Should I Leave a Tip?
- 2013 7 Jul
“One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” – Proverbs 11:24-25
As followers of Christ we should always lead when it comes to radical generosity - which means no skimping on the “tip”! Did you know that, on average, those who serve us at the restaurant earn $2.00/hour? Tips give the waiter or the waitress the opportunity to earn a living. So here are some simple rules to follow when it comes to tipping:
1. Plan for it – as you budget your “eating out” allowance, plan on including a tip.
2. Go to restaurants you have discount coupons for – that way you can pay less for the meal and have more left for a generous tip!
3. Determine a percentage. Usually a 15-20% tip at the restaurant is very appropriate. If you go to a hair salon, 15-20% is also appropriate. If you get pizza delivered to your home count on tipping $2.00 - $5.00 depending upon the distance.
Oh, and did you know that there are FREE phone apps to help you calculate your tip?
So enjoy your dinner and remember that our generosity makes God’s heart smile!