10 or 20 depending on the bill or the amount of change coming. I'm with LDMA + PB on this one. 200/day is a typical wage, I base my policy on that, not on the amount of the bill.
Your flag says it all.
Chang:Originally Posted by Chang
I am being serious. I didnt know. I never experienced this.
Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you are going to get!
So now you know not to ring the bell unless you want a very large bill.
Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.
Or you work in Notre Dame cathedral.
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no Interior Minister of Thailand's son.
look. even though they are skint and get paid 6K baht per month they still know the value of money. they still have a half-decent phone somehow. they know that 10 bahts ain't shit. "ooh thanks for the can of coke.. nearly". feck the lot of them anyhow let 'em hang.
how are they ever supposed to make it out of the doldrums with the price of whitening cream so hi?!!
Always 20, and if they show any attitude I ask for it back and leave.
Lucky you that the girls didn't all insist on their drinks!Originally Posted by Traveler
General rule in a bar. If you aren't prepared to pay for it don't touch it. That goes for drinks, girls, bells and even the loo door, although by the time you get that far you've probably paid too much. :smile:
yeah, a mate of mine who has been coming back and forth shagging whores for a few years now reckons that the grasping element is getting worse.
you spend 600 or 700 baht in a bar and you tip the waitress 20 baht and then she calls you "kiniow" and EXPECTS more. fruiting cheek. they wanna try working for it.
you are in some bar and some aged scrag asks you to buy her a drink for no apparent reason and you decline and they say "why you not buy me drink". i usually say something like "because i not want to fcuk you so i not buy you drink". then there are the hos who ask for 4 grand when they are just not even that nice. i just laugh in their faces. one threatened to bottle me but i was disgusted. i'm working away for fuck all and this whore thinks she can charge 4 grand for an fcuk?!! i can do without thanks.
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none of that shit in pattaya. 500b. thank you matron.
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then again they are more likely to rob you there.
One drink for you one for the girl, and the same for your mate, thats why your gone in Pattaya. Tip, you guys that dont I just dont believe, its just part of going out.none of that shit in pattaya. 500b. thank you matron.
I am dumbfounded that people come to LoS and tip waitress the equivalent of a full day's wages.
Perhaps next time I go to Chicago I should tip the girl in the pizza shop $ 50. She might have a sick buffalo to take care of.
How the hell can you come up with that comparison Chang. Tell you one thing, they aint glad to see you coming in your local restaurant.
I guess its just two different ways we were brought up.
Simple AO, you are advocating handing a full day's wages to the staff here. It is preceisely the same as handing $ 50 to a US waitress and furthermore you are making life hard for the poorer teachers who can't afford to hand over large tips. Why should guys earning half your income have waitresses spitting in their food, as you claim they do, simply because you are throwing money about like a tourist and they cannot? I sure don't want to go to any restaurant where you have been.Originally Posted by aging one
I give my hairdresser a Bht 20 tip, and she hasn't spat in my hair yet or given me a mohican. I do see absolute fools handing over tips that are larger than the salon charges. The girls don't think the money is a "reward" - they simply believe the farang has more money than he needs so he gives it away.
Since you have never been to my local restaurant you really can't comment, but I receive excellent service there, am on good terms with the staff and the owner. Indeed two past waitresses were fired when they were caught overcharging me. On both occasions it was the other waitresses that told the owner, not me.Originally Posted by aging one
Yep I was brought up on a farm where you got an honest day's wage for an honest day's work. You were brought up to just give people money eh?Originally Posted by aging one
No I was brought up tipping Chang, and buying things for other people as well. My father thought being a miser was one of lifes bigger sins, and he passed that on to me.
You are one cheap bugger mate.
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Kii Neow is the word you are looking for, AO.
Bar language, bar mentality.