Hotels and motels weren’t common in Tudor England (1485-1603). Visitors often stayed in private homes as they traveled long distances. During this period, overnight guests began to leave money, known as vails, for servants. The term “tip” comes from 1700s English taverns, where patrons would slip money to the waiter “to insure promptitude,” T.I.P. for short. Tipping in the United States began just after the American Civil War in the late 1800s.
In the centuries since, tipping has become very common in coffee shops, restaurants, valets, and home delivery service. Many workers, including waiters and waitresses like the woman in the video, live off of their tips. That’s part of what makes this video so special.
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