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As To Waiters

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lbo recent disenseion of tho subject of tips to barbers occasioneel a great many talks about tips to waiters and led to inany disputes as to the relative proficiency of waiters of different nationalities. In one of these, wherein the chief disputants were arguing the respective merits of the negro, who was declared to be always befcrehand of a diner's wants, and the . Frenchruan, whose politeness was particularly cominended, the statement was made that ono could even forgivo bad service in a French waitei because of his ceaseless efforts to be nice and to convey the impression that his one desire in life was to serve comniendably his patrón of the moment, though the meat be tough as tensile jujube. It was contended that the Prenchman was so accurate a judge of human nature that in spite of the carelessness of the cook or the poor quality of the fare he made sure of his tip by giving some nice tidbit toward the end of the meal and intensifying his politeness concomitantiy. i wulmgly leave a small gratnity, " said his supporter, ' 'for the sake of receiving attention that approaches private service. I dislike to have things slapped down before me with the independent slap of a sovereign American citizen. The dishes inay be more substantial that are put down by the snmg white native or the negro, but I would rather do with less viotuals and have the service of the attentive Frenchman, with his 'sir' and 'if you please. ' " "I would rather," said his vis-a-vis, "have less food and less politeness, too, than mffer the attentions of your French waiter, whose deftness, I find, permits him to dump a píate of soup in your lap in order appareutly to give him


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