Cold Stone Creamery or Tipping, Tokyo Style
Often we find American stores or restaurants in Tokyo, but there’s always something just sort of “off” about them – the clothes are sized to the market, or the desserts are a bit less sweet, or something of that nature. It’s really fine, though – companies have to cater to their clientele in the location. We have come to accept that we get authentic Americana in…, well, America. This little oddity at the Cold Stone Creamery, though, really gave me a giggle. The ice cream scoopers at the Cold Stone always sing if you put a dollar in their tip jars in the U.S. but in a culture like Japan, where tipping is not customary, it seemed pretty weird to have a tip jar on the counter. And then I put in Y100. The video shows what I saw! Not quite the same as the bit of hokey-ness at the American counterpart. You decide: better or worse!?
Click the link above for the video!