"Tips Versus Social Equality and Self-Respect" - Elizabeth Banks - The New York Times

"Tips Versus Social Equality and Self-Respect" - Elizabeth Banks - The New York Times

by: Elizabeth Banks | publication date: June 11, 1905 | Publication: The New York Times |

"'Tip and be glad!' says Mr. F. Hopkinson Smith. Tip and be sorry, say I, at least as far as I myself am concerned, and in order to give a great, big, strong, healthy man 10 cents, go without the dish of ice cream or strawberries which I need to properly round out my humble 25-cent luncheon-or rather, instead of expending the 25 cents on the meal, make it 15 cents, say a plate of baked beans and a cup of coffee, saving the rest of the quarter for the waiter!"

Elizabeth Banks discusses her opinions on tipping in America.

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