41. "At the Folies Bergere or the Casino de Paris, even the usher girls demand tips! What a racket!"

     It isn't a racket. We don't think that tipping taxi-drivers, waitresses or red caps is a "racket".

     In some theaters in France, the ushers pay for their job (like our check-room Concessions). In most theaters the ushers get little or no salary and depend for their livelihood on tips. Frenchmen always tip ushers at movie houses, theaters, the Opera, symphony halls. The usher who serves a dozen Americans who do not tip has lost the money which a dozen Frenchmen would have given her.