Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

Is ‘Tipflation’ Causing a Tipping Backlash?

“Tipflation”—aka the increase in the percentage people are expected to tip (and the places that ask)—is on the rise. An etiquette expert shares how to navigate the controversial landscape, from when and where to tip, and how much.

Miscellaneous | Miscellanneous Stuff

Self-checkout machines now ask for tips in latest squeeze on customers

Consumers are now requested to leave tips at self-checkout machines at some airports, bakeries, coffee shops and stadiums across the US

Politics | Leftists Are Insane

POLITICO blows the lid off the racist history of tipping – twitchy.com

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