I was at a cafe today. We only had a small order which came to 8.00 euro exactly.
My partner (a poor tipper), fished around and pulled out 8.09 euro. At this point, I objected to a .09c tip (a 5c, a 2c and 2 two 1c pieces) as insulting and said I’d rather no tip.
This, ofcourse, lead to an argument that, no matter how many times I said was not worth 0.09 and I would not participate in, would continue.
Now my bruises are starting to heal, I thought this is an interesting discussion point and one I am interested in when rationally discussing it.
Is any tip a good tip or is there a point where you are insulting the person (and nothing is better)?
Let the flamming begin…