It all began the other night when a random customer at Islands called out Angie for tipping the takeout counter.
We wanted to get some real answers, so Carson called up etiquette expert Anna Post. She’s the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, who rose to fame during the early 1900s for her books on manners. Anna is carrying on her ancestor’s work today as a spokesperson for the Emily Post Institute.
“This is actually a little bit of a grey area,” Post said of Producer Angie’s predicament. “It’s up to you whether you want to tip on a takeout pick-up.”
“It’s sort of like a tip jar at the coffee shop. You don’t have to, but it’s a really nice thing to do, especially if you go a lot or the people are really friendly.”