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Subject: [Boing Boing Blog] Techniques waiters use to get you to tip more
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 13:20:00 -0500
From: R. A. Hettinga <[email protected]>
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Interesting article on the different things waiters to to encourage you to
increase your tip.

Squatting - Two studies showed that waiters who squatted next to the table
when taking orders and talking with customers increased their tips from
14.9% of the bill to 17.5% of the bill in one study, and from 12% to 15% in
another study. Apparently, the eye contact and closer interaction creates a
more intimate connection and makes us want to give the server more money.

<http://www.howstuffworks.com/tipping2.htm>Link
<http://www.quicktopic.com/18/H/jMVs6FN39h3>Discuss

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12/17/2002 9:25:17 AM


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