One time while at a cafe in a ski town a waitress interrupted our conversation to announce we were, "welcome" for bringing out our drinks. I guess she was offended that we didn't say thank you. Seriously. When I got the bill I wrote, "don't pet a burning dog" in the tip section.stumblemumble said:markf sounds right on.
I'd tip only if the mechanic or whomever went out of their way. Otherwise why? I know many will disagree. If the food and service suck at even a restaurant I don't tip (by poor service I mean bad/unfriendly). If it's great service I tip very well. Of course things like the workload of the server must be taken into account, ie the service was slow but they're visibly working their butts off, then yes, I tip.
Put it plainly: Do they deserve it?
that makes a huge diff on how the bike is servicedmichaelsnead said:Hey Folks,
In my experience a clean bike to start the process, a 12 pack of really good beer and a sincere personal "thank you" go a long way to getting your bike quickly fixed. All humans like to be recognized.
my experience. if i go in my shop with a special request, especially if its 5pm on friday and i want to ride saturday, then i bring a 6 or 12 pack of sierra nevada pale ale. my bike gets done.mtnbiker72 said:$$ Tips are often not "officially" allowed by many employers, and frankly most mechanics (including when I wrenched) appreciate beer, mochas, treats, etc.
I had a few regular customers that always brought me something, somehow their bikes got done the same day when we were scheduled out two weeks or more