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Hi, my name is Randy Hill and I am just one of thousands of people around the world, tired and frustrated with the lack of consideration that is displayed by a growing "demographic" that I call, "the great unwashed and ill-mannered." People who can't seem to get outside their little world long enough to see the stress that they create on the rest of the population.

I've created this blog and online store as an outlet for this pent-up frustration...and also to have a little devious fun while I'm at it!

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[When Randy isn't whining about noisy and rude people, he dreams up designs in his studio at Hill Design Studios. A native Texan, Randy resides in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with his wife Dawn and four cats]

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If you’re a waitress, try adding a smiley face to the bill

By Randy | May 26, 2007

Temple University psychologist Bruce Rind tried a little experiment at an Atlantic City hotel. The room was configured in a way that the hotel guest couldn’t see what the weather was like outside. Rind found that if the room service waiter mentioned that it was sunny, his/her tip would average 24% of the bill. Mention that it was rainy and the percentage would go down to 19%.

Waitresses that put a little smiley face on the bill boosted their tips by 5%. Male waiters that did the same just got weird looks.

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