Well, you've all had to take those depos in downtown LA where the high rises are taller and the price of parking is even higher. You know the area I'm talking about, around Grand, Hope and 5th and above. $38.80. I always pray that I get a nice law firm that will validate.
Also, some of those buildings have mandatory valet. So do you tip the valet? My gut instinct is to say not in these tough times, especially if we don't have the choice of valet or self-parking. I mean, if the attorney doesn't validate you, that means you're going to be paying 40 bucks for parking and the agency isn't going to be reimbursing the tip money.
I always used to think that tipping was for excellent service. Basically I'm paying them to park my car. I certainly don't let them touch my writer or laptop case. So I'm lugging all that stuff in and out myself.
So it depends on the mood I'm in. If I get validated and I've got a couple of bucks in my wallet, and the valet is nice, I'll tip. But otherwise no way.