Tipping gives good karma Kramer Wetzel September 23, 2008 @kramerw Downtown SA Tips. Related Comments on this entry are closed. Kris September 23, 2008, 4:26 pm I know that the US has a very differnt culture around tipping than Australia, and am wondering in what instances can you leave without giving a tip in Texas in 2008? Has it always been that way, or is the culture changing? I also wanted to say that I like the blog, and your choice of shots to give us all a dose of day to day life! kramer September 23, 2008, 5:15 pm There are a few coffee shops that I like, and one reason is the unique tip jar notes. Since I tend to ask annoying questions and pester the help, I just figure it’s the right thing to do. When I can.