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No bill fold - where do you leave the cash tip - table or in the hands of the server?

Without the bill fold, where do you leave the cash tip?

I generally leave it with the check fold, though if they don't return it afterwards and you haven't left the tip yet, the dilemma is whether to hand it directly to the server or leave it on the table. Which do you prefer?

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    1. re: emglow101

      Since when? I've been leaving cash on the table for a long time.

          1. I normally tip on my CC, for the fare.

            When I need to tip cash, I will shake the person's hand, and pass the bill. I have done that most often with sommeliers, who provided excellent service, but also with bussers, who went beyond - and especially when the server was not that good.

            Hunt

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            1. re: Bill Hunt

              <and especially when the server was not that good>

              I've run into this often, lately.
              I'll do the same.