For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    spécialement au Canada

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years 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 ;)

  3. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 2 years ago

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

  4. ILuvLu

    ILuvLu said, over 2 years ago

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

  5. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 said, over 2 years 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!

  6. Jean

    Jean said, over 2 years 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?

  7. rshive

    rshive said, over 2 years 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.

  8. SheMc

    SheMc said, over 2 years ago

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

  9. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 2 years ago


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

  10. gaebie

    gaebie said, over 2 years ago

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

  11. mkcsSquirrel

    mkcsSquirrel said, over 2 years 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

  12. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 2 years ago

    Big Joe would like a word, Mr. Pink

  13. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 2 years ago

    Elly was never a Scout…

  14. cruftschamp

    cruftschamp said, over 2 years ago

    I only tip if I feel it’s deserved. I don’t tip porters, employed to help me with my luggage in hotels. I don’t tip people doing nothing out of what they are paid for. I do tip in restaurants, when the service is good. In countries like Egypt, where staff depends on tips I tip heavily, but on the day I leave, because I don’t want more than normal good service and there I am careful to give something to everybody, cleaning crew, desk, waiters, pool-people.
    @Overtaxed: wow, you’re quite the women-hater. (nah, don’t tell me.. I’m also not interested)

  15. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, over 2 years ago

    Now why do you suppose women subject themselves to poor service and then complain about it when they brought it down upon themselves?
    You and I don’t live on the same planet, poster-calling-itself-overtaxed. Please do enlighten those of us who live on earth as to what your planet’s name is. I’m guessing ‘Mysogeny’.

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