I know it’s the question of the day on most military spouse forums…”Do You Tip at the Commissary?”
Now I’m not here to tell you that you better tip but I will tell you why I choose to.
If their is anything that tugs at my heart strings it is an elderly man or woman standing at the edge of a counter (in the commissary) hastily lifting my heavy jugs of juice and cases of water and neatly tucking them in a cart (with a smile on their face) in preparation to be pushed to my car. All I can think of is that this is someones mom dad or grandparent and here they are taking my groceries to the car for me. Yes I admit the elders usually score five bucks or more from me , no matter how much I spend .
Ok back to the point: For the new spouses to the Army, yes the people who bag your groceries do not get an hourly wage. They work strictly on tips. You will hear many people who have hangs up about tipping and strict limitations on why they don’t, but please don’t let that deter you from giving.
I am completely aware that if they screw up your groceries that their tip will be considerably low if they receive one at all. What I don’t agree with is letting a bagger bag your groceries , having them walk groceries to your vehicle and letting them walk away empty handed. If you don’t have the money to tip (which I do understand) then politely inform them that you will bag your own groceries and you will take them to the car.
I’ve asked this question on the Army Wife 101 Facebook Fan Page and now I wanna know what you think ?
Hooah & Smooches
Army Wife 101
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