5 Headline-Making Tips (Slideshow)
Zero-Percent Tip + Rude Comment = Bad Day at Work
Last year, a Seattle waitress angrily posted a receipt on Facebook that she received from a customer, who not only left zero tip, but wrote a message to her saying, “P.S. You could stand to loose [sic] a few pounds." The story gets even better (worse?): the offended waitress ended up posting the wrong customer’s information on Facebook, and had to apologize.
Man Leaves $1,000 Tip to Pay for Server’s Trip to Italy
A Tumblr user wrote about his mother’s experience with waiting on a man at her restaurant who heard about her far-fetched dream to visit her relatives in Florence. Her customer then left her a $1,000 tip to pay for her ticket to Italy.
Bartender Receives Winning Lottery Ticket as Tip
Normally, receiving a lottery ticket would make for a poor tip, but when one bartender received two lottery tickets as gratuity (a tradition in the bar), one happened to be worth $17,500. Now that’s what we call a tip.
Jerk “One Percent-er” Leaves One Percent Tip
Twitter user @FutureExBanker wrote about his boss’ rude habit of leaving one percent tips for servers with the message, “get a real job.” What a nice guy.
Guy Films Server’s Reaction to $200 Tip
This is probably our favorite story of the bunch. $200 may not be as much as the other extravagant tips, but this woman’s reaction is priceless.