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General Gratuity : Do you tip at a buffet?

Q.  I have looked your website over and cannot find the answer I’m looking for. The question is ……..What percentage of the tab is customary to leave as a tip when it is a buffet and we serve ourselves. Is 10% okay in that case……..the wait staff does clear the dishes and bring us coffee…. but that’s about all. Thank you in advance.

A. Waiting staff for a buffet would receive 10% of the bill.

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Modern Proposal : Can a woman propose to a man?

Q.  Is it appropriate for a woman to ask a man to marry? If so, should she buy him a ring for the proposal?

A.  Many women have been the ones to propose to their husbands, or to suggest that they marry. There is nothing less romantic about this, but a ring for him is not required, although she might want to think about a ring for herself and how the purchase of her ring would take place.

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