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Leaving a tip in a restaurant or taxi is a [partner / part] of life in many countries. Usually, we give a tip to a [waiter / waiting] or to a member of staff in a hotel. At [another / other] times, we put the tip in [ajar / a jar] next to the cash register. With modern technology, there is a new [weigh / way] to tip, and people are not so happy about it. The Wall Street Journal wrote that self-checkout machines are now [on / in] airports, stadiums, cookie shops, and cafes in the USA. Self-checkout machines mean there is [now / no] face-to-face contact between people. However, many of [these / them] machines are asking customers to leave a 20 per cent tip. Customers say they are not [so / such] happy about leaving a tip and giving extra money to [the / a] machine.

The Wall Street Journal reported [what / that] many people in the USA are becoming [tired / tried] of tipping because of the self-checkout machines. Reporters wrote that many people are [experienced / experiencing] "tipping fatigue". Nearly 20 per cent of Americans are now leaving tips for [thing / things] they never used to leave tips [in / for] . They are [every / even] tipping when buying a bottle of water. This was because there are [most / more] digital payment machines. A customer at an airport store said a [prom / prompt] on a self-checkout machine was like "emotional blackmail". The payments company Square reported that the machines are increasing the [number / numeral] of tips. It said Americans are leaving 15 per cent more tips than [before / after] .

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