When considering a trip to a country that you do not know, it is good to know what the customs are in relation to tip.
And this is something we had to learn during our road trip coast to coast travel through the United States and Canada, and apply every time we received a service, such as in bars and restaurants, hotels and taxis.
The way of understanding the life in the United States It is based on the money you have to earn with your work, but not only that, but with a job well done. Therefore, in restaurants where there is a waiter service the tip is mandatory.
Wages paid in general are not high, and it is assumed that for that reason we can benefit from tighter prices, so if you also receive good service, you have to “pay it”.
In my opinion, and unlike what happens in Spain or in other European countries, tip It should not be debatable in the United States. According to the experience of our trip, the service strives to treat you well, to take care of you, to replace your sodas if the glass appears empty, to facilitate your choice of the menu, etc ...
Street music in San Francisco
In bars and restaurants, unless the waiter's service is really disastrous or impolite, or the food horrible, YOU MUST TIP.
My advice is to leave 1 percent, if the service is good, 15 percent, if you are satisfied, and even 2 percent are very, very satisfied. We used to leave about 15 percent of the total bill.
Something similar happens in taxis.
Based on this rule so nothing is free, also when listening to a street concert for a while, or enjoying any other similar activity, it is well born to leave a reasonable tip, depending on the time you have been enjoying that offer.
Let's say that between 1 and 10 dollars would be reasonable. In other words, if you don't like the show, don't stop to see it, and if you like it, enjoy it… but give something.
Finally, as a curiosity, in many United States restaurants You will find that ladies over the age of 60 are full-time or part-time as waitresses.
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