When we travel out of state, we like to bring a fair amount of cash with us in the event of a problem with our credit/debit cards. Sometimes, when we use a debit card out of state, including PayPal, they will flag it as possible fraud and place a temporary block on our card until we clear it. Given that we've had such a thing happen, this can be a good thing, but it's not so good when we're trying to get gas or pay for food in a restaurant after ordering, On the way back, I start spending that cash rather than using cards, mostly because I take part in WheresGeorge. At the restaurant in the hotel where we're staying, we noticed that they automatically added a 20% gratuity to the bill. Having not noticed this when had lunch there on our way south, we left a tip above that amount, and, of course, no one pointed out that the tip had been added to the bill. This morning, we had breakfast there. All they had was a serve-yourself hot breakfast consisting of scrambled eggs and bacon, such as you might expect to get for free at most hotels, but they charged $15 apiece for it and added a 20% gratuity although no service was involved beyond setting up the buffet-style breakfast. Noticing the added gratuity for the first time, and that they had calculated the 20% on the total bill, including the tax, we asked for change on two $20s. We were told that they didn't carry any change, so they wanted a card. Of course, we had cards but since we were angry by then, and there were no signs about not accepting cash, we insisted on paying cash. They ended up knocking off the coin part of it but came up with the change somewhere. By the way, we weren't the only ones paying cash. We were just the only ones expecting change because everyone else was tipping over and above the gratuity that had been added to the bill. They were expecting a tip over and above the one that was automatically added. I wouldn't ordinarily make a scene but it's not like we're going to be back here anytime soon. I can understand why some people hate old people.