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Old 11-30-2007, 02:34 PM
El Diablo El Diablo is offline
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Default Re: PDT 2/2 : Why has tipping increased?


"I'd always understood the traditional amount-to-tip-on as the meal itself"

Yes. People used to talk about "tax + tip" being a certain combined percentage applied to sale. Now most people talk about tip on top of the amount of the bill, which includes tax.

I think that's due to two things - laziness in math and some good work by the tip-receiving community in always talking about it like that, resulting in a couple extra percent coming their way.
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