NB: Not the common act of dumping of trash by a Route Nationale; the act of giving a gratuity.]
Tipping – one of the strongest unspoken forces that eats away at the fabric of Luxembourg society like a plague.
Ok not really - but it’s a mess. Americans happily round off a tip on a €7-8 pint. More dyed-in-the-wool Europeans will count their change and complain even though they know full well what they’re getting charged beforehand.
Do-gooder Grashley Scott explains the conundrum, “I wrestled a guy from Iowa to the ground once after he made a beeline to the waiter with a €10 bill. Goes without saying that I gave him a lecture about not rewarding overpaid, smug and downright lazy cunts.”
“On the other hand, last week I saw a morbidly obese local fish through a mountain of shrapnel in his fat palm, only to pluck out a miserly 20 cent coin for a bargirl. Why didn’t he just shit on his barstool?”
A plucky bartender candidly observed, “In this part of the world anything more than 5 cents is considered a tip. Do your worst.”