I'm off to Las Vegas soon, for two weeks. I have three worries:
2 using a knife and fork
3 my accent
I get so flustered and embarrassed over tipping, haven't a clue how to do it or when to do it. In NZ, one only ever tips at high class restaurants. I used to tip in taxis, now I don't even do that because the drivers seem to get highly upset by the gesture.
Here's a photo of two Las Vegas 'showgirls' who were standing in the Fremont Street Mall. I thought they were there to entice folk into a nearby casino and I took their photo. They bore down on me and demanded a tip. I paid them. One of the showgirls was an Australian.
My last embarrassment? I hate talking in shops, restaurants, to others when I'm in the States because my accent makes me stand out. I always think I'm going to be 'ripped off' because of it. Wish I could act out an American accent.