So I'm finally getting around to writing on my phone. You might think that this lack of connectivity would be great for my productivity, and it has been except today. I woke up with the worst crick in my back and I just can't shake it. I've tried rolling it out, icy-hot and ibuprofen, but no dice. So now I'm just trying to relax it out. I wish I felt good enough to drive, because I'd get a massage and really try and get it worked out.
Which leads me to my next thought: I go to Massage Envy and I had a puzzlement a while back. Whenever you "check out" of your session, the receptionist asks you for a tip for your therapist. Which I always charge. Well, the last time I went, I happened to have cash on me, so after my session I tried to give it to my therapist personally. Emphasis on "tried." She refused. Pretty strongly. Several times. Until I finally said, "Look, I was in a bad way when I came here, and you helped me a lot. Please take this." And only then did she reluctantly accept.
It was really weird. I've read that the therapists work mostly for tips there, so I've always tried to be good about tipping. But the way she acted like she genuinely didn't expect a tip kind of threw me. Do they not actually get the tips we leave at the front? Or do they tipshare? If I have to start bringing cash to make sure the tip actually goes to the therapist, that's fine, but I'd like to know.
Anyone have any insight into this?
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