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Americans and Canadians, leave your tipping practices at home

Jun 25th, 2012, 07:45 AM
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Adu - offer to show your credentials to any French people you meet. They must be very impressive.
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Jun 25th, 2012, 09:13 AM
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Adu, You must have been in a parallel Paris.
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Jun 25th, 2012, 10:31 AM
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Aduchamp,, are you trolling,, I mean, I know you are a long time poster, not a newbie troll, but to say the french speak loud proves to me you are now basically making up stories,, the french do not speak loudly. So I can only assume you made that statement to provoke people. How sad.
I guess you give off an air that is especially offensive to all french speakers in the world since you appear to be in the minority who have only encountered loud and arrogant french speakers( oh, dear, my child is learning french in school, I do hope it doesn't transform her into the monster you predict, lol ) and felt you were treated badly,, they run you down on sidewalks and yell, geesh some have all the bad luck.. lol
i should sign off now, this could go round and round, but I haven't been on this forum long enough to know all the personalities, but I have certainly learned about one!
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Jun 25th, 2012, 10:42 AM
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That is fine Justine but then again chauvanism is founded in French.

The French are absolutely obnoxious in stores, restaurants and on the streets. My favorite French speaking story has nothing to do with being obnoxious but is just plain funny.

I am walking down the street and hear behind me two men loudly speaking French. They finally pass me and they are dressed hip-hop complete from the open laces to the pants hanging off their ass, bling, a backwards baseball cap with the practiced saunter. And I thought they have accepted what they think is the best of American culture.
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Jun 25th, 2012, 11:35 AM
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We certainly got our monies worth on this one (without the 25% obligatory).
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Jun 25th, 2012, 11:36 AM
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"but then again chauvanism is founded in France...."

At least they know how to spell it. And, again, very, very broad assumption. The kind that makes us (Americans) bristle.
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Jun 25th, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Adu is probably going to demand a tip. In loud English.
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Jun 25th, 2012, 11:59 AM
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>We certainly got our monies worth on this one (without the 25% obligatory).<

I may need more popcorn for this one. I sense it heading for the two hundreds.
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Jun 25th, 2012, 12:46 PM
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Those KFC buckets come handy for fests like these. Get a bucket of fried vermin, chips and a bottle of coke for a tenner. Usually get you through to post 150.

Any thread above 200 makes the "tip the pilot hall of fame".
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Jun 25th, 2012, 12:57 PM
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apologies if I'm repeating points made here already, but there are no hard and fast rules that cover the whole of Europe. Britain is IME rather different to say holland and Germany or even Italy, where 10% more or less is added to the bill as standard.

on our weekend away [in Somerset] we routinely tipped 10% in restaurants where no service charge was added to the bill, but nothing for the girl who carried our bag to our room. I didn't buy a drink for the landlord of the pub where we watched the rugby and the football, and I didn't tip the petrol station attendant.

and we wouldn't dream of tipping the lovely volunteers in the National trust houses we visited, though they perhaps performed the best services of all.
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Jun 25th, 2012, 02:47 PM
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You are making no cents at all. :-=
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Jun 25th, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Jun 25th, 2012, 03:28 PM
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Especially considering how little Europeans know compared to what they think they know. Talk about a ratio that is completely out of whack.
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