Do you tip the person (from AAA or similar) when they come to jump start your car?
I read through the topics covered here
and didn't see anything about autos, other than detailing.
Christmas weekend, our car was double parked on a two-way street in the Bronx and when we went to start it, the battery was dead. It was pouring rain and windy, getting dark and the flashers were dying. Stressed to AAA that we were double parked, it was dark, and we were worried about getting hit. Given the weather and distance from the responding garage, the gentleman got there very quickly and jump started the car. He was on-site for less than 2-3 minutes.
Because of his speed in responding, the miserable weather and holiday weekend, I handed him a $10 which he gratefully accepted. Thoughts?
I look at it as yes, I'm paying for this service via AAA annual dues but I'm not paying this gentleman directly. I believe tipping should be for good/exceptional service, which I think was done here. Some think I'm crazy.