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"The Headless Horseman", Ichabod Crane's mount was named _________?

-- mitch hearn (, March 27, 2002


the movie or the book? they were different

-- Stan (, March 27, 2002.

I have heard two names. Not sure if there was two horses. the "broken down old horse" was call gunpowder. The other name was daredevil.

If if memory serves me right there was a third horses name in the Scobby Do version of The headless Horseman.

-- Gary in Ohio (, March 27, 2002.

Gunpowder is the name I was looking for.

New question: When dining in a restaurant in Iceland the most insulting thing you can do is ________________________?

-- mitch hearn (, March 27, 2002.

Ummm,ask for ice?? lol

-- Johna (in central TX) (, March 27, 2002.

leave a tip!

by the way, I was out with some people in one of my classes (I don't really know them that well) last weekend for lunch - one girl wasn't going to leave a tip & we asked her why, because service was good, etc....she said that her mother always taught her not to tip women - they only tipped men! She didn't know why! yikes! Anyone else ever heard this??

-- heather (, March 27, 2002.

I don't know but it seems like it should be the other way around.

-- Melinda (, March 27, 2002.

Tipping is an obscene practice, workers should be paid their due wage and not have to rely on begging.

-- john hill (, March 27, 2002.

Leave a tip is correct. John, in the U.S. wait staff recieve about $2.40 per hour as wages with tips making up the difference. This is to keep restaurant food affordable for the public, otherwise the restaurants would go bankrupt. I could not afford to pay $10.00 to 12.00 for two eggs, toast, and bacon which is about what I would be charged if the staff's wages were set up like a "regular" wage scale. A good, fast, friendly staffer can make $20.00 per hour or more, but only during certain hours per day - it averages out enought to let them survive.

-- mitch hearn (, March 27, 2002.


Getting tips also helps to encourage staff to treat customers courteously.

My sister-in-law used to be a waitress at a rather nice place. She was a good waitress and made good tips. However, she could not get over the fact that some of the older customers thought it was really a big tip to leave 25 or 50 cents after consuming a $20 meal. If you can afford the $20 meal, you can afford to leave the $3+ tip. Simple as that.

-- Bob in WI (, March 27, 2002.

Mitch, in NZ a typical breakfast of (as you describe) two eggs, bacon, toast and tea or coffee costs about $8 to $10 and no tipping is expected. Those are NZ dollars of course so thats about US$3.50 to US$4.50.

-- john hill (, March 30, 2002.

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