Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 17, 1973 · Page 21
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 21

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' No one knows for certain how the practice started. One popular version is that it all began in iftth Century London pubs where waiters set tin bowls marked "To insure Prompt Service." The word tips is said to come from the first letter of each word. HM M WITH THIS COUPON M M M M FREE FREE SIDEWALK DAYS ONLY 1 Pair of Special Marked Ladies Shoes From Our Sale Rack FREE With Any 15°° Purchase Coupon Good Wed., July 18 Only SHANE > SHOWERS FAMILY SHOE STORE L 153 E. MAIN ST. Across From Wlgreen's — FREE Layaway BANK AMERICARD —MASTER CHARGE J Regardless of when, where and how it originated, the custom of distributing gratuities has spread around the world. They call it "pourboire" in French, "trinkgelt" in German, "propina" in Spanish, "bakeesh" in Arabic and "cumshaW* in Chinese. IT IS SAD but true in many cases, however, that no matter what it's called, tipping iio longer is a bonus for extra services. Tipping is expected now whether the service is prompt or not. There are no hard-and-fast rules for tipping, so Americans unfamiliar with the rates cf exchange frequently over- tip when abroad. That could put an extra strain on the budget irt these days of dollar devaluation. A good rule-of-thumb when in doubt is for the American to tip as he does at home. Practices often differ from area to area, country to country and sometimes within a country itself. The traveler would do well to find out local conditions from government tourist bureaus and other promotional agencies before departure, if possible. Guide books also can be helpful. HERE ARE some general guidelines which might help cope with the problem: In Europe, hotels and restaurants usually add a service charge of 10 to 15 per cent on bills. Additional gratuities may be in order if extra services are provided by hotel personnel. Waiters also sometimes expect a little more— Usually enough to round out the bill. If not sure that tips have been included in restaurant, nightclub and other tabs, ask the waiter, barman or maitre d' hotel. Figure between 15 and 20 per cent if charges have not been added. Taxicab drivers generally are tipped around 15 per cent of the meter fare—a little extra if they help with the luggage. If there are no fixed charges, tip porters at airports and railroad depots about the equivalent of 25 to 50 cents per bag, depending on the s.'ze and weight of the load. HATCHECK and washroom attendants and theater ushers in most European cities are tipped — generally small change—as are barbers and hairdressers. In the Far East, where the practice is still not as widespread as in the West, hotels usually include service charges on the bill. Restaurants often do, too. Otherwise, tip between 10 and 15 per cent. No extra tipping is usualUy required if service charges have been added. In Tokyo and Bangkok, taxi drivers do not have to be tipped — it is optional. In Hong Kong, however, drivers expect at least 10 per cent of the fare. Tipping is generally frowned upon by the Soviet Union and other Eastern European countries. But travelers report small gratuities and "gifts" are accepted by waiters, among others — and in some instances, expected. IN LATIN AMERICA and the Caribbean, tipping is expected even when service charges have been included. Taxi drivers expect tips, also. Aboard ship, room stewards, dining room waiters, barmen, deck attendants and Other service personnel are tipped, usually at the end of the voyage. One exception is Holland America Cruises, which adds a service charge. Ship officers and crewmen are not tipped. ! Stewardesses, flight crews and other airline em|sloyes— except for skycaps~<aite jpever tipped. J; BEAD THE WAST, AJ)S: SEASON YOUR SUMMER WITH STEAKS Steak-A-Plenty 1667 N. 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