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Tipping points: A guide to who gets what at the holidays
Tipping points: A guide to who gets what at the holidays

Amy Dickinson had just been to the bank for what she called a major cash withdrawal. It is the holidays, and the nationally syndicated advice columnist was ready to tip. "It is one of the pleasures of my holiday," she said. "It is the perfect time to express your appreciation to people you may not know very well but who serve you." She tips doormen, garbage collectors, the woman who cuts her hair and the guys at her service station, for a start. Everybody. "I spend one day running around delivering tips. It is a complete joy." Hearts are full of gratitude at this time of year, and though cash may seem a crude way to say thank you, holiday tips are a...

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