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Dear Ms. Demeanor: Should I tip the plumber?
Dear Ms. Demeanor,
Settle an argument for me - Do you tip a plumber?
It depends on the plumber. The plumber who is part of the team presently renovating my bathroom will not be getting a tip. The building plumber should get a little extra for a job well and promptly done. A private plumber who comes to your rescue on a night or weekend certainly deserves a tip and possibly a hug if he retrieves an engagement ring or other valuable.
Ms. D would like to give a special shoutout to her grandparents who called a REAL plumber to try to retrieve the pacifier that fell 'down the drain' (aka toilet) when she was two. I cannot imagine what they would have done if he actually found it.
Flush ya later,
Ms. Demeanor is channeled by a longtime Manhattan vertical dweller and real-estate voyeur who writes under the pen name Jamie Lauren Sutton. She is here to commiserate, calm and correct. Please email your quandaries to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Dear Ms. Demeanor" in the subject line.