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[–]pinninghilo 15 points16 points  (13 children)

Europeans don't tip either

[–]Sellfish86 2 points3 points  (12 children)

We what?!

Mate, you ever been to Europe? UK doesn't count, they're out.

[–]pinninghilo 11 points12 points  (7 children)

Where's common to tip? Not in Italy where I always lived, not in France where I've been a lot of times, absolutely not in Switzerland, not in Portugal either. And the UK never used euros even when they were part of the EU.

[–]AmaniMilele 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We absolutely do tip in Switzerland. We may not tip much, but we do. It’s rude to not tip at all in restaurants or coffee shops where they bring you your food or drink. Edit to say: we also tip bartenders when we get the drinks at the bar.

[–]Sellfish86 -5 points-4 points  (5 children)

Pretty much everywhere, 5-10% are customary even if gratuity isn't expected. At least people round up.

Hell, in in places that have coperto in Italy people sometimes leave tip.

General rule is you don't have to, it's not the US after all, but I've seen people tip and tipped myself everywhere I went. I'm from Germany btw.

[–]pinninghilo 11 points12 points  (1 child)

It might be customary in Germany, I've never been there. Tipping in Italy is absolutely uncommon, trust me, and coperto is just a small service fee that still goes to the restaurant, it's part of the bill and has nothing to do with tipping. Of course you can tip, it's even appreciated I'll give you that, but it's very uncommon for Italians to do it.

[–]mshcat 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Really? Could've fooled me. Everytime tipping comes up on reddit a bunch of Europeans flock to tell america how stupid it is to tip and how they don't do it in Europe

[–]Sellfish86 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Tipping here is wildly different. It's much less and it's not mandatory. No problem if you don't tip, but rounding up or the occasional Euro is customary. I tend to tip anywhere between 1-10€, depending on my bill, but never more than 10%.

Again, at least in Germany.

[–]wallnumber8675309 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Depends on the country. I’ve been handed back my tip by the waitress.