Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

Although I’m not complaining about the food or service, I was quite amazed and appalled to be charged a 15 per cent gratuity on a take-out order at Jimmy Seas. I couldn’t figure out what “service” I was tipping for. Was it the careful arrangement in the stryrofoam container, the plastic wrapping job or maybe the smiles as they dug deeper into my wallet because they could. Just one more “first” for me, as in first time for everything.

Don Studley