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Chaz and AJ Weblog - 10/7/13
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Joe Linta - NFL agent - in the studio, with his review of this weekend's football games, including the high scoring Cowboys game losing to the Broncos, Eagles battling the Giants, NE Patriots loss by the Bengals, and also talking about how he enjoys High School Football so much.
Allison Stockel - with the Ridgefield Playhouse, on the phone, with her big announcement of members from the band "Boston" will be performing at the "Chaz and AJ - Monster's Ball" which includes food, dancing, $1,000 costume contest: get tickets here, plus her review of the Colin Quinn show this past weekend.
Senator Richard Blumenthal - on the phone calling from Washington D.C., discussed the frustration with getting this impasse resolved on this government shutdown, also good news of Sikorsky Aircraft had canceled their layoffs.
An Oregon bartender just got the tip of a lifetime. A regular at Conway's Restaurant and Lounge in Springfield often tips her with Keno tickets from the Oregon Lottery. On Tuesday evening, the man asked her to choose two.
When she checked the numbers, the first ticket won $5. The second turned into a $17,500 gratuity. She tried to give it back, but he wouldn't take the ticket and made her sign it so she would be the only one able to collect the prize.
Her customers were excited for her.
Top 10: Service To Tip (According to "Angie's List")
1) Bartenders/Wait Staff - a 10% tip is usually the minimum.
2) Movers - For light moves, offer a $10 to $20 tip per mover. For larger moves, companies say a tip of $20 to $50 is appropriate.
3) House Cleaners - a box of chocolates or 100 percent of their pay. Christmas time only.
4) Lawn Care/Handyman - a $15 to $50 tip once a year - perhaps during the holidays - as a thoughtful "thank you."
5) Pet Sitters/Pooper Scoopers/Animal Groomers - If you regularly use the same one, provide an occasional 15 percent tip or annual gift.
6) Hair Stylists/Barbers - Stylists say they typically receive a 15 to 20 percent tip, but it varies.
7) Taxi/Shuttle/Limo Drivers - Typically, the driver receives at least $1 per passenger. It's customary to tip taxi drivers 15 to 20 percent. If you don't have cash, make sure the driver accepts credit cards.
8) Manicurists/Pedicurists - a tip of 10 to 20 percent is appropriate.
9) Car Wash Attendant - a $2 to $3 tip for a car, or $3 to $5 for an SUV, truck or van.
10) Sanitation Serviceman - $10 to $20 a man should be sufficient. Christmas time only.
Q: That thing you touch quite a bit has about 280 different kinds of Bacteria on it. What is it?
A: A Steering Wheel...(hint was: You're probably infected already.)

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