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'He liked the new dog food. He left us a tip.'
"How much are we supposed to tip the guy who followed us to our room and flicked the light switch?"
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Glimpses One Dollar
A tip jar in a courtroom
'Is this the service charge for my convenience store or have you inadvertently billed me for refurbishing Oxford street?'
"The maître d' here is a master at economic profiling.",
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"We add an eighteen percent gratuity for parties of six or more."
"They have competitive rates. It's the service charges that kill you."
Restaurant - Free lunch!* *plus $29.95 service charge for shipping and handling.
"There's a $2.00 service fee for that friendly greeting."
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"There's a two doggy treat service charge for fetching your paper."
'No tipping please.'
'The cost of your flight went up because we now include gratuity for parties of seven or more.'
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'Do you mind leaving a tip before I wait on you so I can determine my service level for this table?'
'Dad, I've decided to make some money to supplement my allowance.' 'Good for you. Got a little mowing job?' 'Nope. A tip jar. And oh by the way, 15 to 20 percent is customary.'
"It's going to be my first protest song, as soon as I can figure out some words that rhyme with 'Napster,' 'Bertelsmann,' and 'service charge.'"
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Tipping in Restaurants
'What do our service charges cover? -- people who ask too many questions!'
"A tip?... Yes, I'll give you a tip. Never eat here, the service is terrible!"
'You'll be asked to rate my service after the meal, so could you give me a little hint just how much you expect from me?'
Please tip in advance.
'For a service charge of just two dollars, no one will ask you how everything is.'
'Is this like when we tip our waiter?'
'I wonder how much I should tip to get a good cloud?'