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wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

Plan and LIVE our first European (ass) adventure in 2015! (read all 13 entries…)
yahoo!

Boss just approved my time off – 3 weeks in April!



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☠ dustball jin ☠ a star that travels into holes to get a sense of how it ends

Yeah !

So happy for you :). Again, feel free to ask any questions.

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

Oh, I will!

I hear that April/May is a very nice time in Paris. :)

☠ dustball jin ☠ a star that travels into holes to get a sense of how it ends

Quite my favourite as a matter of fact :). This year was a little odd meteorologically (an alternation of awfully rainy and somehow summerlike days) but it still felt spring-ey enough overall.

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

That's good to know!

I thought of a question while hiking yesterday. How do people in Paris handle tipping? I don’t want to inadvertently offend anyone by doing the wrong thing. :)

☠ dustball jin ☠ a star that travels into holes to get a sense of how it ends

I've been thinking of that a lot recently too

for as I work in a touristic environment, what am I saying, the single most touristic environment around, it surprises me that after six months I only got tipped maybe twice (and that was because I went out of my way to be extra nice : ran after a client who had forgotten his credit card, let someone who was in a hurry use my personal toilet etc). However, you can be the rudest waiter in the worst restaurant serving the brokest person, it’s quasi-guaranteed that you’ll get a tip of some kind ! So lately I’m thinking : what is this cultural and arbitrary thing that makes us think a waiter should get a tip and not a cashier ?

Anyway, to answer your question, in Paris (and all of France), service is always included on the check (and it’s often crazy expensive anyway). I pretty much always leave a little something but that’s because I’m nice, or rather because I get that feeling that waiters feel entitled to get a tip and so I leave one because I care too much if they’ll hate me or something. But I’ve often seen friends of mine not leave a tip and, frankly, if you don’t feel like leaving one, it’s okay, you won’t see the person get offended, unless maybe they were really nice to you/really busy.

I just remembered this scene and Mister Pink says it all better than me :)

OtterGirl537 verve; integrated

Tipping

Most Europeans don’t tip. There’s a standard value added tax of about 20% already added in.

JWillow HaPpY EaSTeR EvErYONe! :-)

Yeeha!

That’s great news Wren, now you know you’re really on your way! :-)

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

That's right!

I’m very excited!

Yay

I’m so excited for you Wren! Congratulations on getting the time off approved. Ever since high school when my French teacher installed in me a love for France and Paris I’ve dreamed of going someday. The finances are not there for us now but I still hope to make it. In the meantime I am enjoying so much sharing your adventure via your entries and everyone’s helpful comments as you plan.

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

thanks, Carm!

This has also been a dream of ours for a long time, too. I’m glad you enjoy hearing about it. It is really fun making plans.

wow 3 weeks in Europe

Don’t forget to bring your 43friends something back =:-)

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

yeah, I know...

you want one of those t-shirts. ;)

How did you ever guess?

ROTFL

I have been away for awhile

and feel curious about the word ‘ass’.:) Please explain?

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

This developed quite a long time ago

when it was discovered that use of profanity in a goal title prevented the goal from being searchable & showing up on Google. I thought it was amusing and useful to add the word “ass” to everything. Especially in the case of ass-dogs.

A Staggering Rat of Heartbreaking Something or Other "I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner..."

Ass-Dogs

have their very own genre of poetry.

In Paris, tipping usually is not customary. A service fee is added to the bill automatically.

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

I thought that was the case

but wanted to check it out with a local just to be certain.

Yay!

I am excited about your trip…..yippee!


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