Answers to things that make you go “hhhhmmmmm”

9262500-group-of-question-mark-symbols-part-of-a-seriesI had a wonderful spa-day yesterday – facial, massage and more! I was more than relaxed…until check out and pay up time. I was there using a gift certificate from my darling husband  and really hadn’t thought about tipping so when I was asked, “would you like to add a tip”, I had to think quick on my freshly pedicured feet! I’m not a frequent flier in this arena but I guessed that 20% was a safe and possibly generous bet, so I calculated that dollar amount – remember I was emerging from the very fuzzy, happy state of post deep-tissue massage bliss, so thinking about money was not my best skill at the moment! Then the sweet cashier said, “Between all of them?”  Color me flustered! I really don’t know if that was a judgement on the amount or a request for some clarification of who gets what so I just said, “yes” and let her interpret and calculate for herself. I hustled on out of there in my little disposable, rubber flip flops just a little less relaxed than I had been 5 minutes before.

I have faced this predicament before – how much to tip a server at a self-serve restaurant? How about the off-site airport shuttle guy…oh the pressure! So this time I was determined to at least get the spa/salon tip issue put to bed for good. So of course, Google is my friend and I found more than was looking for, as usual.

There is so much information in the world – isn’t it nice when it gets summarized like this for us?!  Here is everything you need to know about tipping – Thank you J.D. Roth!



55 and Change blogger, Laura, is loving life! She embraces the freedom that this age and stage allows. She is married to Paul, a very loving, supportive (and patient!) man and they have a large, close-knit family, most of whom live nearby. She is a daughter, a sister and aunt, a mother of two wonderful children and grandmother of two adorable little sweethearts. She loves to work hard in a business about which she is very passionate. Blogging is a pursuit that stretches her out her comfort zone and satisfies a long neglected creative urge.

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  • Amy
    June 6, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Great personal connection! Your spa day sounds wonderful. This little gem will help keep all the stress away.

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