By Randy | May 26, 2007
Temple University psychologist Bruce Rind tried a little experiment at an Atlantic City hotel. The room was configured in a way that the hotel guest couldn’t see what the weather was like outside. Rind found that if the room service waiter mentioned that it was sunny, his/her tip would average 24% of the bill. Mention that it was rainy and the percentage would go down to 19%.
Waitresses that put a little smiley face on the bill boosted their tips by 5%. Male waiters that did the same just got weird looks.
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