For those of us new to the USA one of the most confusing elements to get our spinning heads around is tipping. Americans will tell you that it’s a piece of cake. Well, the truth is most of them don’t know what to do most of the time either. Here’s an article to set you on the right path so you can spend less time fretting over the restaurant bill or stressing in the back of a taxi, and more time experiencing the unique American culture.
There are so many different circumstances where tipping might be required, so I won’t try and answer every possible eventuality for tipping. Instead, I’ll try and simplify things down to five quick rules of thumb and outlooks to help.