For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 8 months ago

    There is an art to tipping (and as Larry David would say, it’s confusing); but given Elly’s limited experience with travel, it’s not too surprising she does not know what it is. I believe $2 a bag is typical for bellman carrying one bag, but I do not know what it was back in 1985 when this comic strip was originally published. I guess more than 75 cents.

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 8 months ago

    spécialement au Canada

  3. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 8 months ago

    I have the same problem, Elly! I finally got smart—-and this works for me—-I carry a calculator in my purse and a suggestion of what tip to pay to whom… Sorry, I don’t have an iPhone (or one like it), and I have yet to figure out to extract the calculator in the cellphone I Do have… I’m technologically challenged ;)

  4. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, 8 months ago

    My guess is, the fancier the uniform, the more they expect to get as a tip.

  5. ILuvLu

    ILuvLu said, 8 months ago

    The art to be learned is how to be gracious and pleasant regardless of the amount of tip you are paid.

  6. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, 8 months ago

    Aussies don’t tip …

  7. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I hear you Ellie, tipping can be stressful!

    My issue is with the beer store near me. I carry the case of beer to the counter, pay, and take it to my car. The punk-kid cashier has a tip jar! For what? i carried the beer all over the place! He sat on a stool and watched SportsCenter!

  8. Jean

    Jean said, 8 months ago

    the commissary near us has baggers that take your bags to the car and work just for tips. I have never figured out how much to tip them, it used to be 25 cents a bag but that was in 1968. Now days when I bring my own bags and make sure they are full instead of 3 items in a bag, I still tip about $3 for a average bill of groceries. Too much? Too little?

  9. rshive

    rshive said, 8 months ago

    In panel 3, Ellie looks and acts like a little old lady. My general approach is to carry my own stuff. When I played golf where caddies were required, they almost had to rip the bag off my shoulder.

  10. SheMc

    SheMc said, 8 months ago

    Looks like Ellie might have to carry her own bags when she checks out!

  11. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @ILuvLu

    I agree!! Why does everyone feel the need to be tipped to do their job?

  12. gaebie

    gaebie said, 8 months ago

    We watched “Good Fellas” last night. Where EVERYBODY got tipped $20 or better. In 1970 dollars.
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    Of course Elly runs with a different crowd.

  13. mkcsSquirrel

    mkcsSquirrel said, 8 months ago

    I was a waitress during college and I know how hard of a job it is. That being said as a single women, then married I have always made it a point to tip high 25% and up because it is a hard job. The assumption that women are bad tippers or get irritated it their husbands tip big is not the case with any of the women I know. ****Funny story though one time my husband and I were eating out and the waitress was so obvious that she thought flirting with the man would get her a big tip that she literally ignored me and practically sat in my husbands lap. I have never seen a waitress who had to reach across a patron so many times literally bopping him in the cheek once with her chest. Should have seen her face when she brought the check and I picked it up to pay for it. I then told her she should treat all her customers well because you never know who is tipping. That being said still tipped her 25% because it is the right thing to do

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Back to travelling…
    One of the things I had to teach myself was to have small bills ready for tips and to know how much to give for which service.

  15. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, 8 months ago

    @dukedoug

    Big Joe would like a word, Mr. Pink

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