Does it seem to anyone else that tip jars are showing up in more and more places these days? While I generally have no problem giving a tip to someone working in the service industry for a job well done, it seems harder and harder to determine when … [Read more...] about Tipping Adventures: The Car Wash
Every purchase is about value to me. If I believe an item will provide value to justify it's cost, then it's worth buying. People will obviously have differing perspectives as to the value attributed to specific things. To my son, a forty five … [Read more...] about Smart Shopping: 3 Steps You MUST Follow When Buying A Far Away Item
I received an email from my neighbor inviting me (and others) to meet up for beers. This was the second time in as many weeks he had sent such an invitation. I had to decline the first time because I had a conflict, but to be honest I didn't really … [Read more...] about How Do I Tell Friends I Don’t Want To Spend Money Socializing?
Image courtesy of warradmu at FreeDigitalPhotos.net I sat on the couch inside an Olive Garden watching the To Go Server work. I was surprised to discover that there was a person dedicated to handling To Go orders. I always thought that everyone … [Read more...] about Take Out Tipping Revisited: A Change In Perspective
While waiting for my wife to put the finishing touches on her makeup, I checked my wallet to make sure I had an ample supply of singles. We were headed to a wedding and I wanted to make sure I had one dollar bills to tip the bartender. As the minutes … [Read more...] about Contemplating the Intricacies of Open Bar Etiquette
Iâ€™ve been spending a fair amount of effort recently observing human behavior and really wondering, â€œWhat is wrong with people these days?â€ Although there are exceptions, it seems that most people are content to bury their heads in their phones … [Read more...] about There IS Still Kindness In This World