The question of how much to tip for service came up the other night. A young guy told me that he never really dated while in college, he just “hung out.” Now that he has begun dating (a quaint concept near and dear to my generation), he asked his dad for advice on the practice of tipping. Dad gave him sound advice — round off and tip 20 percent. All it takes is moving a decimal place and multiplying by two. To do otherwise would mean whipping out a calculator when the bill arrives. The practice of using a calculator...
You have to understand something about Temple University before you can understand how the fall from grace of Bill Cosby affects my alma mater. I attended Temple from 1956 to ’60.
This is one of those times in my life when I wish to hell my father were alive. I have written about him many times before in this column. Brave cop with 35 commendations for bravery.
You wanted a turkey for Thanksgiving, we all got one. This one doesn’t have drumsticks, it will have slot machines.