone that we've both been friends with for nearly a decade now.) I am broke beyond broke, and in large part because I'm going to be in his wedding party and the planning has drained most of my funds during summer, when I didn't have constant employment. I feel weird about not giving them a gift right away, but since I've already spent nearly a grand on their wedding I just don't have the money to do that as well right. What is the approach I should take in regards to this?
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    Up to 6 months after the wedding date is fine and you'll get more appreciation for it then as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    So, on that note:

    My best friend is getting married in two weeks (to someone that we've both been friends with for nearly a decade now.) I am broke beyond broke, and in large part because I'm going to be in his wedding party and the planning has drained most of my funds during summer, when I didn't have constant employment. I feel weird about not giving them a gift right away, but since I've already spent nearly a grand on their wedding I just don't have the money to do that as well right. What is the approach I should take in regards to this?
    It's hard being in that spot especially if there are multiple events associated with the wedding you are obligated to. What have you spent the money on so far?
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    It's when we discuss Coachella that we are at our collective dipshittiest.

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    I would have never thought to tip a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin View Post
    I would have never thought to tip a teacher.
    seriously. some of the things on the list seem silly to me. can we as a society just pay people for the work and be done with it?
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    Takeout : No tip (unless they do something special)
    This is one I have always wondered about.

    I don't usually tip the person at Starbucks because they make minimum wage or higher, with benefits. I have always thought tipping was for waiters that made servers wages and for continued service, not just handing me a drink through a window. If I were sitting inside and they continually refilled my coffee, then I would tip. I am going to have to rethink this.
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    Some people just like to give gifts to their kid's teachers at the holiday or at the end of the year. I never expect it, but it is really appreciated when they do.

    At my daughter's school, the room mom practically demands donations for a holiday gift, birthday gift and end of the year gift. I think that is ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by locachica73 View Post
    This is one I have always wondered about.

    I don't usually tip the person at Starbucks because they make minimum wage or higher, with benefits. I have always thought tipping was for waiters that made servers wages and for continued service, not just handing me a drink through a window. If I were sitting inside and they continually refilled my coffee, then I would tip. I am going to have to rethink this.
    see, i have been told by servers that you do tip for takeout because they have to package all your food and condiments into special packages. so i do. but i am always so scared of not tipping properly i tend to overtip or tip when maybe i shouldn't.

    and fuck tipping at starbucks. granted, i only ever order tea with nothing else in it. and no one comes to my table to bring me more.
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    I tip for any food/drink service excluding fast food. I'm a sucker though, because I remember how useful and appreciated that extra money was.

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    I will tip for takeout when they have curbside service, they bring my food, take my money, bring me my change, all while I sit in my air conditioned car. So that seems reasonable. If I am walking in and grabbing a pizza to go or something, I don't tip. I always feel guilty for not tipping though, especially when I pay with my card and there is a line for tipping, I feel them watching me while I put a line through the tip spot.
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    wouldn't you classify starbucks as fast food? no one cooks anything (just places in a warming device), there is a drive-thru, and no one serves you.
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    I guess so. I rarely go to Starbucks and when I do I'm getting a mocha or something more complicated than just a drip coffee so a few quarters seems fair to me for the effort. But then again, I worked at several coffee shops and those tips were nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    can we as a society just pay people for the work and be done with it?
    agreed. tipping is a goofy custom.

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    No one thinks I'm goofy when I leave a big tip. Quite the opposite. And I usually say: and by the way you are very beautiful. And then the waitress will tell all the other waitresses about the 50% tip and the sweet nothings and I'm quite popular.

    Other times, if you tip the bartender a lot of money then they will start pouring you free drinks. So you can rack up a 100 $ tab and only get billed for 30 bucks but then leave a 50 dollar tip. That's not goofy

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    No, that's the bartender stealing from the bar owner.

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    I tend to tip bartenders well, and do notice the bartender pours a bit heavier the next time around. Having known several bar owners who go behind the bar and pour themselves and all of their friends free drinks, I don't really feel bad when I get a bit extra.
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    Crooks

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    And I usually say: and by the way you are very beautiful. And then the waitress will tell all the other waitresses about the 50% tip and the sweet nothings and I'm quite popular.
    as a women who has heard a few sweet nothings in her day, i promise this conversation is going a lot differently than you imagine.
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    Are you saying that they are making fun of me?

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    Yes.

    12/31: Derek Plaslaiko, Dave Aju @ f8
    1/8: Tamaryn @ The Chapel
    1/28: Beacon @ The Rickshaw Stop
    1/29: Ty Segall, Wand, Cold Beat @ GAMH
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    SHADDUP YOU KURD THIS ISNT KURDISTAN.

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    a system where customers are able to tip for exceptional service / because you feel like it is fine.

    a system where customers are expected to tip is ridiculous.

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    The valet park thing becomes somewhat of a scam when they expect something coming and going.

    I tip when leaving and try to not make eye contact when dropping off.

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    we can't complain about tipping without mentioning bathroom attendants.

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    I have only been to one place where there was a bathroom attendant in the ladies room, but I hear men mention them regularly. Is this more a men's room thing?
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    They often have attendants in resorts in Mexico in the bars, where the lady offers you gum or perfume or hairspray, they also hand you a hand towel when you are done hand washing. If you use something they were offering then you would definitely tip.
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    I'll tip bathroom attendants if I use any of their goods, because most of them pay for all that with their own money. I will confess that I'll often walk out of bathrooms with my hands wet, because I don't want to deal with tipping.

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    Some men's room attendants insist on turning on the faucet for you and squirting the soap in your hands, so if you don't want to deal with tipping, you have to walk out without washing your hands.

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