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DO YOU KNOW WHERE TIPPING CAME FROM? WELL, IN ENGLAND
A LONG TIME AGO, THEY HAD A PLATE BY THE DOORS OF
RESTAURANTS AND AS PEOPLE WENT IN, THEY PUT MONEY
IN IT TO INSURE PROMPTNESS. THE PEOPLE WHO PUT THE
MOST MONEY IN GOT THE BEST AND QUICKEST SERVICE.

Where learned: NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): TO INSURE PROMPTNESS--INITIALS=TIP

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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