The title really doesn’t mess around, does it?

/The title really doesn’t mess around, does it?

So just why are Americans so obsessed with tipping? (Spoiler: Prohibition, amongst other reasons.) And would Life As We Know It come crashing to a halt if we stopped doing that and actually started paying service staff living wages instead? (Spoiler: No.)

For the record, Australia isn’t really a tipping culture–it’s okay to do here, but not expected–and we certainly don’t pay waiters $2 an hour (I think it’s something more like $15).

Which isn’t to say everything in the industry is perfect but… yeah.

$2 an hour. Jesus.

2018-02-08T08:08:56+00:00 6th September, 2014|Tags: culture|Comments Off on The title really doesn’t mess around, does it?