Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Opus 2018-109: Japan: Great Service, No Tipping

It was surprising how hard it was for me to get used to the idea of not tipping.  In Japan, tipping is not done.  I am not sure why but you don’t do it in most places. 

The problem is that the service is usually so good you want to leave a little something.  While in Japan the kids took us to a number of different types of restaurants.  The staff was attentive and polite.  Even though there were language difficulties they worked at it.  On our way home we had a stopover in Tokyo.  We decided to try one of the local places in the airport.  While I was waiting I dropped a straw and immediately there was this guy who was there to pick it up and get me another one.  Then when he saw me looking for my wife he told me where she was.  Then when I started to take our drinks over to her he insisted on taking them for me.  Later he brought us napkins and finger wipes.  All of this in a public airport where you don’t tip. 

I could get used to it.

homo unius libri

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