Tipping anxiety

Why you tip as much as you do

At a cafe in Upstate New York, a waiter paused for a moment in the kitchen to draw a playing card from a shuffled deck before bringing a check out to a table of diners. If the card he drew was red, the waiter would give every diner at the table a high-quality chocolate in foil wrapping paper along with their bill. However, if the playing card he drew was black, the bill would come out chocolate-free. The waiter was a (willing) participant in an experiment concocted by behavioral scientists to study how a small gift (in this case, a chocolate) could influence how much restaurant patrons decided to tip. ….[READ]