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Tipping a Valet at a parking garage

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by spidercan, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. rxcats

    rxcats Senior member

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    I tip in the very rare instance that I use the valet service in front of a restaurant; I usually try to find street parking. When at Union Square, I either park at 5th and Mission or Sutter-Stockton as neither one has valet parking. Occasionally I park at O'Farrell, but I NEVER tip the valet there. I figure the garage has valet so they can cram more cars in to make more money.
     
  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    This^^^
    A buck or 2 when you pick it up is ok....if they bring it out.
     
  3. why

    why Senior member

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    Do you pronounce it vallit or vallay?

    I like to mix it up, personally.
     
  4. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Do Americans actually prononce it vallit?

    lefty
     
  5. why

    why Senior member

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    Used to be commonly pronounced that way, it seems. At least they do in old movies and TV shows. Nowadays it's not as common for young people to say it, but I figured I'd try to bring back heavily anglicized foreign words. If it's good enough for Lord Byron and Shakespeare, it's good enough for me.
     
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  6. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Do you have a chaise lounge in your foy-yur?

    lefty
     
  7. why

    why Senior member

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    Who do I look like, Don Ju-ahn?
     
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  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I have never understood the foy-yur thing. Also, please, we get paid with a cheque.
     
  9. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I will tip $5 for hotel valets. I would never utilize a restaurant valet service. I'll park twenty blocks away and walk.
     
  10. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    Well I've been tipping too much. :(

    I don't use the valet service unless I have to but I thought I was being cheap tipping 5. Now I won't fee bad when I hand the guy 2 bucks.
     
  11. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    we park in the garage that's underneath our aptbldg - kids sports stuff has us using the car 3-4 times a week. we call & tell them what time - car is waiting & hand them $1 ($2 if we gave short notice or are really late), hoiday time though it's $200 in the xmas card.
     

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