Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Yesterday, I took my wife's car over to the local car wash to get it all cleaned up. If you are not familiar with the procedure of getting your car washed, well, it is much like ordering from the Soup Nazi.
You drive up and get in line. You wait till you're at the front of the line, and pull up to a designated spot, where you roll up your windows, leave the car running and step out. You then, walk up to the guy working the little register and tell him the service you would like. After this, you watch through some large windows in utter amazement, like an idiotic animal, who is entertained by a passing fly, as your car goes through the car wash - it's awesome! You pay the person at the next register, contemplate buying an air-freshener, and make your way outside as a handful of workers dry off your car. This is where my question arises.
As, you wait for them to dry your car, you have the opportunity to give the workers a tip in a box that is set up. Now, my question is not whether you tip, because I always do, but rather the way you do it. What I realized I do in any situation like this, is the following: I stand by the tip-box, take out my wallet and get my tip ready. However, I will pretend to be flipping through the money in my wallet until I am 100% sure one of the workers looks my way, and then I drop in my tip. I always, always make sure they see me tip them.
Am I the only one who does this? Does a tiny little part of you, want that recognition of doing a good deed. I always respect it when a school gets a large anonymous donation, because I know I could not do that. Am I alone in thinking this way?
Posted by Newman at 10:43 AM
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