The Custom of Tipping: How It Works In Different Countries
A lot of people today are aware that when it comes to tipping, the country of United States of America is considered as having citizens that are very generous when it comes to giving tips and that is the reason why, a lot of people from other countries who are just visiting will get shocked when they know if how much they could give as a tip. Of course, when you are travelling into another country, even if not in the United States, you should make sure that you did some research about the tipping custom of that country to make sure that you will not offend other people in that country. On the other hand, it is just normal that you will ask yourself as to why it is very important for every country to give tips and why is it not the same for every country. To make sure that people will be educated about the customary tipping of every country, this article was made.
When it comes to the country of United Kingdom, people give tips according to the standard tipping. However, in this country, you only tip if you are happy with the service that the certain company gave you. So, like for example, you ate in a restaurant and the waiter was very polite and serve you well, then after you check out or pay your bill, you will give that waiter a tip through handling it directly to him or just by leaving it on the table. There are times where in the tip was already added to your bill especially if you are eating in a restaurant with more than five people and you could identify it in your bill as service charge. There would not be a problem if the customer decides not to add the tip because basically, they have already paid for it. A restaurant is not the only place where people give tips in United Kingdom but also any place where they receive help from someone.
Having an interesting tipping custom is what Italy known of. Tipping is not a common culture in Italy besides from the fact that this country is very known for having service crews that wait for their customers patiently. Of course, it does not mean that they do not give tips at all, it is just that it is not their custom and they have the choice to give or not. On the other hand, this country has a good reason as to why it is not their custom to give tips to the waiter.