You can always ask me about American cultural oddities like tipping… (And why not apologize for LEAVING ME? TO HAVE FUN?)
I will bear that in mind! I mostly am just paranoid there’ll be times I should tip and I won’t realise it.
Also I really hate how taxes aren’t included in listed prices. Why you gotta be so complicated, America?
(And I will still be textable! So not that different!)
Tips: restaurant bills (18%), cabdrivers (18%), leave in hotel room for the maid, curbside check in at the airport, and the person driving the airport shuttle if they put your bags in the van (but not a regular bus driver or anything). A dollar or two (or a dollar per bag) are fine for any of these except the first two. Restaurants, cabdrivers, and maids are the ones that you really shouldn’t forget.
Don’t forget to tip your bartenders!!
I generally do 15-20% if I’ve run a tab, depending on the drinks ordered. If it’s a bill full of beers I’ll probably tip on the lower end because that doesn’t take a lot of work from the bartender, but if it’s a bunch of complicated shots or cocktails I’ll tip more. Or about $2 per drink if I’m paying by the drink (again, more if it’s a complicated drink).
Thanks for the info. I knew these, but more confirmation is good - and actually it was the concept that you need to tip bartenders which made me have my initial “tipping culture is so different and confusing there” freak out.
Everyone forgot to mention that januarium needs to give her excellent Disney tour guide/rental car chauffeur a 75% tip. The other stuff isn’t really important, don’t listen to them.