Yes, no, yes. Not sure if you're serious or mocking iolo though.
Have been known to tip the LBS. That's gotta be worth a thread in itself though, eh?
I was trying to make the point that everyone tips a waiter here. Yet in France, it's not expected, so it's really just about convention. Personally, I think it's nice to recognise people who do a fairly grotty job for you, often in return for poor wages.
What is it with xmas tipping - they get paid for the work they do and that is the reward for doing their job. I dont get a tip and i dont expect to get one
Perhaps you could tell us how much you earn in relation to a cleaner?