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Tipping [26 Sep 2004|08:41pm]
> http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/26/weekinreview/26word.html?8hpib
> or here's the text:
> Want a Fat Lip With That Latte, Bub?

I just wonder what the impetus for people to get so upset about this
whole thing is.

If you don't feel the person serving you deserves a little extra, then
don't give them a tip. Where's the trouble? Are Starbucks employees
verbally accosting customers who don't tip? Or do people just read
that into their behavior because they themselves feel guilty about not
tipping and so get defensive. I guess there might be trouble with the
people who say you are _obligated_ to tip something, always, like at a
restaurant or in a bar. Or rather, that there is a standard tipping
amount right from the start that you should adjust up or down based on
the service.
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Rapid Fire [26 Sep 2004|08:45pm]
The Word of the Day for September 26 is:

terpsichorean \terp-sih-kuh-REE-un\ adjective
: of or relating to dancing

Example sentence:
"Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet headed south to Los Angeles Sunday afternoon after infecting this town with six days of ...
terpsichorean frenzy...." (Allan Ulrich, The San Francisco
Examiner, August 10, 1987)

(from Merriam Webster)
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