I often find myself in an uncomfortable situation when buying to-go food at restaurants. It concerns tipping. My bottom-line feeling is, this isn't a time to tip. I'm not being provided table service. The counter person isn't getting that waiter minimum salary that is supposedly compensated for by tips. And I'm not taking up space in the restaurant. But I'm always uncomfortable when the credit card slip comes. There's pretty much always a space on there for me to add a tip. So what are the options? 1 - I can not fill that part out, just sign it and be done, and hope. 2 - I can pay cash instead to try to obviate the issue (and lose the cc points/miles, and be burdened with change in my pocket, which I hate). And there's still the inevitable tip jar. or 3 - I can put a line or a zero in the tip area, and rewrite the subtotal again in the total spot. And, with any of these, I can mumble something to myself about it being to go, so no tip, etc. in the hopes that they overhear me, which doesn't really help, but I tend to do it anyway. I guess that's my outward expression of discomfort. Is anyone else uncomfortable with these situations? Is there an obvious option I'm missing? Should I just be tipping in these situations? Finally: I'd like to commend a yogurt take-out place I visited once on Balboa Island. When the woman presented me the credit card slip, she had crossed out the tip area and re-written the subtotal as the total. Made me happy. Come on MPers! Fix me!