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Tipping is not a city in China

Dear Editor:

Ten percent (plus a dollar) is not OK!

It’s no longer 1950, people. When was the last time you worked for $5.45 an hour? In case you weren’t aware, that’s the wage that most servers in this valley earn.

All of us in the service industry depend on your generosity of tipping the appropriate amount (which in this century is 18 to 20 percent of your total bill) in order to pay just our living expenses.

So the next time you are frequenting your favorite restaurant or bar, and you run your server’s butt off (“Water with lemon, no ice” “Can I have an extra side of mayo?” “Oh, we wanted separate checks”), please be sure to take good care of them. Remember to consider the gratuity as part of the total amount you will spend for your dinner out. It’s hard work, and we do our very best, hoping that you will tip well and that we will be able to make rent this month.

Thank you from all of us.

Shawn Delaney

Basalt


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