While I am often annoyed by some wanting tips, I think some in Mexico may be overlooked because they are not something we are accustomed to giving. Two examples.
I know friends often tell me they didnt know they were supposed to tip the kids or senior citizens who bag the groceries . I always give something but if they give me a smile and thank you, I give more the next time. Another person who is sometimes overlooked are the ones who help you in and out of your parking place. At times, they are not really needed but at least they are trying to do something to support themselves so I tip them.
I read an good quote today from Colin Powells new book that I liked, ¨You look out the window and see another human being who has the same kinds of dreams and anxieties and fears and hopes you have. By smiling and saying ‘good morning’ and ‘how are you,’ you bond with that individual and say you’ll help that person. I assure you that parking attendant will smile back, which says ‘I’m going to help you, too.’” (now I want to read the book ¨It Worked for Me¨ by Gen. Powell)