It doesn't make any sense. It is just a place where you are somewhat forced into tipping by the social compact.
non American wrote:
why? Not trying to play devil's advocate here, and I appreciate the tipping culture is different in the States.
I can understand tipping a waitress or whatever, as you're paying for your drink/meal and then the tip is for the service. But why tip a barber, when you're already paying $X which is entirely for the service of cutting your hair, there's no actual goods being received beyond that.
An argument can be made that the group that over tips the most and is responsible for the most extreme amount over tipped is the criminal class.
old guy 70 wrote:
The best tippers are people who once worked for tips.
When I drove a cab 35 years ago the best tippers were cocktail waitresses and bar tenders.
What section of Queens still has 10 buck haircuts?
I live in Queens, NY. Barber costs $10. I'll tip anywhere from $3-$5 depending on my mood.
He actually doesn't have any hair. And the barber is really a knobjobber but it's a good story anyway.
Star wrote:Bigshot Runner wrote:
My barber makes an office call for me once every two weeks, on Tuesday morning. Quite the convenience and of course he is the best barber in the city in which I reside. Yes I tip him. Also gave him a $500 bonus the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Will give him $1000 the Tuesday before Christmas.
You must have lovely hair.
Yes - $16 hair cut - Barber gets a $20
I concur. One of the best things to come out of my going to Law School was that after my first year I spent $10 on electric clippers and teaching myself to cut my own hair. The decision was made easier by living in a town with a barber who was only there two or three days a week and I am fairly sure he was drunk by mid-morning. At least I hope he was drunk..
Either my wife cuts my hair or I do it myself. HUGE time and money saver. Highly recommend this.