A tip to avoid embarrassment…

December 15, 2008

Blog Guy, please help settle an argument with my boyfriend. Is it proper to tip bloggers at Christmas?

Absolutely! I checked with advice columnists, and the list for holiday gifts includes doormen, mailmen, trash collectors, bloggers and hair stylists.

Gosh, I didn’t know! How much should I tip my favorite bloggers?

It’s like waiters. Usually 15-20 percent.

Uh, 15 to 20 percent of what?

Good point. Well, I would just try to imagine how bleak and meaningless your life would be without your favorite blogs, and let your conscience be your guide.

Apart from money are there other appropriate gifts?

Sure. Gold bars, gold jewelery, fresh doughnuts, gold coins, gold watches. A vacant Senate seat is nice, too.

Vacant Senate seat? Hey, this sounds like some kind of a scam!

You can’t blame a blogger for trying…

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Above: Gold bars. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Below: A tray of fresh doughnuts at a Tokyo Krispy Kreme shop in 2006 file photo. REUTERS/ Toshiyuki Aizawa

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I tried attaching this delicious jam doughnut (one of a set of 10 – grrreat packaging – thanks, Waitrose!) to an email for you but couldnt find an appropriate API – MIME was a bit too visual, and SFTP wanted a larger payload (I had already eaten the others). Sorry.

Posted by Andrewthehat | Report as abusive

Sure, Blog Guy, I’ll be happy to tip to the tune of USD 12,675,000 that the late Francis Basler, formerly of Nigeria Oil, left unclaimed in a numbered account in Switzerland upon his tragic death by elephant trampling while in a safari in Malawi. I’d just need your bank details transmitted to our solicitors in Lagos, Nigeria. Please contact me via e-mail for further information! Oh, and by the way, merry christmas!

Posted by M | Report as abusive

Next time you come here, I will treat you to a dozen Downy Flake donuts. Nice hot Downy Flake chocolate frosted or sugar or even plain!! mmmmmmm, yummy!

Posted by Diane | Report as abusive

Diane! Doughnuts on Nantucket beat gold bars any day!

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Krispy Kreme donuts are the best on the planet. When I was a kid they were only in the south. A few years ago, they started going global. The first day the first Krispy Kreme store opened in New York City, Today showed the humongous lines. That’s as it should be. Now they are in Tokyo?! I am thrilled.

If I were to learn that the earth would be hit with a giant meteor and all life obliterated tomorrow, I would go to the nearest lpace that sells Krispy Kremes and I would just eat until I was in a stupor. I would want to die happy.

No, I don’t work for Krispy Kreme. I just know the BEST DADGUM DONUT in the UNIVERSE…

Posted by Dee | Report as abusive

Ok if I ever see you, I will give you a hug


Posted by Annie | Report as abusive

Great, Annie. I believe you’re my next-door neighbor.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Here is your tip. Don’t send your bank account number to M.
Great try though, M.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive

Here’s a tip that you’ll find useful if you’re ever in my neck of the woods…

Wild hogs do not find BB guns amusing.

Posted by K | Report as abusive

you think you’re SOOOOO clever.

Posted by Churchstin Fumbler | Report as abusive

[…] stumbled upon this article the other day: Tipping Your Blogger. At first I got the laugh as it was no doubt intended. Then I started thinking. ‘Why not?’ […]

Posted by Don’t forget your bloggers this Christmas « Fleeting Glimpse Images Weblog | Report as abusive

Well exactly! Why not indeed? The doughnuts have been pouring in since this item ran. Not so much gold, though.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive