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

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  1. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    BNE & SYD
    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.
    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.
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  2. MiLK_MaN

    MiLK_MaN Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Gold Coast
    You'd be barking mad to leave such a big tip like that.
  3. drross

    drross Established Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    warwick qld
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    Unbelievable. Only in the USA?
  4. Sprucegoose

    Sprucegoose Senior Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    SE Aust
    The days of giving are back, hallelujah ......

    Bring back frank and Kerry
  5. phily

    phily Member

    May 31, 2013
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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.
  6. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    BNE & SYD
    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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