We're well into the holiday tipping season—custom gives you till the end of the year to give 'em—and today the Times offers an informal comparison between the suggested tips we wrote about last month and what doormen around town were reporting they got. And while it sounds like you are safe giving what you can—especially if you write a personalized note!—if you really want to give a doozy of a gift the bar has been set: one doorman at the Langston, a 186-unit condo in Harlem, was offered a car for the holidays.

A 1991 Honda Accord, sure, but a car. Also, some people give their doormen pornographic Poloraid self-portraits? What's the craziest holiday tip you've heard about?