What an awkward scenario this was today. I got a quick haircut today where the bill was $21 as expected. Since they don’t take credit card I paid in cash and gave $25. So, I was expecting to get $4 back first. However, the guy just kept everything for himself without even giving me the change back for me to decide whether not to tip him. There was an awkward moment of silence there. I discovered earlier that the business had been sold and there was a chance that the guy would be laid off due to new ownership. So as a result I didn’t make a fuss about it and simply went my way after.
I don’t mind tipping people of course. But when someone takes their own initiative to not allow the customer to make that decision that just leaves a bad impression I feel. It makes me wonder what people are thinking when they do that. I always viewed things like a tip as something you earn as opposed to an entitlement personally. Imagine doing that as a cashier in any other kind of business.