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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by vIv on Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:22 pm

    Generally tip between 20-25% depending on level of service.  Service has to be execrable for me to dip below 15%

    And I've even started tipping a little bit for take-out, but much less.  Usually 2-4% at the register on in the jar.
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by tjenz on Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:29 pm

    went to Menchies for some fro yo and was surprised to see a tip jar. 

    I do all the work putting together my dessert and they've got the nerve to ask for a tip.
    fuck 'em


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    Post by yancy on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:12 pm

    People who loudly admire their own overtipping bother me more than people who quietly undertip.
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    Post by undo on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:26 pm

    I quietly admire my own overtipping
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    Post by Soma on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:56 pm

    I wish I could tip my hairdresser. She always does a great job and is just my type.


    Bruegel wrote:i tip 10%

    I always thought 10 - 15% was standard but a friend went off on me for not tipping 20 and seemed to be convinced it was the done thing. Fuck him.
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    Post by vIv on Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:05 am

    No self-admiration intended in that post, Y. Loud or otherwise.  I don't really admire myself that much, tbh...I do tip well, though.  It's just reporting, not posturing...
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    Post by Soma on Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:23 am

    I've never noticed any difference in the quality of service.

    Last week I was at a Vietnamese restaurant and the tip was part of the bill. I hate that.
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    Post by reuben on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:43 pm

    How can you show this kind of smut to children?

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    Post by zappo on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:44 pm

    Is there a cartoon about a family of chodes, now? What the fuck, mate?
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    Post by Ned Braden on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:48 pm

    Well, I'll be damned. Never noticed that Peppa's face looked like a dick till just now.
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    Post by reuben on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:53 pm

    You should see her dad and grandpa.
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    Post by Soma on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:59 pm

    I don't know what TV show those pigs are from.
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    Post by Pete Best on Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:16 pm

    Peppa Pig is big news, my niece loves Peppa and is looking forward to a visit to Peppa Pig World.
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    Post by Nick on Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:32 pm

    Are the Brits excited about the Royal Baby or is this a media creation and most see it as one more inbred parasite that will bleed the nation dry?
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by Pete Best on Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:54 pm

    This had been rolling news with no content what so ever for 12 hours today.

    People are interested most people would say 'That's nice' I get the impression there's good will behind them but I think the media and especially The BBC in this country think it matters far more to people than it does.

    We are a funny little country sometimes and this is one example of that.
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    Post by chrondog on Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:12 pm

    i was reading about the Belgian change of royalty this week and it seems to me that the under reported aspect of European royalty today is that they aren't really just figureheads. they are pretty seriously woven into government affairs in many nations and have vague and far reaching powers that they mostly never use.

    the Dutch ethnic factions in Belgium trying to fight for a change from constitutional monarchy to republic are interesting. i would personally be politically offended if i lived under constitutional monarchy at this point.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:24 pm

    Constitutional monarchy? Ya want that? huh? do ya?


    Really feeling the need to revisit this show lately, even though it's already ingrained so deeply into my brain.
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    Post by zappo on Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:51 pm

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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by Soma on Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:50 pm

    jasperness wrote: i would personally be politically offended if i lived under constitutional monarchy at this point.

    This is how I've always felt.
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    Post by Pete Best on Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:07 am

    Living in a country where you get power from being in a certain family is annoying. Here it's not real power and it's just the Windsor. You've got Kennedy, Bush and Clinton.
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    Post by Pete Best on Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:10 am

    For the record Queen Elizabeth II I have a lot of time for, she has done a very good job of it. Charles is an interfering bastard and will probably ensure the monarch is dead before this young prince gets near the throne.
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    Post by yancy on Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:02 pm

    Pete Best wrote:Living in a country where you get power from being in a certain family is annoying. Here it's not real power and it's just the Windsor. You've got Kennedy, Bush and Clinton.
    I would feel less ashamed if we had a true hereditary monarchy in this country. Bush Jr. still required votes from millions of idiots. At least you guys have an excuse.
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by raj gibson on Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:23 pm

    For all its faults I'd be surprised if the American system is particularly unique compared to other systems in disproportionately rewarding heredity or turning a blind eye to nepotism. Old habits die hard, and passing power down through families is one of the oldest habits there is.
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    Post by chrondog on Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:29 pm

    i see where you guys are going trying to turn this whole thing on its head, but let's be real here. constitutional monarchy is a concept much more egregious to personal freedom and democratic values than nepotism in a republic. you can say that, in practice, certain American political families have been very successful at gaining power through generations, but to say that is "real power" and being the Queen of England ain't shit is pretty silly. being a Windsor is much more powerful than being a Clinton, in terms of the hereditary power associated with that name. the fact that Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are by so many accounts, exceptional people, is separate from their name.
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    Post by Pete Best on Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:02 pm

    Yes, I agree I'd rather have some form of elected head of state than a monarch but other than in the constitutional sense it's very soft power. Yes, under the current system I can't be head of state but I don't feel that's a massive problem and infringement of my own rights.

    Given a choice I'd rather keep the monarchy and have the House of Lords elected by proportional representation.

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