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    They usually have to be rude, or really demonstrate that I'm not a priority for me to tip less. That has really only happened a few times in a LONG history of eating out!
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    One thing that I really didn't like was the lack of air conditioning when we were in London for a week of record setting heat in July of 2016. I know they don't normally need it because their average high only gets above 69*F for about 65 days each year but damn it was hot everywhere, with temps running in the low to mid 90's(33-35 celcius). We tried to escape the heat at some nice restaurants but everywhere we went they didn't have A/C or it was broken. The air B&B flat we rented in Soho was 3 levels with no A/C and of course we were on the top floor. We were damn glad to drive to a much cooler Dover on the 7th day and get on the cruise ship. Funny that my first week ever in London was hotter than any of the dozen June Hawaii or Florida vacations I've had.
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    Many years ago I did some field service work in Cambridge (Marshall's of Cambridge) and found the women in the UK generally like Americans. Maybe it is the foreign allure or something. Granted, that was many years ago. Who knows what happens now. Hated the very bland food (sorry, but it is not good) and rainy weather. All my sports injuries rared their ugly head due to the cold and dampness. And everybody smelled like dry cleaning fluid due to every male wearing a suite (remember this was many years ago). Absolutely loved the castles and the history of London area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OGputtnfool View Post
    So, you'd tip 20% for poor service? Sounds counterproductive.

    You're right about drinks killing the bill. That's a huge reason that I drink water and nothing but water when I'm eating out. If I want some flavor, I'll ask for a lemon wedge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
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    Many years ago I did some field service work in Cambridge (Marshall's of Cambridge) and found the women in the UK generally like Americans.
    Long history of American Air Force bases in the fenlands , going back to WW2, hence the chance of the ladies being part American. Also, if they shot 'Deliverance UK', they would cast the banjo players from that part of UK.

    Some people like food without cheese on it, why call it bland?
    The problem with playing with seniors is that half of them did not see where your ball went, and the other half can not remember.

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    Love the sense of humor and now that I think about we Americans do use cheese a lot, I am put off by the recent trend to put a nasty fried egg on eveverything..


    Quote Originally Posted by Leftyuk View Post
    Long history of American Air Force bases in the fenlands , going back to WW2, hence the chance of the ladies being part American. Also, if they shot 'Deliverance UK', they would cast the banjo players from that part of UK.

    Some people like food without cheese on it, why call it bland?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim54 View Post
    As someone who travels a lot but to the Caribbean and South America I am amazed when I do travel inside the U.S. how rude and miserable everyone is, in South America the poorest or richest person will say good morning, good afternoon, etc. and at least try to friendly. Here if someone looking down at their phone runs you down they look at you like its your fault.

    The Caribbean is a mix of good and bad, but sadly the people I see being rude and loud / demanding are again Americans and usually "large" Americans,

    I love this Country and all we stand for, but we are spoiled and and unfortunately act like it.
    Why do I feel like you are talking about me my friend


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    Quote Originally Posted by tahoebum View Post
    One thing that I really didn't like was the lack of air conditioning when we were in London for a week of record setting heat in July of 2016. I know they don't normally need it because their average high only gets above 69*F for about 65 days each year but damn it was hot everywhere, with temps running in the low to mid 90's(33-35 celcius). We tried to escape the heat at some nice restaurants but everywhere we went they didn't have A/C or it was broken. The air B&B flat we rented in Soho was 3 levels with no A/C and of course we were on the top floor. We were damn glad to drive to a much cooler Dover on the 7th day and get on the cruise ship. Funny that my first week ever in London was hotter than any of the dozen June Hawaii or Florida vacations I've had.
    Like you say it's the lack of need for the majority of the year. Most houses have central heating over any AC as it's a lot more practical and rare it's hot enough that simply cracking a window won't be enough.

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    tahoebum - you were just unlucky. Air con and snow ploughs are needed once every five years .; I'm sure your snow shovel in Naples gets the same amount of use. I hope you did not use the Tube, as the Underground is Dante's inferno when temperatures go above 80.
    The problem with playing with seniors is that half of them did not see where your ball went, and the other half can not remember.

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