15%

I am, spur of the moment and spontaneously, taking a trip with my sister to…another country! Only thing is, in doing my reading on said country, I’ve come across a blogpost about tipping and spent an hour reading the tirade of comments that followed. From what I understand, one is to pay a minimum of 15% of the total bill after tax, but no less than $5.00 and that anything with an odd number will be considered an insult unless it’s Wednesday in which case, double it, divide it by 3 and carry the 7. And if I don’t get it right, I might end up with a sneeze sandwich.

I don’t know if I want to go anymore. I’m only good at doing 10% and 20% equations. Mostly on Tuesdays.

6 thoughts on “15%

  1. Have a great trip! I wonder where you are going. Tipping might mean the U.S. or Europe. It does sound exciting – especially the spontaneous part. Lol and yuck to the sneeze sandwich.

  2. It can’t be our country. If you don’t like the service, you simply don’t tip.
    The theoretical Canadian tip is, however, 15%. In Ontario, it used to be easy to calculate: add up the GST and the PST (General Sales Tax and Provincial Sales Tax), which were 8% and 7%. One has been lowered recently, though, and the two together make only 13%. In which case, your method above sounds just about right.

  3. You’re right Checkers! I wish I had your experience and mathemagical logic to help me! 2009 is going to be a great year for us here at Fivehills, I decided…I hope it’s a great one for you too.

    And there you have it Lavenderbay…only 13% is another extremely difficult fraction for me…and you know how awkward it is trying to please your host and not knowing exactly where you’re going wrong?

    Haha…you’re kidding aren’t you? James? Kidding, right? Right?

  4. I will be taking a pocket sized calculator to work out the tricky bits – but I failed maths. OOPS!
    Perhaps you should have picked a diifferent travel partner.

    We may be forced to eat packets of biscuits and bottled water – no tip necessary!

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