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Old 06-01-2007, 10:24 PM
Dwayne Dwayne is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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It always gets confused about pre-paid and automatic tips. I am like Neil about my thinking that why would I pre-pay? Is money sitting that could either not be costing interest for me, or for the fortunate ones earning interest. No reason to do it.

On the automatic, I adjust mine in certain situations, sometimes I don't even go to the formal dining. So I take those off, and add some to the general for service in the casual dining. Sometimes, you get a really personable Steward and you can just ask what they would prefer. I always give extra for what is extra and beyond.

I understand them changing to this and the reasons why. It is just impersonal, and I like the old way to hand it to them and thank them.