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China restaurant 2013

A Restaurant With A No-Tipping Policy? No, Thanks

You get what you pay for, and when you go to a restaurant in the United States, you pay for the service as well as the food and drinks. Tipping is part of that experience -- what makes the service in the U.S. superior to other places in the world. But not everyone agrees with me. An article published by priceonomics makes the case that a restaurant operating on a no-tip policy makes for a better-run establishment. The piece even goes so as far to say tipping is un-American; it does this by using the history of tipping as detailed by an article in the New York Times Magazine:

As Languages Disappear, So Does Our Priceless Culture And Heritage

From the time I was a young boy, I enjoyed reading ancient myths and legends. I devoured the tales of ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient India, as well as the Celtic and Norse legends of antiquity. These stories were not only wildly entertaining, and exciting, they also inspired me to learn more about the real-life histories of these magical, faraway lands. One of my favorite myths is about the “Giant's Causeway,” one of the world's most spectacular natural geologic formations, in County Antrim in Northern Ireland, and how it came to exist. The Causeway comprises some 40,000 columns (some of which are nearly forty feet high) made of basalt and are linked to each other and disappear like steps into the sea -- the beautiful product of a volcanic eruption unknown eons ago.

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China restaurant 2013

A Restaurant With A No-Tipping Policy? No, Thanks

You get what you pay for, and when you go to a restaurant in the United States, you pay for the service as well as the food and drinks. Tipping is part of that experience -- what makes the service in the U.S. superior to other places in the world. But not everyone agrees with me. An article published by priceonomics makes the case that a restaurant operating on a no-tip policy makes for a better-run establishment. The piece even goes so as far to say tipping is un-American; it does this by using the history of tipping as detailed by an article in the New York Times Magazine:

As Languages Disappear, So Does Our Priceless Culture And Heritage

From the time I was a young boy, I enjoyed reading ancient myths and legends. I devoured the tales of ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient India, as well as the Celtic and Norse legends of antiquity. These stories were not only wildly entertaining, and exciting, they also inspired me to learn more about the real-life histories of these magical, faraway lands. One of my favorite myths is about the “Giant's Causeway,” one of the world's most spectacular natural geologic formations, in County Antrim in Northern Ireland, and how it came to exist. The Causeway comprises some 40,000 columns (some of which are nearly forty feet high) made of basalt and are linked to each other and disappear like steps into the sea -- the beautiful product of a volcanic eruption unknown eons ago.

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