So before I start this one let me say I feel I am a pretty generous tipper. Always tip well in restaurants and even the takeout meals - we tend to frequent the same places, know the wait staff, so we tip them well. When it comes to the marina, I take care of the dock hands, fuel, pumpout and the lift operators. Wife thinks I give more than I should, but they work hard, take care of me and my boat and I appreciate it. But now it seems everywhere you go, when it comes time to pay, they hand over the credit card machine and it is always asking for a tip -- and usually the smallest amount now is 18%. But this one took the cake - in NC you have to have an emission inspection in order to register your car each year -- guess what, the state bones me for $30 on a stupid emission inspection and then asks for a tip! I have also seen the tip screen show up on some websites for an online order that. WTH!