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Discussion in 'General' started by Isafari, Jul 9, 2008.

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    Oh the garbage men here make more mess than they clear. This is no lie - the day after garbage collection our council send a street cleaning team over the route to clean up the mess they've made.

    Remind me what I pay my taxes for?

    We have a nice postman though and always give him something at Christmas.
     
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    We've found if we tip the bartender our drinks suddenly get stronger lol....
     
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    I don't tip my hairdressers... usually cos I go to different ones cos they're useless. I always get home and after brushing my hair find all their faults... :( So no... no tipping when they don't deserve it. I am still trying to find a decent hairdresser here after 7 years of living here.
     
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    Isn't that the worst, Helly? :rolleyes: It took me 11 years to find someone that can do a decent job with my hair. ELEVEN years! :eek: Now I keep worrying that she's either going to give up her business or move away! :eek:
     
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    It is the worst because if you get a rotten hair do it takes ages to grow out :( plus it makes you feel awful cos you look awful and know it! lol.
     
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    Too true! I have the worst hair and it is very unforgiving of mistakes. It's awful to have a chopped up mess!
     
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    My sister in law does my hair for free. And I get to slap her if she does it wrong. :evil:

    Tipping on cruises is the one that gets me - they actually give you envelopes and suggested amounts?? :eek:
     
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    I *think* the last cruise Jon and I went on, it was added automatically...at least for some of the staff.
     
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    Yes, to both. They do give you envelopes and amounts and there are some cruises where the gratuity is added by the day. :yes: It's easier that way (the automatic adding). You still do tip the bartender though.

    Some tours expect that too. I know friends of mine did an Ireland tour and at the end the guide and the driver expected at least $20 per person for the tip.
     
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    When I went on a flight over Angel Falls in Venezuela the pilot decided that we could either pay him to get us out of the jungle or leave us there :( We had no choice really did we? and no point complaining afterwards because believe me no one cares and no one wants to hear it... go back? NEVER again if you paid me.
     
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    Oh my gosh! :eek: I would have been frightened to death. :(
     
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    We were he was very menacing :(
     
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    Wow that's what I call holding out for a tip. :eek:
     
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    Not quite on the same scale but we went to Kennedy Space Centre with gator tours on a rocket launch day.

    The driver asked us all to get back to the coach area before the launch so we could watch from a good spot etc. We get back there and he says "ok then, my contracted day is now finished other than driving you back. So if you want to stay you better collect some tips"

    Anyway the people who wanted to pay and watch outnumbered the people who wanted to mutiny, tie him naked to a tree and drive the bus back ourselves :( so he got a nice fat wad of cash :(
     
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    :nono: That's disgusting.

    I hope both you and Helly, Keith reported the incidents to the proper "authorities?" I know in the Mad Pilot case there may have been no one else, but that pilot's name can be made public to warn others, and the same with the Gator Tours people.

    It's all just a little too blatant and scary to me.
     
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    Really. I would have thought the vote would have been MUCH closer. Jeez. People don't know how to have fun anymore, do they?
     
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    I know :( I grumbled, heck I'd even found the rope by that stage but no go.
     
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    Well perhaps if you'd been wearing your hat and riding your mechanical...whatever....people would have been more inclined to agree with you....
     
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    next time, cowboy hat, whip, the full outfit :yes:
     
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    See there...now you're catching on. Sometimes it's not about what you know, it's about what you're *wearing*. Women have known this secret for ages.
     

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