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Gay etiquette for tipping hot girls: Your sex and gender morning roundup

October 18, 2010 - 09:00 AM
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Beer sellers ought to be compensated for getting you drunk, not turning you on (Photo: Associated Press)

Let's get to it: A GAY MAN asks Miss Manners if he is required to tip an underpaid female sex object employed at his local drive-through liquor store, though he does not personally find her sexually attractive.

"[R]easonable tipping is dependent not only on the price paid, but on such variables as the custom of the region, the degree of luxury of the establishment and the frequency with which the same service is used," Miss Manners replies. AND SO: At an establishment described as a "beer barn" employing women in bikinis, should a gay man pay a woman out of the reasonable expectation that were he not gay, she would have enhanced the arousal of his experience?  "And now you go and add the element of how much erotic appeal the server has to the customer," Miss Manners concludes. "Miss Manners doesn't doubt that consideration of this might apply to some, but perhaps not to the etiquette-conscious."

DECIDED: It is not necessary for any person to tip the beer girl, whether she arouses or not.

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