Expected Tip

June 11, 2008 at 1:53 pm 1 comment

Today at lunch my bill was $7.95. I paid with a $20 and received 12.05 in change. What caught me by surprise however was the change consisted of one $5, seven $1, and a nickel. Did this waiter really expect more than a $2.05 tip? $2.05 on a $7.95 bill is over 25%.

Now some of you may attempt to point out that they may have been out of $10’s or $5’s. Really? The whole restaurant has ONE five and a pile of one’s???


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  • 1. Kozmo Kramer  |  June 11, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    The waiter was praying to God that you might have been in a generous mood. Most of the time, waitresses do just the opposite and don’t leave you any options for a better tip by not breaking down the larger bills.

    Then again, he may have known you would be eating at Wal Mart later that night and needed the Washingtons.

    When Costanza and I used to eat at Monk’s Diner, he under-tipped let alone leave 25%.Lucky if he ever left a buck.

    Last….$7.95 a day for lunch =’s $2,074.95 a year plus the tips. Invest that for 25 years and you could be loaded (but extremely famished)


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