Can Bob Marley Guilt You Into Tipping More?

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While we’re on the subject of tipping, a new study out of France (where tips are built into the cost of the meal and not customary) found that patrons who dine to songs with “pro-social lyrics” are 11 percent more likely to tip than those who dine to neutral songs. Waiters, if you’re in charge of the iPod, you might want to turn up the Fugazi — after all, loud music also makes people spend more on booze.

Music Makes the Tips Grow Larger [Miller-McCune]