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Comment by Peter Lyons on September 5, 2009 at 5:07pm
You gotta accept that different countries have different cultures - In Britain and most of Europe - Giving a grat is down to Excellent service - not just nominal service - I have worked in the food industry in Britain for years and as a country we do tip and can be very generous as my staff who sometimes earn more than me can attest to. Here is some advice for you americans - dont go over the top with your service to brits - we dont like it, be friendly which I know most of you are and dont ask stupid questions like do you know tony blair. I imagine most will tip - of course there are always some muppets who wont tip no matter how good you are . For the record - every trip to the states i have ever made 90% of the sevice has been great and those servers get the tip they deserve.
Comment by J-C on January 8, 2008 at 10:39am
it's not in our culture, in france money for waitress is included with food's price!!
sorry for my english!
Comment by Angela DiMauro on January 5, 2008 at 3:53pm
I have to say, unfortunately we all know that there are those who don't tip as well as others. I've got a good one though. When I was working at the Hillsborough Ave Hooters in Tampa many moons ago there was a guy (guest) who walked in that looked like a bum straight out of the ditch. He was so borderline that I'm surprised the hostess sat him. No one wanted to go near this guy. I took the table, was polite and did my job. I almost felt sorry for the guy. He was nice, ordered his food and then payed his bill leaving me a one hundred tip ( $100 freaking dollars). I took it around to all the waitresses who I had trained and showed it to them. You can't judge a book by it's cover. Stereo typing is for the birds. Do a good job. Karma has a way of taking over and you should take pride in what you do and how you act.
Comment by Well Done Fillet on January 5, 2008 at 2:31pm
Worst tippers in order of shittiest, English, Australians, Canadians, South Africans, and any of the Scandinavian/Germanic countries.......bad for for all of them.....

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