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Tipping Large at the Carwash--Pay It Forward

The carwash is an integral part of the Los Angeles lifestyle.  I wash my car, or rather I have my car washed, almost as often as I wash my hair because I feel better when both are clean.  I am grateful for the convenience and ease of pulling in, hopping out of the car and twenty minutes later driving away in a sparkling clean car.

 

The carwashes are staffed with minimum wage workers who clean and buff cars all day long.  I always tip, but last week I tipped large and the young man assigned to my car deserved it.  He was meticulous in his attention to detailing the interior and exterior--no drip was allowed to dry on the windows or mirrors.  He cared about doing a good job, and I rewarded him with a tip that reflection my appreciation for going above and beyond my expectations.  His smile and a car ready for the work week ahead were my rewards.

 

My "mobile office" was ready for another week of selling real estate in Palos Verdes.

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Comments

Good for you. I think more people should be appreciative of those who go above & beyond what they job duties call for.

Posted by Tom Larsen, We Shop, You Save! (The Larsen Protection Team) over 8 years ago

Everybodys happy. Great to see people go above and beyond and be rewarded for it.

Posted by Daniel J. Hansmeier over 8 years ago

Tom - A past client made a lasting impression on me when she called me to her "deathbed" and handed me a check for a job well done.  She said she was rewarding people in her life who went above and beyond their job duties.  I sold her house and although I did not feel I did anything unusual she said it was the best real estate experience of her life.  I honor her when I recognize others who do their job with their highest and best effort.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 8 years ago

Daniel - Happy works for me!

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 8 years ago

Norma,

We love our car wash folks, and we usually tip large.  They are really go out of their way to make sure every part of our car is spotless.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 8 years ago

What a nice thing to do. We know what they do at the carwash is hard and that so many times their work goes unnoticed unless they make a mistake.  You made that guys day!

Posted by 'The Diamond Group' 'A Cut Above The Rest', Lubbock Texas Real Estate (The Diamond Group @ Keller Williams) over 8 years ago

A - It sure beats pulling out the garden hose and washing it myself...

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 8 years ago

Elizabeth - I'm always amazed at the number of people who get in their car and drive away without so much as a "Thank you."  And, of course, they leave no tip.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 8 years ago

I used to own a carwash Norma, and some of my most frequent customers were real estate agents. I did appreciate the business. I have done deals with several of them who remember me from those days.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Norma, I'm like you. Love to have a clean car. I am generally a good tipper. I always think for the job they are doing that I would hate to be doing myself it's a little thing.

Posted by Deborah Bly, RE/MAX Realtor (RE/MAX Space Center) over 8 years ago

Good job Norma. Minimum wage earners deserve extra tips when they are so good at what they do.

Posted by JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware (The Mortgage Market of Delaware) over 8 years ago

Malcolm - The recognize me and my white car...

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 8 years ago

Deborah - I'm thankful to have someone wash my car for me--it's a wise time management move for me--I'm pretty sure it would take me two hours to clean the interior and wash and dry the exterior.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 8 years ago

JoAnn - My sentiments exactly!

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 8 years ago

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