Not knowing "who" and "how much" to tip can end up costing you more in uncertainty, embarrassment and cash. Here are commonly asked questions and also a General Tipping Guide when traveling in the United States.
For the record, we're not all like this pastor.So thank you for serving our food, parking our cars, steaming our milk, cleaning our rooms and doing all the stuff that many "pastors" probably couldn't or wouldn't do themselves.
Tipping is not mandatory in Spain or in most of the European countries. You can leave some coins if you feel like it, or the spare change they bring you after paying the check, but waiters don't expect it.
While every economist and the occasional congressman struggle with how to support the working class while trimming the deficit during these Scrooge-like economic times, I have a modest proposal for this season of giving. In a word: tip.