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Old September 22nd, 2003, 01:54 PM
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What do you do with a cheapskate cruiser in your group who stiffs the help? Anything?

We're talking about a small group cruise, 3 or 4 cabins, for next fall and one of them I know to be a cheapskate who will not tip the help.

Should we rag on him unmercifully, tip the help ourselves for him, or do nothing? Your input please!

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Old September 22nd, 2003, 02:05 PM
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I had the same problem once, but I made sure she went to the Purser to get money to tip the help. Auguste
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Old September 22nd, 2003, 02:34 PM
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Don't cruise with that person.

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Old September 22nd, 2003, 02:35 PM
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Show him my chapter on tipping and stiffing the help?
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Old September 22nd, 2003, 02:39 PM
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Maybe you can embarass him into it.

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Old September 22nd, 2003, 03:02 PM
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I cruised with people like that once...and never again. I was so ashamed I ended up tipping the waiter myself plus some of our table mates gave him money too....Don't cruise with them! Or show them the brochure where it states how to tip.Show them how much a waiter gets paid and that they do depend on tips....

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Old September 22nd, 2003, 04:42 PM
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If this person was somehow a close friend I would not do or say anything. If he were a casual aquaintance then I would hand a tip envelope to the waiters in front of the cheapskate and explain to the staff why YOU are tipping and not the cheapskate. By all means embarass him or her and advise them that you would not like to attend anymore events where tipping may be envolved, tell them YOU can't afford it.
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Old September 22nd, 2003, 05:23 PM
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I tip myself for my wife and I. I would not rock the boat on the other person. That is their right. I don't like it that he stiff the waiter.

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Old September 23rd, 2003, 11:37 AM
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I'd pay 'em myself if they are so uncouth.

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Old September 23rd, 2003, 05:13 PM
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I've been on cruises where our table wasn't full and arranged with the rest of my table-mates to split the difference for the empty seats. I guess a lot depends on how long your cruise will be. It may not be significant enough to worry about.

How about something like this? Discuss the idea with the rest of the group and announce when you are all with the guilty party that you will do your "group presentation" at a set time, each couple/stateroom presenting their envelopes to the lucky recipient as a group. Sort of like doing the big presentation at the last dinner, but also plan on meeting the room steward(s) outside your staterooms to say your good-bys. Just a thought...

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Old September 24th, 2003, 06:23 AM
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Problem is the cheapskate is brother-in-law and the one who initiated the group cruise in honor of Mrs. Thomas.

I guess I'll take the advice of making a big presentation at the last dinner and make arrangements beforehand to make sure he attends for a special event. Last cruise he took he skipped the last dinner so he wouldn't have to tip the waiter(s).

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Old September 24th, 2003, 07:35 AM
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perhaps automatic tipping is the answer to your problems Thomas, tell BIL that tips are automatically attached to your account and that's that.
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