Originally Posted by Brian278
I parked cars for several years on and off in high school and college which has made me particularly sensitive to tipping of all kinds. I think anyone who has been a waitress, bartender, valet, etc. has a different perspective on tipping.
Ditto. My minimum is 20%, but I have gone up to 50% on more than one occasion. I've worked a number of different delivery jobs, and I sincerely consider tipping to be one of the best shorthands for character.
Could also be class anxiety, to be candid, because rich people tip terribly. WHen I worked in a liquor store, there was nothing I hated more than getting called to the register to help some bourgie twat load his cases of merlot into his Bimmer. Invariably, he'd tip a couple ones, tops. The choice mark was always the blue collar guy who needed help getting his kegs of Miller into his truck. That guy would be ashamed not to tip $10. I remember reading an article about Boston sports fans, and it was confirmed by cncession stand employees and "getcher peanuts" guys that Hockey fans tip best, basketball fans tip worst.