Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 09:30:35 +0000 From: "E.W. Gilman" Subject: tipping It occurs to me that it is curious that no one to my knowledge has pointed out the illogicality of the supposed acronymic source--to insure promptness--of the word tip. How could money given after the meal or whatever is consumed insure prompt service? If the tip were given first, maybe, but some of the tips I have given over the years would only insure dilatoriness. E.W.Gilman