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Tipping Points

That awkward moment when you realize your take-out receipt has a line to leave a tip. Gulp. To tip or not to tip? How much? As you ponder, the once welcoming hostess seems to lurk with judgment. You’re starving.

The Pad Thai smells amazing. A moment of quick math and down it goes, a 20% tip. After all, that’s how much you would tip if you ate in, right? Wrong. You have over-tipped on what already may be a generous tip!

When it comes to tipping, there is a fine line between cheap and overly generous.

We’re not advocating being a cheapskate, but we also don’t want you to part with more cash than necessary. Use the below guide to sufficiently express your customary gratitude in the future. Keep it handy by saving this image to your smart phone.

To learn more about the ins and outs of tipping, check out the General Tipping Guidelines on The Emily Post Institute website.

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