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post #1996 of 7247

I think I'm pissing off my garage guy. Do you tip a couple of bucks each time you get your car on a monthly?

 

lefty

post #1997 of 7247
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I think I'm pissing off my garage guy. Do you tip a couple of bucks each time you get your car on a monthly?

lefty

I would be pissed off if I had to have a garage guy. NYC does suck.
post #1998 of 7247
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I think I'm pissing off my garage guy. Do you tip a couple of bucks each time you get your car on a monthly?

lefty
I don't have a garage or a car for that matter, but when I do have occasion to park in a garage I do tip the attendant $1 when he brings the car back.
post #1999 of 7247
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I would be pissed off if I had to have a garage guy. NYC does suck.

OT free association:

Years ago I used to handle employment litigation for an apparel company that had most of its sales staff in NY. Whenever a former salesperson sued the company, we would search for (and almost invariably find) evidence of the various ways they had been cheating/stealing from the company while employed. A paralegal who worked for the client was a former musician -- and therefore a former waiter -- and was brilliant at immediately sussing out doctored receipts, fishy expense reimbursements, etc. Once of my favorites times was when he realized that one of these guys had gotten thousands of dollars in expense reimbursements for parking charges over some long period of time -- and all of the parking stubs/tickets he submitted came from the same garage and were sequentially numbered.. smile.gif
post #2000 of 7247
laugh.gif Classic, LD.
post #2001 of 7247
A salesman would never do that.
post #2002 of 7247
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A salesman would never do that.

If memory serves, he may actually have been a sales manager during the time in question. Does that make it more plausible?
post #2003 of 7247
people who think it's important to have a car while living in Manhattan annoy me. Totally unnecessary unless they travel very frequently for work or work outside the city.
post #2004 of 7247
Thread Starter 
I can't believe I never mentioned this, but one of the truly, profoundly awful things about life in NY is that you have to pay about 50% of your after tax income out in what are essentially extortionary "tips." Or else everything in your life starts to go wrong.

Thanks for reminding me, lefty.
post #2005 of 7247

^^Easy, cowboy. The car is free, the garage $300/mth, it's in my basement, I travel most every weekend and live 8 miles from lower manhattan where street parking is easy and free. That trip by taxi is probably $40 with tip.

 

Which brings me back to the original question ... do you tip the monthly garage guy? I do tip the guy at any other garage; not sure why I don't tip these guys. I do tip a doorman for hailing me a cab, but not my own doorman. I figure that's covered in a christmas tip. I guess I could hand the parking guys a holiday tip.

 

Yes, tipping kind of sucks. I was in a hurry the other day and the cc machine in my cab was slow as fuck so I just started hitting buttons to get the hell out of there. Ended up hitting the "add 30% tip." How is that even a fucking option?

 

lefty

post #2006 of 7247
lefty, are you afraid your car will start to acquire random scratches and dents?
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post #2008 of 7247
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^^Easy, cowboy.

it's not nice to be nice, god damnit
post #2009 of 7247
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lefty, are you afraid your car will start to acquire random scratches and dents?

 

No, not worth that much. Cars are one of those things I just don't care about. Just noticing the scowls as I pick it up and also want to be a fair guy.

 

I would also add (for you anti-car nuts) that I LOVE driving in NYC. I get it, it gets me. Keep moving forward. SanFo almost fucking killed me with a goddamn stop sign on every fucking corner.

 

lefty


Edited by lefty - 6/20/13 at 2:48pm
post #2010 of 7247
There's also none of that "After you, Claude" bullshit in NYC. You know there that no one gives a flying fuck about you, so take your shot when it comes or fuck right the hell off.
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