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The History of Tipping

submitted on May 14, 2011 by HouTex in "Member's Lounge"

We've had discussions about tipping in the past, http://www.buxr.com/topic/how-.....18-20_2242
but when I saw this article, I couldn't resist posting another topic about it. The account at http://www.billshrink.com/blog.....f-tipping/ traces the origin of tipping to 18th century English pubs, and also includes suggested tip amounts for different services. Do you agree with those amounts? Why or why not? It seems like everybody expects a tip these days, and despite its origins, tipping is now thought of as a distinctively American practice! Can you believe it - in 1915 six state legislators from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Tennessee and South Carolina attempted and failed to pass an anti-tipping bill that would make leaving gratuities unlawful. See http://www.foodwoolf.com/2010/.....pping.html

The BillShrink topic credits Financial Times for the facts, but I was surprised at the suggestion that drawing a smiley face on the bill would actually have any effect on the size of the tip, or that the effect would be different for male or female servers. Eeek
           

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  • 114348
    gabyperu
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    Posted by gabyperu on May 14, 2011
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    Interesting Big Grin
  • 114352
    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on May 15, 2011
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    Good one
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    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on May 15, 2011
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    After working as a waitress for many years, you do learn some things: talk to the woman first, bigger tip. Talk to the man first, usually no tip.
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    clover
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    Posted by clover on May 15, 2011
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    You being HouTex I was afraid this was going to be about Cow Tipping! I am glad it wasn't! Big Grin

  • 114380
    JackBauer
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    Posted by JackBauer on May 15, 2011
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    **Language Warning**

    Mr. Pink's view on tipping

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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on May 18, 2011
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      I don't think I ever heard this much swear language in a 2 minutes episode! It was very funny regardless Smile
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    • JackBauer
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      Posted by JackBauer on May 19, 2011
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      This is a great movie. If you have never seen it, I highly suggest you rent it.
  • 114387
    clover
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    Posted by clover on May 15, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    JackBauer...You do exist! Thanks for your view on "Tipping!"
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    • JackBauer
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      Posted by JackBauer on May 18, 2011
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      Of course I exist! In fact, I am closing in on my 3 year anniversary on Buxr. (June 3rd) Feel free to send gifts Big Grin

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