I find the concept of a tab in a pub to be a bit ridiculous in this day and age. In fact I had assumed that this anachronistic form of credit had long since expired. But not so. A regular in the pub tonight was keen to settle his. It might be a tradition from bygone times but surely it is about time that it was consigned to the dustbin of history, isn’t it? Now it’s a different thing if you've organised a function in a pub and agreed to pay for the drink that's understandable and is normally settled at the end of the session/party. But a tab for everyday use would seem totally unnecessary. It seems unfair of a punter to expect it and foolhardy of a publican to allow it, but on the other hand it’s quite quant.