"To signal a waiter in a..." United Kingdom Local Custom Tip by Kozzmozz

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To signal a waiter in a restaurant for the 'bill', make a motion with both of your hands as if you were signing your name on a piece of paper.

Loud talking and other forms of noisy behavior should always be avoided.

Try not to stare at anyone in public. Privacy is highly regarded in the United Kingdom.

To wait in line in the United Kingdom is to 'queue up'. You must never 'jump the queue' which would be to push your way into a line of other people.

When drinking in a pub, pick up your change after you pay for your drink. If you leave it there, as you might in the United States, would imply that you are leaving a tip. Tipping is not extremely widespread in British pubs.

An offensive gesture in England would be the V for victory sign done with your palm facing yourself.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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