Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What Would You Do?

Here's a hypothetical scenario:

You and your partner are getting a new stove delivered. You already know your partner isn't the best tipper. Not only that, he gets angry at me when he thinks I over-tip. The last time we got an appliance delivered, I had to quietly slip the guy a twenty to round up the five JB gave him. For crying out loud, it's a refrigerator, not a pizza!

But I digress from my hypothetical scenario. So let's say that after the guy hauls in your new stove and connects the gas line, you prepare yourself with a $20 bill surreptitiously folded in your right hand.

Then, hypothetically, your usually thrifty partner surprises you by handing the guy $30. And the happy Home Depot delivery man shakes his hand. Then reaches out to shake yours.

Do you:

A: Top off his $30 tip with the $20 bill in your hand?

B: Slip the money in your pocket, hoping nobody notices but knowing everyone will?

C: Offer a hearty fist bump instead?

D: Refuse to shake the poor guy's hand, possibly making yourself appear crazy and/or racist?



Just curious.




5 comments:

  1. well, you didn't mention how hot he was. one MUST factor in the hotness quotient. It's science!

    It hot - slip him the other $20, of course.

    But seriously, you can always so, "oh, I see he already caught you, thanks so much for your hard word today". But if he's hot, give him the extra $20

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  3. You'd already planned the $20. You might as well make the guys day. Who knows when you'll get good tipping Karma come back to you.

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  4. We had appliances delivered last week but we didn't tip the guys since they damaged our floors, scraping the refrigerator along our hardwood.

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  5. I could not imagine what Luis would do if a delivery guy scraped something in their house.

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