That’s One Big Tip!

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Did you hear about the pizza waitress from Indiana who received a $10,000 tip from a customer? I love these sorta stories!

The customer was a regular and always asked to sit in this waitress’ section. As regular customers and servers will do, they made small talk. One time, the waitress mentioned she wanted to go to college, but simply didn’t have the money to pay for it.

Some time later, that same customer left her a check for $10K. Nice!

Now, throw this in to potentially show how cheap I am(okay, only when compared to this big tipper)…

A few weeks ago, my lovely bride and I went to dinner at Chili’s. Since American portions at American restaurants are out of control, we’ve found that splitting an entree suits us well. Still, the waitress is hopping for drinks, refills of chips and salsa, just like we were having a meal that would be twice the cost.And, of course, the tip is determined by the cost of the meal…or so is modern day etiquette convinced us.

Well, in our case, that is kinda stupid. I mean, there’s no reason why our waitress should have received less of a tip, just because we ate half as much. So, I ended up giving her a tip that was definitely bigger than the customary 15-17%.

And really, how did it hurt me? It added a buck or two to the overall cost of our dinner, but gave the waitress (probably) her biggest tip of the night. That little out of my pocket was a chunk of change in hers…and that’s the way it should be!

This waitress was, hands down, one of the best I’ve had in years. A total sweetheart with a genuine smile…not the “I’m going to act nice to get a bigger tip” sorta smile, but a real smile. I’d have tipped her on her smile alone…and sometimes, that’s enough!

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