Monthly Archives: November 2010

Tip jars 2 (the glass is always half something)

A few weeks ago I posted Tip jars (and their slogans), with the overall message being that the various signs attached to the ubiquitous tip jar are more than just amusing puns or witty anecdotes – they are designed to … Continue reading

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Would Australians work harder if they got tips instead of wages?

We’ve all been there. Sitting at a restaurant, waiting. Waiting … “Could we get some menus, thanks”, you ask. “Sure, I’ll be right with you”, is the reply from the waiter. They are the words you got anyway. But you … Continue reading

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Higher price. Higher tip?

Is there a greater imperative to tip the more fancy (and expensive) the restaurant? People always amaze me when they say something like, “well, I tip at fine dining restaurants but not at regular restaurants.” If you ask what the … Continue reading

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Tipping and Stripping

To what extent does a woman’s ovulatory cycle affect the amounts of tips she generates at any given time? Recent research published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior suggests it could have a staggering influence. Researchers sought to find … Continue reading

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Which Reservoir Dogs character are you?

Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 film, by Quentin Tarantino, about a group of ruthless criminals who gather at their warehouse hideout after a botched diamond store heist. Two members were missing or dead, and they soon began to realise that … Continue reading

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