wow, it’s 1:00 in the morning and i can’t sleep. you know why? because i just realized that i gave a subpar tip to a wonderful hair stylist. i cannot sleep because i messed up my math and thought that i was giving between 20 and 25%, but instead it was barely over 10%. oh my god, i am so embarrassed i can hardly stand myself right now. i already set my alarm to get there early and fix this mistake, but i really don’t think that i’ll be able to sleep until gary and star know that i’m not a bad tipper.
being a good tipper is one of the most important characteristics that one can have. so many industries rely on a service capacity. in fact, it is so ingrained into our society, that many employees in the service industry make very small hourly rates because a tip is so societally expected – after all, it makes up most of their income. that is why i feel so awful right now. i CANNOT believe that i actually left a bad tip. i don’t think that i have ever left a bad tip before in my life – well; maybe once at a vegetarian diner in newport beach -but that actually deserved it (and i still felt bad). if a server is bad but apologetic, his or her tip increases exponentially. there is something so human in making mistakes and admitting it. i think that characteristic may in fact trump being a good tipper (though barely).
oh my god, a too-low tip is the worst; especially when i really thought that gary was absolutely amazing. oh my god, this is such a bad feeling. damn my messed up math skills. i was just having too much fun talking to people in the salon. i am going to fix this first thing in the a.m. and i will fill you in on what transpires. god i can’t wait to go to the atm.