Bago umuwi sa Pinas noong Enero, nagpapalit ako ng dollar a five dollars. Pangtip sa resto, sa airport sa hotel at sa taxi.
Sa States, ito ang tip:
Restaurants: 18% has become the norm.
Hotel porters: $1 per bag minimum, but it doesn't hurt to tip as much $5 per bag.
Hotel concierge: $3 to $5 for a simple service. For a more complicated request, $20 and up.
Pag hindi ka nagbigay ng tip sa resto, asahan mong pagbalik mo, hindi ka papansinin ng mga waiters lalo kung humihingi ka ng refill. Sa mga salbaheng waiters, maraming ginagawang kasalbahehan sa pagkain na ayaw kong maimagine. ewwwwwww.
Kung hindi taxis, kailangang bigyan mo ng tip ang driver ng hotel shuttle bus at pati ang hotel concierge.
Ito ang nakakatawang bribe-tip.
Tipping does have a dark side: It can be demanded, and shade over into bribery. Edward Girardet, a Swiss-American journalist and producer, was driving through the streets of Kinshasa when a policeman stopped him and declared in French, "You broke the traffic rule. You didn't stop at the line. You must give me a 50-dollar tip." What line, asked Girardet. "This line," said the policeman, and he proceeded to draw a line with a piece of chalk. "I just shook my head and drove on," Girardet says. "I figured that as he had no gun or mode of transport, there was nothing he could do."Binigyan ko ng tip yong airport attendant sa Japan, tinanggap naman niya. Sabi nila hindi tumatanggap. Pagbalik ko sa eruplano, ako ang hinahanp niya kaagad. Hati-hati naman yata sila.