Tag Archives: waitress

News: Copy the customer, get a bigger tip

By | July 9, 2003

  A report in Nature confirms what we all knew: the waitress (or waiter, presumably) who imitates the customers gets a bigger tip. Huh?     Turns out, according to some Dutch psychologist Rick van Baaren of the University of Nijmegen, that “Mimicry creates bonds between people – it induces a sense of ‘we-ness.  You know that what you’re… Read More »

Column: Love Online

By | October 27, 2002

 Loose Wire: Looking for Love on the Net   By Jeremy Wagstaff   from the 31 October 2002 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.   I’ve been suspicious about the benefits of linking computers and romance since the late 1970s, when as a gangly teen I joined an acting tour… Read More »