Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A couple of things

First, a burning question that I have to ask you, my friends. 

When we were visiting our friends a few weekends ago, a discussion came up as to whether or not one should tip the pizza delivery guy, even if there was a delivery fee.  I said that I have always tipped the driver.  So I pay for the pizza, the delivery fee, plus an additional $2 for tip.  My friend said that the delivery fee should be their tip/additional payment.  I immediately liked that idea, so when I ordered pizza this past weekend I did NOT tip the guy.  It instantly felt weird, but I liked the fact that I saved my $2. 

What say ye?  Tip or no tip?  (And please identify if you've ever had that job in the past.  Your opinion might be slightly biased.)

Moving along...I'm back in the swing of working on "school" with William.  It had been several weeks since we had done anything and he was asking about "doing letters".  A new favorite game of his is Go Fish, and I happen to have a letter version of it.  On each card there is a upper case letter with an adult animal that starts with that letter, and it's match is the lower case letter with baby animal.  I'm just amazed that he knows so much.  I think it's safe to say that he can correctly identify all his letters and their sounds.  While we were reviewing the letters today (before starting the game) the letter "Y" came up.  I asked him for some words that started with "Y".  He immediately came up with "yummy yogurt".  Say what?!?  Where in the world did that come from? 

I should mention that Abby sits with us when we are "doing school".  That girl is no dummy.  I showed William a letter card, and Abby takes one look at it and says, "B"!  Why yes, my dear, that is a "B".  While she's saying "B" she puts her hand to her mouth and pretends to eat.  Our animal motion for "B" is "Bubba Bear", and Bubba grabs some honey and eats it.  (It's part of Zoo Phonics.)  I seriously could not believe she remembered that.  However, whatever William does, she does as well.  I might think she's just goofing off, but I guess not.  When we got to the letter "K" she stands up and starts to kick the air.  Our animal motion for "K" is Kayo Kangaroo, and he kicks.  It's now double the fun when we practice our letters!


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Jessenia said...

When I order pizza, I usually order on-line. And the site will ask me if I want to add tip. I always do. Before 'on-line orders' you always, or should always tip the driver...But now that you mention it, why should I tip and pay a delivery fee??

Alaina said...

I always tip the delivery person. They drove, found my house, and delivered a hot (usually) pizza - all of which make my evening. It's kind of my "thank you for making an easy night for me!" :)

I'm amazed at how much our youngest picks up during school, too! It's so cute and fun.

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Well... I suppose it's how one looks at things, but I might tend to say that the delivery fee is just that, for delivery expenses (wear and tear on the vehicle and gas), and the tip would be gauged similarly to a restaurants staff. If it's good service, then it's a good tip (speedy delivery, curtious and professional), or if it's slow, the pizza's cold and the person is rude, then the tip would mirror it accordingly. I don't know... Tipping protocol seems to vary depending on which circles one travels in. That's my two dollar tips worth. :-) Oh, and I'm loving the cleaver education! Learning should always be fun! Wonderful! :-)

Gina said...

Interesting question.... so the Market Researcher in me went wanted to look deeper...

All of the sites I came across referenced the Delivery Fee as going to the franchise (or at least in part), while the Tip goes to the driver.

Here's one site that I thought provided a pretty good overview:

Bottom line: definitely TIP the pizza driver if their service is good! =)

Gina said...

From Domino's website:
Any Delivery Charge is NOT a tip paid to your driver. Please reward your driver for awesomeness.