When it’s too cold to leave the house, the smart/lazy among us order in. If you’re avoiding the outdoors by getting food delivered to your doorstep, remember that a delivery person had to brave the elements so you could stay at home in your PJs. In other words: When the weather is awful, adjust your tips accordingly.
Over at the New Yorker, Casey Cep analyzed average tip data from GrubHub, an online food-ordering company, during the recent polar vortex. When the weather was gnarly, individual tips were higher than average in nearly every zip code, sometimes by as much as 24%.
Cep also notes that studies have shown that tipping tends to increase around the holidays. But even though Christmas/Hannukah are over, it’s still a good idea to be generous — especially when the high temperature is a frigid 18 degrees.
Latest posts by Rachel Monroe (see all)
- The Effect of a Dilapidated Home on a Baltimore Block - September 19, 2017
- The Ku Klux Klan Is Apparently Still Alive and Well in Maryland - August 24, 2017
- Baltimore May Be Getting a Professional Soccer Team - September 16, 2016