No Tipping In Samoa (8/9)

In Samoa, it is considered offensive to tip people. The thought behind that is that the person who received the tip now feels obliged to return the favor and this may not be within their means. In a deeply stratified culture, this is quite key. Same goes for bargaining, quite frowned upon since it creates a favor that may not be repaid.

Contributor: Avichai Ben Tzur from XDAYSINY.COM

Written by James Metcalfe

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