I brought up the subject with a group of friends and a lively discussion ensued. Most agreed that’s it’s a common courtesy to leave a tip. Then the subject of tipping business owners came up. I’m not only the owner, but the driver. Some felt tipping a business owner isn’t necessary, but others argued that if it’s a small business that has provided good serve, you tip. It was an interesting conversation. We were at a winery, so the question of tipping servers came up. Some wineries don’t allow tipping. Others prohibit tip jars on the counter.
If I have been treated well, I always leave a gratuity. Many servers work for close to minimum wage and tips make a big difference. How do you weigh in on this? Where do you stand?