We wish that some American habits and expectations weren't spreading worldwide, but they are. Diving operations worldwide are coming to expect US behaviour. We effete and decadent Europeans can't keep up...
... yet it's the bosses that screw the little guy, not the customers.
I personally wish it was the same everywhere and tipping was not an additional consideration, but unfortunately in many cultures tipping is a significant portion of a service person's living wage.
As a New Yorker I agree, tips should be for Superior service, not the paycheck for the wait staff. Add a few bucks to every meal and pay the staff fair.
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