To Tip or Not to Tip?

Pizza is awesome. Getting carry out awesome pizza to enjoy cuddled up at home with is even more awesome. But, tipping when you carry out? Um...I'm not so sure.

I watch a woman tip for her carry out at a pizza place today and was totally puzzled by it. Had she eaten in and sat down, well, okay sure. But to tip when you carry out, or worse yet, when there's a line on the receipt for tipping when you pay at the register -- I don't think so. 

Despite the glares, glances, or pangs of guilt. I'll always tip at least 20% when I dine in and sit, but that's it. 

Besides, tipping in an of itself seems inefficient from the customer perspective anyway (along with taxes). I think bills should just include the tip and tax and round up to a whole number, like in Europe. It makes the entire dining experience much more enjoyable, I think. But that said, I've never been on the other end; working in hospitality/restaurants. There is however, a time where tipping was seen as un-American and legislation was written up to outlaw it (per A Brief History of Tipping by Foodwolf).

What do you think? Do you tip when you order carry out or just order at the register?

And, for our regularly scheduled update...I got a bonus at work that enabled me to make an extra early payment, so I'll be done with my loans a month early (first week of April)!!! 

I'm celebrating with a live google hangout where I'll go through how I paid them off, and answer any of your questions to help those of you still going through your debt annihilation journey. Follow by email (on the top right) to get details. Keep on keep'in on, the relief of debt freedom can be closer than you think. 

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