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    While at West Palm Beach I saw something new...We were at the Fair and in all the restrooms there were attendants in there and they would tell you which one to use and they had a tip jar and a sign on the wall saying..Please tip the attendants...Just wondering what your thoughts are?? Not saying that it is wrong (I did tip a few times) It was just new to me...

  • #2
    Haven't seen it around here yet.
    The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.

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    • #3
      I've seen this done at some places, usually very busy restrooms. I always leave a tip, as that must not be a pleasant job, standing in a ladies room for so many hours.
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      • #4
        what are you tipping them for?? cleaning your bathroom? public places should pay people enough to do that ....gotta shake my head ....what next
        The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart. Helen Keller

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        • #5
          I've seen that at upscale restaurants and bars, where they are waiting for you to wash your hands and hand you a towel to dry them and they have perfume and lotion and all kinds of stuff to use.

          But at a fair???? That's a little ridiculous! Still, I would tip because the attendant is probably only making a few bucks an hour!

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          • #6
            Broadway theaters

            When I was really young, they had attendants in the ladies' room. They wore uniforms and would hand you a towel when you finished washing your hands. There was a tip plate on the counter. Haven't seen this done in many years anywhere.

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            • #7
              I have seen this at upscale restaurants and casinos. Although I really don't need someone to turn the water on and off for me or hand me a towel..... However, I have also run across it at a public restroom in Mexico, state fair grounds and expo center. I guess they keep the paper rolling, the soap filled, and generally things picked up. Seems to work and there is the safty factor of someone keeping on eye on things. In Mexico I was happy to tip, as finding a bathroom with running water is worth a couple bucks!

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              • #8
                They had those attendants in some of the nicer bars back in Colorado Springs, you are supposed to tip when they hand you towels to dry your hands. They also have perfume, hair spray and other stuff for you to use. I found it very annoying!

                That is one place I'd like to left ALONE!

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                • #9
                  It is very common in Europe. At least it was when we lived there back in the mid '80s. They would hand you toilet paper as you went in. I also didn't mind because usually those restrooms were quite a bit cleaner--and often unisex!!

                  I don't like the perfume, hairspray aspect since there are many scents that will give me a coughing fit. I can't remember the last time I walked through the cosmetics department of a store for that very reason.
                  Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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                  • #10
                    They have those attendants here at the fairgrounds at fair time.

                    The ones here don't sit inside or tell you which stall to use. They sit at the open door right outside the door.

                    I appreciate that there is always toilet paper and it is clean. The stalls are clean, the toilets are clean. Some of the ladies have hairspray, baby wipes, and hand sanitizer. Also, ladies products *just in case*.

                    They are ONLY paid with the tips people leave. I always leave a dollar because I appreciate going into a CLEAN bathroom and being SAFE at night. The bathrooms are down a corridor at the edge of the fairgrounds. It's kinda dark and I don't like being alone in the dark.

                    So I would say that I like them........at the fair. At a restaurant or something though, I don't know.

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                    • #11
                      Same experiences here - long ago - at an exclusive hotel and at a county fair. Anyone remember the $.10 pay toilets??

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                      • #12
                        I used to work in a cafe at a local, very hugely attended flea market and the bathrooms were the most disgusting outhouses... luckily, the cafe workers got to go to the office to use the real facilities and be able to wash our hands!! (YIKES!)

                        Anyhow... they finally put in real bathrooms w/ many stalls and the cleaning people were hopping to keep up w/ the crowds. When I no longer worked there but went as a shopper, I always tipped them. All you had to have done was visit those outhouses once and you knew the tip was worth it!
                        "What fresh hell is this?" Dorothy Parker

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MaryJo
                          Same experiences here - long ago - at an exclusive hotel and at a county fair. Anyone remember the $.10 pay toilets??
                          I remember the $.25 pay toilets... and remember crawling under the door!!
                          "What fresh hell is this?" Dorothy Parker

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                          • #14
                            Tip them a buck or two. Have you ever been to a fair that didnt have attendents? What did those bathrooms look like?
                            I still play with my food

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                            • #15
                              I would tip if their job was to make sure there was always paper in every stall, soap in the dispensers, and take care of clogs and problem toilets right away. One thing I cannot stand is a restroom that is not kept up and you have to "drip dry".

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