Unfortuantely, here will always be people who refuse to tip, just the way of the world. I'd like to think tipping is more a show of appreciation for good services rendered. Most would acknowledge that in our current system valets are a tipping position, and go with the flow. I'm sure there are other DVC'rs who have been employed in the service industry (whether via a summer job, working their way through college or even as a displaced worker in hard times) and remember the drill of working a menial job for meager pay, depending upon tips to make a living wage. fyi, for those who use gift cards/coupons etc, when dining, the tip is customarily allocated on the pre-discounted amount.