Sociological Imagination - Tipping

Sociological Imagination - Tipping

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  • Sociological Imagination
  • Will that be all today? I hope that your first trip to the US from your home in Paris is a great one!
  • Oui! That will do it. Merci!
  • This guy was a really great server...
  • Making the Familiar Strange - Automatically tipping as an obligation/norm is a very "American" concept. (and these folks aren't Americans!)
  • Perfect. I would leave a nice note instead of a tip. We DO NOT want to offend him with such a cheap gesture as cash.
  • I am so full. That was just too much food. How about I pay for both of us today, mon amour ? 
  • The Milieu of this situation called for different action by that participants. Only one of the actors in this situation met the expectations appropriately based on WHERE the actions took place and WHO was involved.
  • Exact change AND a sarcastic note about how "great the service was..." This is why I hate teenagers, AND I hate tourists!
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