Paris tipping hotel maids

Old Aug 4th, 2015, 12:14 AM
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Yup

There are imo 3-4 posters who keep claiming that we are anti-US when we disagree.

Perso, I don't see many anti-US on this thread.

(Mais je vois pas mal de commentaires anti-cons.)
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 03:39 AM
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<i>Seattle just made it more difficult to decide about tipping in the US.</i>

Not really.

That isn't to say deciding was ever hard (15% to 20%), just that nothing in Seattle has made that easy choice any harder.

<i>Locals shouldn't be yelled at, disputed, put down, fought with about their local customs, imo.</i>

To be clear, I didn't do that. I disputed some of the verifiable assertions that were made and which sought to cast a lack of tipping in moralistic terms, but I've consistently said that local norms should be observed.

<i>Just like everything in America is not perfect</i>

Pretty please, tell us all that is wrong with it!

Honestly, I don't think it is possible for someone to know less about a country than you know about the US. you think cliches are knowledge and, sadly, don't seem to care about digging any deeper. You are, in fact, one of the least curious, most superficial people I have ever encountered. You amuse me, though.

<i>but what is nasty is assuming other countries feel inferior to you.. that's sad.</i>

What is nasty and sad is trying to say that other countries are, in fact, inferior to others simply because they tip or don't tip. Nobody has been more judgmental on this thread than you.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 04:28 AM
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Over the days I've read this thread with some amusement. The question asked was fair, the answers well I would suggest that many have dome themselves no favours. Justineparis summed it up for me in the post at 6.44 am.

It also makes me realise why I seldom post in the Lounge and keep my post to the country fora both here and elsewhere.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 04:29 AM
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I've just realised this is the Europe Forum not the Lounge.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 06:44 AM
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TG I have never said a country is inferior or superior based on their tipping customs.

Do you just make up sh*t?

Also.. perhaps I should tell you, my husbands family IS American on his fathers side.. born and raised in Virgina.. and my husband made a choice to live in Canada in his twenties.. so perhaps I know a tad more then you think.. oh yeah, not possible, you know it all! lol


This thread is over for me, basically there are a few nutcases on it, but the answer to OPs orginal question was answered " no, it is not necessary or customary to tip a hotel maid in France".. even if a few strident Americans claim that's cheap and selfish( because they can only measure things by their own yardstick) .

And TG , you asked me "tell us what is wrong" ( with America) .

You. You are the prime example of what makes America less then perfect, you and your type.
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 06:52 AM
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as I understand it this "lounge" is members only....if it is anything like this thread yikes!!!
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Old Aug 4th, 2015, 07:35 AM
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<i>TG I have never said a country is inferior or superior based on their tipping customs.</i>

Except you did! In this very thread.

<i>Also.. perhaps I should tell you, my husbands family IS American on his fathers side.. born and raised in Virgina.. and my husband made a choice to live in Canada in his twenties.. so perhaps I know a tad more then you think.. oh yeah, not possible, you know it all! lol </i>

If your husband has shared any info with you, you clearly didn't process it. Or maybe you did and his information is biased and/or unreliable. You know what they say about converts after all...

<i>You. You are the prime example of what makes America less then perfect, you and your type.</i>

I don't have a type. Certainly, I don't have a type that is terribly endemic in the US. But, like I said, you are superficial, and I know that cliches and stereotypes are comforting to you, so knock yourself out.

FWIW, I don't think that you represent Canadians generally.
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Old Aug 5th, 2015, 04:15 PM
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I tipped today.
Is it bad ?
Bartender was fun, nice and the whisky seemed very non-expensive.
Gave a 3 € tip. Maybe 4 €...
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Old Aug 5th, 2015, 04:30 PM
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How many whiskys did you have, Pariswat, that you can't remember how much you tipped?
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Well, pariswat, you didn't tip the maid. So far, so good.
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