Anonymous asked: Firstly I would like to thank you for this blog! I am an Aussie who has recently re-located to Manhattan and the minefield that is tipping! Coming from the service industry back home I can certainly appreciate a good tip, but in Aus tipping is not really the done thing so here I am with a million questions on the etiquette of tipping! I have two main dilemmas at the moment:
1) Do I tip my dry cleaner who does my wash and fold?
2) I tip my barista at starbucks but why not the poor teenagers who work at McDonalds or other chain stores?
I would also like to issue a formal apology to my delivery drivers, i thought $2 per delivery was the done thing! I have seen the light and will rectify my ways!
I like to tip my laundry place. They washed my underwear.
Fast food places have different policies than restaurants, and cafes. Also I don’t ever eat at them, so I don’t have an answer.