The Biggest Tip

I’m not the greatest tipper. I average somewhere between 10 and 15%. Tipping used to be based on service. No longer. Now-a-days, it is expected. Last week, I went with a friend to Carmelita’s. After we ordered, two guys came in with guitars and began to serenade the customers, asking for requests after which they seemed to be waiting for a tip. Unless I have requested something, I don’t tip, and these serenaders had not been invited. In fact, I felt a bit like my space had been invaded. However, the meal itself was splendid although I could not eat all of my Mexican pizza nor could my friend finish his burritos. The bill came to $12.00 plus the tip, not a bad price although I was drinking water. Several days later, I went to Lowe’s to purchase a dimmer for a light. When I reached for my credit card, it wasn’t there. Yikes! Where did I last use my credit card? Carmelita’s. I called; they were holding my Discover card in a safe place. When I picked it up, I remarked with a wink to the receptionist that I guess I had left a pretty big tip.

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About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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4 Responses to The Biggest Tip

  1. germelman says:

    While you were blogging this morning  I was practicing my French, Danish, and Portuguese on the topic of food. I have reached my 225 consecutive day learning five languages. After I warm my coffee,I will practice German and Vietnamese. It does wonders for my memory. Check out Duolingo for free.Noah ( this also helps me pass the time when my spouse is traveling!)

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

  2. Rans Halwa says:

    I read your “bobos” usually, though they are not matched with my views. Only I read them to improve my English knowledge. Thanks for getting time to share your thoughts.
    Rans from old Ceylon.

    • bobosbest says:

      Rans, Thanks for responding to my blog. I very much appreciate your using them as an English language learning tool and hope that we sometimes agree. Thom in St. Petersburg, FL

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