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Tipping on self serve? Really?

I can deal w/ Starbucks and all having a tip jar. But, I went to a self serve yogurt place where you get your own, put it on the scale and the person takes your money. I was surprised to see a tip jar. Why a tip in that situation?

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    1. re: Karl S

      LOL, can I use it as such? It actually had a sign that said, "TIPS" on it, though maybe I skimmed it too quickly and it really said "SPIT.":-)

    2. Because people can be guilted into feeling cheap by not tipping is why.

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      1. re: inaplasticcup

        Yeah, probably and that brings another pet peeve of mine--when checking out, so many stores now ask you to donate money to their chosen cause. I don't believe in guilty giving.

        1. re: chowser

          That's exactly my thought. I'm so damn sick and tired of being asked to give to a cause at every store, especially grocery. NO! to all of them!
          I hate being put in a pickle.

          1. re: monavano

            Me too. And then, the store gets a tax credit for my charitable donation :(

      2. If it's a she, and she has a nice smile, I tip.

        1. I don't find it necessary to tip in that situation and I often wonder why the owner of the shop thinks it's OK. The kid at the register is just trying to make a little more money, but most supermarket checkers would like that too.

          1. Some yogurt places have smoothies and such that are made by the cashier. I'd hope that the jar is for these instances. I agree though. I think that there is some secret plan to start making us think that our change isn't ours and should just be thrown away.

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            1. re: Lixer

              I could see in that case, marginally, but in this case, there's nothing but taking money. Nothing else is offered, not even drinks.

              1. re: Lixer

                <<I think that there is some secret plan to start making us think that our change isn't ours and should just be thrown away.>>>

                Ha Ha! I totally agree! It all started with those random bowls showing up everywhere...holding all those "useless" pennies! LOL

                I think you are on to something...I think we are all being brainwashed.... :D