The most common questions I get asked when I go to Puerto Rico is, “Should I tip the waiter?” Of course, there is a common answer for many, but not everyone is on board with it. There are so many people who don’t tip, and I’m one of those few that do.
In the grand scheme of things, tipping is not as important as it may seem. It’s simply a way of giving people the chance to do what they want to do. However, if you were to ask me to explain tipping, I would probably say that people who never tip, tend to be those who are the least likely to tip. People with little social status often have no idea how to tip.
Well, in Puerto Rico, a lot of people have no idea how to tip. The majority of people that come to this island do so with the idea that a tip is a tip. People get mad when they don’t tip, but then they always seem to do so in a very short amount of time. Some are so drunk they can’t remember if they were tipsy or not. Some just don’t feel like being tipped.
That’s why I have a hard time believing that a lot of people in Puerto Rico do tip. The majority of people that come here from Europe, Africa, Asia, and even the USA tip at least once a week. Even though the people here still tend to tip, they tend to tip less than they do in the US. If you were to ask an American to tip someone, you’d feel like a complete dolt.
The good news is that tipping is still on the rise in Puerto Rico. People are tipsy, but they tend to tip less than the norm. This has probably happened because the locals are making the best of a bad situation. When you spend your time on a beach where you cant even make a dent in the ocean and you also cant even make it to the best restaurant in town, you can’t really complain because it’s the best you can do.
Puerto Rico is one of the few places in the world where you can still tip your waitress. In fact, it’s so common that many people even wait on their tables during the day in order to be able to tip their waitress. Of course, Puerto Rico isn’t like places like NYC or LA. Puerto Ricans are generally more conservative about tipping, because the city has seen too many of its residents die of alcohol poisoning or because they can’t afford to buy alcohol.
The solution to this is a little complicated. Puerto Rico’s government in particular has made it clear that if you dont tip, you dont have to be arrested. But the other problem here is that Puerto Ricans are generally stingy with money and tend to tip in cash. It’s up to the servers to see that each person is given a tip, but they tend to leave it up to the cooks to not tip so generously.
In any case, there is little we can do about this. In the end, Puerto Ricans are more than willing to pay for a drink. But they also have to realize that it takes time to get tipsy and that there are a lot of people who do not tip. It’s not like we can just go to the city and just turn this guy loose.
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