After a few rounds of drinks at a KTV and some good conversation, I decided it was time for me to call it a night. I gathered up my things and called for the bill.
As I was settling up my bill, I looked at the hostess who I had flirted with and got something out of her in the room. She was very friendly and had made sure we had everything we needed.
Decided to tip her $10
I thought to myself that I should tip her for her and so I asked my friend if I could give her a tip. My friend said it was up to me, but he strongly recommended that I give her at least 10 dollars.
So I gave her 10 dollars and thanked her.
I was surprised when, a few minutes later, the mamasan approached me and said that she was very unhappy with the amount I had tipped the hostess.
She said it was too low and that she expected more.
Defended my choice
I was taken aback by her reaction and tried to explain that I had thought 10 dollars was a fair and generous tip for the amount of service I had received and the amount of time the hostess had spent with us.
The supervisor didn’t seem to be listening to me and kept insisting that I should have tipped more. I felt uncomfortable and embarrassed and so I just agreed and said that I would leave her a bigger tip next time.
I felt like they were trying to take advantage of me and that my generosity was being taken for granted. I understand the importance of tipping and that it is expected in certain situations, but I also believe that there should be some respect for people’s personal judgments and decisions.
I still stand by my decision to tip the hostess 10 dollars. I thought it was a fair and generous tip and I don’t think I should be made to feel bad for it.