Old 01-09-19, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike;20739867the statements made by several posters on this thread that [b
they get or expect better[/b]/special service than other customers at an LBS because they treat/tip/bribe the employees with cookies, doughnuts and/or beer.
I understand language can be challenging. Offering a gift as thanks is not a bribe, even if you ultimately receive something in return. A bribe is made for the purpose of influencing someone.

If I feel a gift is deserved, I will give one with no expectation of reciprocity and will continue to give when I feel it's deserved even if I receive no special treatment in return. That's called kindness and showing appreciation.
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