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Etiquette question

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Sometimes I have dinner with a friend whose housekeeper prepares meals for him. Is there an obligation on my part to give the housekeeper money for the meals?
 

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No you do not tip another person's housekeeper.
 

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Sometimes I have dinner with a friend whose housekeeper prepares meals for him. Is there an obligation on my part to give the housekeeper money for the meals?
Unless you are in the movie One Crazy Summer, where gramma gives everyone a bill for dinner, I'd think you would not have to pay her for dinner. Thank her, compliment the dinner, but don't offer to pay her. She's already getting paid by your friend.
 

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Sometimes I have dinner with a friend whose housekeeper prepares meals for him. Is there an obligation on my part to give the housekeeper money for the meals?
I would suspect that s/he's already duly recompensed by his/her employer. Etiquette is more a matter of what one doesn't do. A tip could be misconstrued. Were I you, I'd err on the side of caution.
 

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Sometimes I have dinner with a friend whose housekeeper prepares meals for him. Is there an obligation on my part to give the housekeeper money for the meals?
Yes. You should drop a $10 under the table. That way, you're not offending her. She can just find it when she cleans up.
 

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Could be a dude, you sexist pigs.
 
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