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Old 11-15-2005, 12:39 PM   #21
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Where do you put the $2, on the pillow? How does the maid know it's a tip?
There's usually a envelope with the maid's name on it.
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Old 11-15-2005, 01:00 PM   #22
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There's usually a envelope with the maid's name on it.*
Never saw one of those at Motel 6.
I guess you would just leave on the pillow there.
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Old 11-15-2005, 01:09 PM   #23
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I usually left it on the bed. I've never stayed anywhere where an envelope was left with the maid's name.
Whether they knew it was a tip or not, they always took it. So I felt I did my part.
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Old 11-15-2005, 01:45 PM   #24
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I think you leave maid tips on the dresser in an envelope, but I'm no Miss Manners so I'm probably wrong.
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Usually stay in "budget" hotels/motels, cause I'm cheap frugal, and carry my own bags, so no bellhop/cab driver/porter to tip. But, after a few days of throwing all my spare change on the dresser, viola, housecleaning tip!!
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:12 PM   #28
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Haven't been traveling for a while, and I have some questions on tipping.

We're going to stay at a 4-star hotel (thanks, Priceline!) in St. Louis. Is there likely to be a bellhop taking us to our room (we will only have one piece of luggage each), and if so, how much tip?

Courtesy shuttle from the airport -- tip?

Exotic dancers - 15%?
Bankrate.com is doing a survey on holiday tipping.

http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/pf/20051219a1.asp

Strange. There are no exotic dancers on the list of "service providers".

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Old 11-19-2005, 09:11 PM   #29
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I don't get out THAT much but when I do I tip pretty big. OTOH I'll stiff anyone that renders poor service.

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Old 11-20-2005, 05:26 AM   #30
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At my bachelor's party, over 20 years ago, before the era of lap dances, my brother tipped the cute strip club waitress $20 with the first drink order. He thought that he would get good service all night, but she promptly dissappeared, thinking that kind of money was going to obligate her to more than delivering drinks. The moral to this story was, you can tip too much.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:15 AM   #31
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I once went to a gentlemen's club right after work, dressed in a suit and tie. After a while the star of the show slithered my way. She lightly licked my ear and whispered, "Can I borrow your tie?" "Hommina, hommina, hommina" I answered.

She slowly removed my tie, eased her way back up on stage and danced my tie in, out, up , down and all around. My tie actually totally dissappeared for a while. No, not to a dry cleaner butt but under her ah, costume.

For the ride home I tied my tie to the car antenna. Didn't want to greet DW smelling too stanky and wasn't about to pitch out a good silk tie. I hate it when my tie has more fun than I do. No tip for her.


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