Americans - Explain tipping to me, please
Monday, January 07, 2013
So I go on my trip in 34 hours. Yikes. That means in 58 hours I will be in the states! OMG. I am freaking out.
So in NZ tipping is not the done thing. We tip occasionally, only at restaurants and only if the service is exceptional, and even then it is at peoples discretion. However, I know that in the states tipping is the common and done thing. So, if you don't mind could you give me some pointers? Who do I tip, and how much? For example, I know I need to tip in restaurants, but what about fast food places? When I get a coffee? When I get on a bus? I have no clue, as you can see! It is just not in my culture to tip!
Thanks for your help!