Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Eurpeans in the book

ok i read somewhere in the book that Europeans dont give tips to waiters or waitresses when they visit America because in europe their welfare program is better then our own, i didnt find it in the introduction i may have over read but im not sure

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(Europeans, no doubt spoiled by their trade union-ridden, high-wage welfare states, generally do not know that they are supposed to tip. Some restaurants, the Hearthside included, allow servers to "grat" their foreign customers, or add a tip to the bill. Since this amount is added before the customers have a chance to tip or not tip, the practice amounts to an automatic penalty for imperfect English.)


Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America