maybe some of you remember this post. welp, here's another tipping question: what about the bag boy? the one who helps you out to your car? i'm sure most of you are perfectly capable adults and have never needed to asked for help out, but this suburban motherhood gig is a little new to me, and i feel accomplished if i get out of my pajamas by 8 PM.
i had just purchased my weight 10x over in foodstuffs and had fox, et al. in tow, so when the checker asked if i'd like help out with my groceries, i thought about it and said, why yes, i think i will. i could tell that they don't often get that response because the checker was taken aback and had to call someone over the intercom to come shuttle my business. "attention, there's an able-bodied woman up here who says she needs help..."
so while i hauled my boy and his accessories, the nice yet awkward emo kid pushed my cart and loaded up the civ. i panicked for a second... should i tip? maybe i'm a little over-sensitive to the subject these days--you don't tip anywhere in hong kong, but i thought it would be better to err on the side of caution. as he finished up i thanked him and gave him $2. shocked, he thanked me. even if helping scrubby suburban mommies to their vans is in his job description, i don't feel too badly that i tipped the poor kid. i was grateful for his help, and it only set me back a cheeseburger's worth. but for future reference, what say you?