A year or two ago my wife gave a tip to a barman in a pub in northern England.
He was somewhere between embarrassed, bemused, and annoyed. We were
subsequently told that only "North Americans" [mercifully we are not
'Americans'] put down tips in UK pubs and were automatically labelled as such,
often with much scorn.
On 06/01/19 07:47 PM, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 5/29/2019 10:36 PM, Philippe wrote:
> > Agreed.
> > Look at the bills/checks, they usually show if service is included, or not.
> > If it is, the guy/lady will get their wages/salary alright at the end of
> > the month. Different uses to the US indeed. And you won’t get shouted at if
> > you don’t tip.
> Ireland, nice pub restaurant, I almost came to blows, trying to force a tip
> on the waiter. Learned tipping isn't done;
> never tipped again, never had any sour looks, let alone complaints.
> Upright Moose
> What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
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