Couple leave bartender with a $1000 tip at the Holiday Inn

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While tending bar at the Holiday Inn in Clinton, New Jersey, Summitt got to chatting with a friendly couple before the night got busy. The man asked her if she had dogs of her own; she confided that her "baby," a Great Dane-black Labrador mix named Tucker, was at the veterinary hospital after having emergency surgery hours earlier after he swallowed a hard plastic ball. She was worried about him.
The man said something about surgery being expensive. She confided the estimate was around $2,700, but she would do whatever she had to do for the dog, whom she adopted in 2011. Summitt, 37, works three jobs -- full-time as a chef at the hotel, Saturdays as a bartender, and as a food prep worker two days a week at a deli in her town. Her husband works full-time and Summitt has three stepchildren.
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The Holiday Inn confirmed the tip was legitimate


The couple ordered drinks and dinner at the bar. When it was time to close out their $80 tab, the man filled out the receipt with a tip -- for $1,000.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/23/living/bartender-tip-dog/index.html
 
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You'd be barking mad to leave such a big tip like that.

Especially if the house rule is that all tips are pooled. The generous tipper might've done better to give her a cheque or cash.
 

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Especially if the house rule is that all tips are pooled. The generous tipper might've done better to give her a cheque or cash.

Thats common here where its a bonus, over there pretty rare as often the tips make up most of the wage.
 
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