Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tiptoe through the (holiday) tipping

I'm over at the New England Mamas today begging people for advice on tipping during the holidays and feeling pretty guilty because I think I just gypped my dogs' groomer out of a decent holiday gift.

And my dogs are not exactly, um, easy to groom. I should know, I used to do all their grooming before Chicky came along. Have you ever tried bathing two eighty pound dogs? The hair ingested alone is worth giving the groomer one of my kidneys if she ever needed it.

So come visit us and give me your best tips on tipping.


Mom101 said...

Ooh, can't wait to see your perspective. I'm about to launch into my annual tirade-cum-freak out about tipping in the big city. I swear, you're supposed to tip the subway token booth guys here. It's out of control.

Susan Getgood said...

I just stopped doing the holiday tipping thing. I tip my hairdresser well every time I go, we pay the pet sitter quite well and often bring a small gift when we go somewhere interesting.

And my dog groomer? I gave her a puppy bitch last year. That covers me for quite a few years :-)