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grady at ibiblio.org
Fri Oct 28 09:24:17 EDT 2005
The math question is certainly one major reason why I went to 20%
shortly after 15% was declared not-enough. I'm still not sure *who*
determined 15% was not-enough, and exactly when that was, but in any
case 20% is easier enough to figure out than 15%, even (for someone
mathematically challenged such as myself) that I figure it pays for
itself in not-having-to-do-mathness.
Nathaniel Florin wrote:
> I've been thinking about this for a couple days now
> (slow week) and I've concluded that a 17% tip is
> ridiculous. I mean, get a good meal and a couple of
> glasses of wine in me and then... 17%? How do I figure
> that out? I guess you take the total bill and divide
> by 6 and add enough change to get to a round number,
> but that's way too complicated.
> Multiples of 5, always multiples of 5.
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