I was think of how I rarely tip my first time at an establishment, except a sit down resturants.
A tip is designed to be a reward for good service. And it irks me when there as a tip jar at the teller. How do I know if the service kicks ass and I shoudl tip well, or it sucks and I shouldn't tip? So unless I tip at the end of a process, I don't tip until the next time I go to the establishment.
It's not that I'm cheap, I often tip at 20% with a one dollar minimum, it's just that I want to know that the service is good before I reward for that service.
I used to tip first without thinking about it, but the number of times I've gotten crappy drinks, etc. I just had to ask myself why I was rewarding shitty service.
So now that I have unvailed my dark secret, what are your tipping habits?