Alright y'all. I have a confession. I, Whitney from The Glamorous Life of a Housewife, have absolutely no idea how to figure percentages. I mean, I just can't do it.
And yes, I'm a college graduate. OY!
I've tried. I've been taught time after time. I have had lecture after lecture. Husby has pulled his hair out trying to explain it. My brain simply does NOT know how to figure it out. It's as if someone is speaking a foreign language. I remember going shopping in college, seeing something for 30% off and calling my math major roommate so she could tell me how much it was going to be.
I think when God was creating my little brain, He forgot to put the percentage part in there. Somewhere up there, floating around among the beauty and crystals of Heaven, is that piece of my brain. Forever lost. I'm convinced of it.
So, when it comes time to tip someone, I never know how much to give so I over-estimate just to be safe. At least, I hope I'm overestimating. I guess there's really know way of me knowing though, right? Uh-oh. Is there an app for this?
Also, tipping confuses me. I always tip at a restaurant, salon ladies (hair, nails, etc.), pizza deliveries and bellhops/hotel housekeepers. But there are some situations that I'm unsure about. Like ....
Furniture delivery people?
Gas station attendants?
Bagger boys who take my groceries to my car?
Coffee shop barista?
I most always tip the Sonic people, unless I use the drive-thru. And if I use my debit card to pay, I just get frustrated because I don't know what to do if I don't have any cash. The other ones I've mentioned, I am hit and miss on because I simply don't know the protocol. When I am in these unsure situations, I always choose to tip if I have the cash. If I don't, I hunker down and walk away as quickly as I can to avoid anything awkward. .... As if hunkering and running away isn't awkward.
So guys, here is where you throw in your two cents. Share with me YOUR tipping etiquette. :)