I was at the Cosmopolitan in need of a drink. Instead of paying $15 at the Chandelier Bar, I went to the gift shop and scored a big Bud Light for the superb value of $9.63.
When I ran my card, the machine prompted me to add gratuity to my purchase. I was offered four choices: 0, 15, 20, or 25%. Before going with zero, I asked the clerk if anyone ever tips. He said they did to which I quipped, “for what?” He said it was good karma to tip. The other clerk said it was good luck to do so. I said it was a stupid idea. That interaction ended quickly and I left.
A few months ago, I wrote about how I don’t tip Ubers. The response to those comments are worth reading/disturbing. If anyone would like to tell me why I should tip a cashier, I’d love to hear it. I do not see why anyone would ever tip a cashier. The beer is already a rip off. The cashier does nothing but scan the beer. He doesn’t open it for me or provide a garnish. He doesn’t even swipe my card. If he’s mad he doesn’t receive tips, he should complain to the Cosmo hotel or get another job.
Here’s an actual tip: For a good time, play the Vegas Escalator Drinking Game.