These restaurants (like Mc Donald's) have a counter where you order your food and where you pick it up. Sometimes, there's a jar on the counter with a sign with the word "tips' on it which is a request for tips which will be split amongst all of the clerks at the end of the shift.If you have some spare coins in your pocket or from your change that you receive from your food purchase, you may toss these in the can but it's not necessarily expected.Pets: Bringing a dog or cat with you to America is permitted, provided they go through quarantine.The general rules for having a dog with you in America are that it should be recently vaccinated against rabies prior to arrival and that it can behave itself in public;vaccination for canine distemper is also a plus for dogs.Drinking in public is usually a civil offense in most communities, though many towns and beaches permit alcohol consumption in public (and it is often relaxed a little during public holidays, like the 4th of July: no policeman is going to hunt you down for brandishing a bottle of beer in time to the marching band's music at an Independence Day Jamboree or sitting on the beach in August enjoying a glass of wine at a picnic.) Driving under the influence is very much illegal and could net you a large fine and possibly jail time.Illicit drugs Drugs have similar risks to alcohol but can have significantly more severe consequences: the more addictive or hallucinogenic, generally, the worse the consequences shall be.Millions of American families have etiquette books in their library.If you are traveling to the United States on business or for a lengthy stay, you might want to consider consulting Emily Post's Etiquette (first published in 1922 and now in its 18th edition) or Amy Vanderbilt's Etiquette (first published in 1952).
In such a case, you'll receive a check from the server but you will take the check to the cashier and you'll pay the cashier.They are generally not permitted in stores or on public transportation unless they are service animals (such as guide dogs or such), but smaller ones are allowed if they are kept in a pet carrier.Dogs are allowed in nearly all parks (including national parks) and many city parks in fact have special areas for them to run and play with other dogs in.In all states, however, the drinking age is set at 21 for both sexes and is fairly well enforced with ID checks by the alcohol seller.Furthermore, it is illegal in most states to provide a minor with alcohol even in the company of his parents.Generally, dogs must be kept on a lead in public and cleaned up after in major cities.They should also have a tag on their collar with your name, full home address, and phone number on them: it is a quick way to identify them if they are lost.A note that says "Thank you" along with the money makes it understood to be a tip rather than money left behind by mistake. American alcohol laws are a patchwork of rules that vary by state, county, and towns.In some places (primarily in the South), entire counties or towns may prohibit alcohol.American prisons have a disproportionate amount of men incarcerated for involvement in the sale and distribution of drugs: purchasing such items aggravates the problem and encourages more violent crimes like murder.(Recently, the Obama Administration has increased attention to the trouble it causes over the border in Mexico: drug cartels often are intertwined with gang activities in the larger cities of both the U. and Mexico and many have already died violent deaths over smuggled drugs like cocaine, marijuana, and heroin.) In the long run, it really isn't worth it if it can cost another man his freedom or his life.