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Post by Becky521 on Sat May 12, 2012 8:11 pm

...they tip you AND force you to take the corner square of the birthday cake home!

How about you all? How have your clients shown you the love?

I love you
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Post by Perry Noia on Sat May 12, 2012 8:14 pm

well... my party today gave me me a $40 tip today Very Happy I like those parties Very Happy They offered me food of course, but I can't eat anything that has come in contact with wheat, so I have to decline all that stuff.
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Post by veelux on Sat May 12, 2012 8:39 pm

I once was hired to do a party where the little one's were bowling. I was hired as a contractor that time and it was supposed to be for just one hour. The kids were distracted of course bowling so it wasn't going "on schedule" as planned. I told the parents how much time (15 mins.) was left and they looked horrified because there were still 4 kids who had been running around and hadn't been painted yet. I didn't even say anything and the Dad slipped 100.00 in my hand and asked me if I could make an exception this time. YAH....Very nice tip! I love those parties Cool
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Post by Psalmbook on Sat May 12, 2012 8:39 pm

When your client sends you home w/ 3 large trays of your favorite restaurants BBQ Ribs & sauce! My family was so happy because last summer the hubby was unemployed & we'd eaten spaghetti for 3 days straight Very Happy
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Re: You KNOW your client is happy when...

Post by Becky521 on Sat May 12, 2012 8:59 pm

Psalmbook, I'm SURE you of all people saw God in that moment!
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Sat May 12, 2012 9:57 pm

God can ALWAYS be found in ribs and BBQ sauce!
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Post by Caswell Designs FP on Sat May 12, 2012 11:05 pm

Love when they send us home with take out containers of BBQ and sides! Even better when they give a cash tip!
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Post by Griffinblue on Sun May 13, 2012 12:01 am

Oddly, I don't see a lot of tips from the person who has hired me. But grandparents have often slipped me nice tips. and one schools PTO tips $50 every year when I'm at their event.

a fav was when I painted the staff at a Mexican resturant before they opened on Halloween, and they made sure as soon as the cooks arrived that they were making a huge lunch for 5 to send home with me Very Happy
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Post by Peppermint_Mill on Sun May 13, 2012 12:39 am

I was offered a tray of cupcakes and a $30 tip at one of the parties I worked today. Took the tip but not the cupcakes. I always feel awkward about taking food home from a party with me and they offer every time. Is it just me? I don't know why I feel weird about it but I just do. Neutral
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Post by Faces by Ainslie on Sun May 13, 2012 3:06 am

When a little kid asks dad for 50c to give me a tip Very Happy
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Post by Becky521 on Sun May 13, 2012 8:49 am

Peppermint_Mill wrote:I always feel awkward about taking food home from a party with me and they offer every time. Is it just me? I don't know why I feel weird about it but I just do. Neutral

I always feel weird too, but last weekend, the child's great-grandfather literally shoved a plate with cake on it into my hand - sorry, I can't turn down an 80+ year old man who let me painted Old Glory on his arm! Yesterday, the child's dad told me 6 times "you NEED to get some food before you go!" Then the grandfather said, "accepting food is VERY important in this family!". So, I sheepishly accepted a platter to go, and on it was the corner piece of cake! When I got home and dug in, I was so grateful for the food. I didn't realize how hungry I actually was until I started to eat!

They usually offer me a drink (as in alcohol) but I will NEVER accept those. I smile and say, "thank you, but my lines will go all wonky, so I'd better stick to my water!". Alcohol and professionalism do tot mix IMHO.



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Post by Misha on Sun May 13, 2012 12:15 pm

Mmmmmmm, frosting! Birthday cake is the BEST!
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Post by Stacia on Sun May 13, 2012 8:07 pm

Best tip I got was when I was painting for Breakfast with Santa at the Mall and I painted one little sparkly christmas light and a few tear drops on a little girls cheek and the mom dropped a $20 in my tip jar. She said I deserved it for making her daughters day Very Happy.
I get people offering my drinks (as in alcoholic beverages) all the time! I always decline too, but I find it odd that people wanna get the face painter liquored up *LOL*. I tell them that I need to paint a straight line and that I'm DRIVING afterwards. I save the drinking for when I'm done with the weekend full of gigs Wink.
The best food offering I've ever gotten was a huge slice of rainbow cloud cake that had to be a foot tall with marshmallow fluffy frosting and skittles on top. It was so pretty I didn't want to eat it. I had declined the offer but the mom insisted. It was so tasty but so HUGE that I felt like a pig because I had to eat fast so I could get to my next gig and I wanted to eat enough so she wasn't offended.
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