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Old 04-22-2013, 09:08 AM   #106
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I'm from Cornwall and we alway's tip too!
My mum doesn't get the whole tipping thing either lol where as myself and DH are mortified when she leaves nothing and end up dropping a few £s in!
My boys know to tip also and they are only 7,7,10 they always take a few £s each to our waitress at the end of the meal and remind us when they are finishing up to have the tip money ready lmao!
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:57 AM   #107
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I have to say I always tip in uk in restaurants usually 10% rounded up but more if the service has been excellent. I would hazard a guess that given the gratitude some of those tips seem to generate its not something that happens all the time for those wait staff. And yes I'm up north!
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:11 AM   #108
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I have to say I always tip in uk in restaurants usually 10% rounded up but more if the service has been excellent. I would hazard a guess that given the gratitude some of those tips seem to generate its not something that happens all the time for those wait staff. And yes I'm up north!
Exactly the same here!

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Old 04-22-2013, 10:12 AM   #109
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Sorry forgot to say we're from South Yorkshire and yes we never tip.
I would have said it's not the done thing but obviously I'm incorrect.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:47 AM   #110
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We always tip no matter what country we are in. Always. We're from West Yorkshire!
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From South Yorkshire and we always tip
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:58 PM   #112
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In from South Yorkshire now live in West Yorkshire and I also leave a tip in the UK. We always tip well in Florida and were very embarrassed a few years ago when travelling with friends who didn't tip, we had to leave tip for them!! I find it very strange that someone would travel to a different county and not adhere to their ways.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:17 PM   #113
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For everyone that tips in the UK.
Is it something you have always done, even before going to Florida?
Did your parents tip? or is it something thats come in in the past 20 years or so as more people travel the world?

As I have said apart from my Brother no-one in our circle of friends and family tip in the UK, I only started in recent years after spending so much time in the States, even now its just rounded up to the next £5, if the bill is £48.50, I will leave £50 (although last Friday the bill came to £45.50 so I left £50) but thats far more than anyone I know, they all wait for their change.

Thats our generation, I just can't imagine our parents leaving a tip, my Grandma & Grandad would turn in their grave giving money away for a tip
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:25 PM   #114
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For everyone that tips in the UK.
Is it something you have always done, even before going to Florida?
Did your parents tip? or is it something thats come in in the past 20 years or so as more people travel the world?

As I have said apart from my Brother no-one in our circle of friends and family tip in the UK, I only started in recent years after spending so much time in the States, even now its just rounded up to the next £5, if the bill is £48.50, I will leave £50 (although last Friday the bill came to £45.50 so I left £50) but thats far more than anyone I know, they all wait for their change.

Thats our generation, I just can't imagine our parents leaving a tip, my Grandma & Grandad would turn in their grave giving money away for a tip
my parents tip, in fact my Dad is more generous than me I think ... I was brought up that you tip wait staff, taxis and hairdressers! Taxis I tend to round to the pound, hairdresser gets a couple of quid, restaurants 10% of bill (and if I have a money off voucher I try to tip off what the full price would be ... so chiquitos have had a £10 off voucher running, if the bill is £22 not £32 I'll still tip just over £3 ....

Oh and the paperboy/window cleaner/postman get a tip at Christmas! I have to say we don't have a paper boy and I never see the postman but I did round the window cleaner up to £10 at Christmas!! Maybe this is why I'm always skint!!
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:25 PM   #115
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I doubt its a north/south thing.

I'mScottish and in my early 40's and have been tipping for decent service in UK restuarants for as long as I have been eating out. Also, I always tip well in the US. 18% average for TS maybe more if excellent service, £1 dollar a drink to the bar man and £1 dollar per person per day housekeeping.

My theory, certainly for tipping in the UK, is that it may be a generation thing. I know for a fact my Old Man is a right tight git when it comes to tips. Quite sure he does the same abroad. Rounding up to the nearest pound or dollar.......
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For everyone that tips in the UK.
Is it something you have always done, even before going to Florida?
Did your parents tip? or is it something thats come in in the past 20 years or so as more people travel the world?

As I have said apart from my Brother no-one in our circle of friends and family tip in the UK, I only started in recent years after spending so much time in the States, even now its just rounded up to the next £5, if the bill is £48.50, I will leave £50 (although last Friday the bill came to £45.50 so I left £50) but thats far more than anyone I know, they all wait for their change.

Thats our generation, I just can't imagine our parents leaving a tip, my Grandma & Grandad would turn in their grave giving money away for a tip


Just read this after my post.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:31 PM   #117
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I have tipped for the 25 years I have been eating out. I tip less in the UK though, 10% usually. I have lived in the West Midlands, Staffordshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Kent and Sussex so no geographical persuasion at all!

I also tip taxi drivers a couple of quid, a fiver at the hairdressers and £10 for the milkman, paper girl and window cleaner at Christmas. My grandma instilled those last three on me and she was poor.

All the friends I eat out with tip.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:32 PM   #118
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For everyone that tips in the UK.
Is it something you have always done, even before going to Florida?
Did your parents tip? or is it something thats come in in the past 20 years or so as more people travel the world?

As I have said apart from my Brother no-one in our circle of friends and family tip in the UK, I only started in recent years after spending so much time in the States, even now its just rounded up to the next £5, if the bill is £48.50, I will leave £50 (although last Friday the bill came to £45.50 so I left £50) but thats far more than anyone I know, they all wait for their change.

Thats our generation, I just can't imagine our parents leaving a tip, my Grandma & Grandad would turn in their grave giving money away for a tip
We've always tipped 10% and do the same when on holiday in Europe. I don't know if my Mum and Dad used to but I presume they did otherwise I don't know where I got it from. I don't tip at bars here but on holiday I do. I don't think it's based on where you're from, I only live a couple of miles from Wayne!
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We've always tipped 10% and do the same when on holiday in Europe. I don't know if my Mum and Dad used to but I presume they did otherwise I don't know where I got it from. I don't tip at bars here but on holiday I do. I don't think it's based on where you're from, I only live a couple of miles from Wayne!
Its got to come from family backgrounds, its same on Karens side of the family(Morley) don't know one of them that tips when going out for a meal, they never have with us with them.

Tipping a hairdresser, windowman and milkman are new ones on me
Never had a paper delivered but I used to have a paper round about 35 years ago, just got the odd tip at Xmas from the "big" houses.

Taxi I round up to the £.
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Its got to come from family backgrounds, its same on Karens side of the family(Morley) don't know one of them that tips when going out for a meal, they never have with us with them.

Tipping a hairdresser, windowman and milkman are new ones on me
Never had a paper delivered but I used to have a paper round about 35 years ago, just got the odd tip at Xmas from the "big" houses.

Taxi I round up to the £.
I grew up in Cookridge but live in Churwell now. I give my hairdresser a couple of pounds, always give taxi driver £1 but never tip our window cleaner! It's funny how we all differ.
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