As you know, I’ve been doing this Navy thing for a few years. 15, actually. And I am still dying to know the answer to this one question: How much am I supposed to tip the baggers?
Those of you who don’t frequent the commissary probably don’t wonder about this much. I shop nearly every day. Because there are six of us, and because our kitchen has about 4 cupboards, and because we live one block from the commissary. I take my wagon and call it exercise. I’m pretty happy with this.
However, it is getting a little expensive, this tipping the baggers every darn day. I was talking to my neighbor about this, and mentioned that I feel like I should tip at least a dollar, even when I’ve picked up $8 worth of groceries, and it is one bag. She said that she usually tips $1 per bag – I about fell over. Either I’m a tremendous cheapskate or she’s been drinking too much of the commissary free coffee. At our previous home, I went to the commissary once every two weeks and spent a couple of hundred dollars – at least two carts worth. I’d be tipping at least $20 bucks at her rate.
So I’m wondering, what do you think?