And One For Yourself

Tip JarThis week I’ve been to a couple of pubs for some leaving drinks and heard used for the first time the phrase “And One For Yourself”. After reading Watching The English, I don’t think I’ve ever seen it in action until Wednesday last week, one of those things that is quintessentially English.

Tipping in the form of cash seems to be frowned upon even though in London most bar people will no doubt appreciate it (probably because most of the bar people don’t tend to be English). The alternative to the cash tip is to instead buy the bartender a drink, hence the term “And One For Yourself”.

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