You’re being asked to tip more and more places today. If you’re annoyed, you’re not alone. A survey by Bankrate found a third of people are annoyed by those pre-entered tip screens. The vast majority of people are still tipping servers or wait staff at sit-down restaurants but tipping much less frequently when picking up takeout or grabbing coffee.
WSJ explains why tipping culture has grown, and why the U.S. probably isn’t getting rid of it anytime soon.
0:00 Tipping culture
0:59 Why tipping is ingrained in the U.S.
1:38 Why people tip now
2:29 Moving away from tipping
3:49 Why tipping is seen everywhere
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