“I wish I had the nerve not to tip.”
– Paul Lynde
My monthly gym membership with private coaching amounts to the total cost of twenty-five dollars a month. The only day I’m not there is Sunday. When the bill comes I pay with two twenties and tell my coach to keep the change. I’m sure it’s not “fiscally prudent,” but I feel that I get way more than what I’m actually billed for.
Recently I’ve had to hire people to help post reviews for my Fiverr business. Amazon is cracking down and until I get my second laptop in I need some help. Online I found a place that charges five cents per copy and paste review. Rather than using this service I called on friends and readers to help out. In exchange for about fifteen seconds worth work, I paid them a dollar.
If there’s something I like or appreciate, I’ll overpay. When it come to tipping and paying bills I’d rather err on the side of generosity.
P.S. I did a guest feature for the new edition of How To Survive Living Abroad. Feel free to check it out.