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Old January 29th, 2004, 10:48 AM
HeySailor
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Default Re: We'll never tip again.

Regarding tipping in pubs in the UK: Ah, but eventually you have to (at least offer to) buy the barman (or woman) a drink, so it comes out to the same thing, no?

When I lived in Europe, I followed European tipping customs, and when I visit Europe now, I do the same. When I'm in the U.S., I follow American tipping customs. If I were to walk about the U.K. proclaiming the the inadequacies of the British system loudly and at length--or do the same on a U.K.-based Web site--you'd call me an ugly American, wouldn't you?

And you'd be right.
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