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

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  1. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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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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  2. MiLK_MaN

    MiLK_MaN Member

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    You'd be barking mad to leave such a big tip like that.
     
  3. drross

    drross Established Member

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    Unbelievable. Only in the USA?
     
  4. Sprucegoose

    Sprucegoose Senior Member

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    The days of giving are back, hallelujah ......

    Bring back frank and Kerry
     
  5. phily

    phily Member

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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

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    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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