Craig Bond (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 03 Mar 1997 14:26:56 -0800
MarkMark McCormack wrote:
> Hi all
> I like to thank those who gave me info about tipping in the US. I will have > to remember what to do when I am there so as to avoid trouble.
> > I am a poor traveller and I will be staying at youth hostels and travelling > by bus across the country from north to south to west in 3
short weeks. > This means that tipping will be at a minimum. Do I need
to tip the drivers > for the long haul bus trips? The question may sound
silly but for me with a > culture of very little tipping, I do not wish
to leave to many things to chance.
No! Don't tip the bus driver. Tip waiters and waitresses unless they
provide poor service. Tip bellmen at hotels; nobody at motels, unless
you've stayed a few days and wish to leave a small tip ($1-$2/day) for
the maid. Since you're taking the poor-man's tour, you have little to
worry about other than the restaurants.
I don't think a tour bus operator should (or would) expect a tip. If he
did, he'd be disappointed with me.
Lufkin, TX, USA
"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing."
- Steven Covey