Some historians claim that the tipping tradition began in England in the 18th century. To receive coins from impatient patrons, an innkeeper placed a small urn, with the engraved words ‘To Insure Prompt Service’, on top of his bar counter.
According to etiquette a host(ess) gift is not necessary, as long as, you reciprocate the invitation within the next three months. In lieu of returning the invitation you also have the option of offering a gift to compensate for your social obligation. It all depends on your entourage or family’s customs.
Moving in to your new dorm or digs with new roomates, is an exciting step in the life of a college/university student. Away from home; this will be place where you will work hard and play hard. This will be where you will share life on campus.
At home, the rules were those of your parents. ‘Our house, our rules’, they said. In your new home on campus the dos and don’ts will be up to you and the other student(s) you share your pad with.
In a recent survey done by TNS Infratest for Expedia, www.expedia.ca, 4 500 hoteliers announced that Canadians are kind, polite, clean and calm tourists. Canadians ranked 3rd behind the English and the Japanese who came in first as the world’s best tourists.
Thank you very much Julie for your excellent presentation yesterday. All of the participants were very happy with the results and the comments were extremely positive. It is unfortunate that we did not have more time. I hope we can repeat this experience in the future.
Elizabeth Rody Chief of Protocol Parliament of Canada