Basically the general guidelines

  1. we will allow ourselves to dine out once per quarter to allow for the occasional business meeting or special celebrations
  2. if we are out on business or having a meeting in a coffee house we can order the bare minimum needed to mix in, no need to be bigger freaks than we already are, right? **snort**
  3. coffee does not count, we gave up fancy coffee long ago so the occasional coffee we feel is not a problem
  4. if on a business trip there is no way we will be cooking from a hotel room


Keep on keepin' on

Last night I worked at the local coffee shop for a few hours. It was my first time out on my own, I bought a 2 dollar black coffee, added a bit of milk and called it good. Normally I would have had a cookie and then felt the need to leave a big tip, Because you know she had to pour coffee and ring up 2 items. I dropped some change in the jar but didn't feel the need to leave a huge tip. I'm think I would have spent 5.50 total. I saved 2 so I'm going to call it 3 for bookkeeping ease.

I am in no way advocating leaving small tips. Please continue to tip as desired. Everyone deserves what they earn. But for a cup of drip I didn't feel a dollar tip was needed. Thoughts? Am I now a cheapskate? Was I wrong?

In other thoughts. If I leave a link for a recipe it will more than likely lead you to my blog. Or another trusted site. I won't be posting recipes here, this is more of journal on this particular project. I will continue blogging life, recipes and randomness (3!!) at Hey What's for dinner Mom? my other 'real' blog. If you ever just want to check out the other site by all means do! the link is going to be right up there in the right sidebar.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think you're wrong. I don't ever tip at Starbucks b/c I know they already make a nice amount per hour, and I usually just tip my change at a small coffee shop. It's not like they're running around like a waitress to provide everything for you at $2.30/hour!