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Yes, turn off your phone, but do you talk sports or politics, and if you're not the host, should you come prepared to go Dutch on the check? Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman's "How to ace that business dinner" offers a quick study in The Baltimore Sun.
TIPPING BEHAVIOR HERE & ABROAD
Katherine S. Fisher reports on her research on tipping behavior, including a survey of 500 University of Maryland students, in Inquiries: Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities. Findings include that people who have worked in the food service industry report leaving higher than average tips. Her review of literature covers tipping practices in the U.K., Russia, Japan, and Southern France,as well as in the U.S. Source: Inquiries Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities.
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