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The Tao of the Tiny Tip

How to handle terrible food service, plus born-again co-workers and shockingly rude friends.

Miss Conduct
(Illustration / Nathalie Dion) Illustration / Nathalie Dion
October 14, 2007

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My husband and I recently had breakfast at a casual restaurant, and our waiter was absolutely terrible. I wanted to skip the tip and write the waiter a note telling him specifically why I did not feel he deserved one. My husband was mortified at this idea and instead gave the waiter a very small tip. I feel my actions ... (Full article: 968 words)

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