This week, I went to one of my favorite sandwich shops, V & S Sandwiches, for a nice cheesesteak, with extra hot peppers. They have a tip jar sitting on the counter. After I get my sandwich, sometimes I toss my coin change into the jar, sometimes I don’t. It depends on my mood that day, or if I thought they waited on me courteously and promptly.
The V & S tip jar has given me an idea. For the past seven years, I have been answering DOT questions on the site, for free. I do it just to do it and to be helpful. I know these DOT rules are extensive and complex, plus I know you will spend at least 15 minutes on the phone trying to find a police officer or government person to answer your question. If you manage to get one to answer the phone at all, that is.
Nevertheless, I would be much more enthusiastic about it if I made some beer money out of the deal. Therefore, I am going to try something new. I am going to place my own tip jar on my virtual counter. When I answer a question, I am going to post the following instructions on how to send me money.
1) Go to PayPal.
2) Log into PayPal. You need a PayPal account. See, this is how you can get out of tipping.
3) Find the Send Money link. It should be on the first page after you log in.
4) Enter my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5) Enter the amount!
6) Choose whether you want the money to come out of your PayPal balance or your banking account.
7) Hit button “Send Money”
8) Thank you very much!
Just like the V & S tip jar, it’s voluntary. I am still going to answer your question, whether you tip or not. If you don’t have a PayPal account, no worries, I don’t expect you to set up a PayPal account just to tip me. However, if I cleared up something that’s been bothering you, if I answered your question in a prompt and thorough fashion, if I answered a question on which you’ve gotten 3 different previous answers, and you have a PayPal account, feel free to buy me a beer, using the above PayPal instructions. Thanks!