Saturday, January 27, 2007

15%, 20%, 25%

So, one day last week I had a client cancel a morning appointment so I had a precious hour to do something for me. I went to get my oil changed at a place right by my office. It was about $5.00 more than I wanted to pay, but it came with a car wash (which was not optional) so I just went ahead and did it.

Then it came by to pay.

There was a place for the tip on the receipt that you sign when you pay with your bank card. At the bottom of the receipt it said "For you convenience, 15% = ..., 20% = ... and 25%=..." I was irate. Tip? To get my oil changed? Give me a break. After tax I paid almost $30.00 for an oil change.

Seriously people! Next time I'm going to Wal-Mart. At least there they don't want a tip.

hugs, love and 15% chihuahua kisses

14 Comments:

At 5:35 PM, Anonymous Debbie said...

Did my pictures not show up when you visited? They are there really!

Better hope Wal-Mart doesn't read this post and get the same idea! LOL

And I demand 100% of those chihuahua kisses!

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger Emily said...

that is SO crazy. you know what; i would've just crossed out their tip 'suggestions' and signed the slip. doesn't seem like you should have to be pressured into giving a tip. obviously it's not a standard situation for giving tips!

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger Carol said...

Where do they think they are? The UK? Sounds like they added a value added tax, which we don't have in this country.

You were robbed...

I agree with Emily - you should written where it said "TIP".." get rid of the mandatory car wash!"..

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hugz!

 
At 11:03 PM, Blogger Goofy Girl said...

hahah that's ridiculous... people are crazy with the tips these days!

 
At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh wow, what chain is that? i will certainly avoid them!!

 
At 9:47 AM, Anonymous hoodia said...

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At 7:36 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

that is terrible!!
-did you get my message yesterday?

 
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At 11:55 AM, Blogger Carmen said...

ugh, i hate the whole idea of tipping anyway. Just pay your employees for Pete's sake. But to tip for an oil change? Get real. I guess they are under the impression "it doesn't hurt to ask".

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger Norma said...

I've never heard of tipping for an oil change. They labor prices are high enough. Well, mine isn't. My son manages a quick serve.

 
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At 10:37 PM, Blogger Tigersan said...

Oh my! Are tips like that in all of the U.S. There is no such thing as tips here. And the tips start at 15%?

YIKES!

 
At 12:56 AM, Anonymous local girl said...

I've never heard of such a thing. I don't even like it when restaurants automatically add it to the bill. A good tip should be deserved not expected.

 

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