Skip to comments.Pizza waitress gets $10,000 tip
Posted on 07/13/2007 6:26:25 AM PDT by Reaganesque
ANGOLA, Ind. -- A waitress got more than a $5 tip for her friendly service. She also got a $10,000 gift.
Jessica Osborne was so overcome she cried so hard she could barely breathe. When she told a co-worker what had happened she called her a liar.
''I got that a lot,'' Osborne said.
The money came from a mother and her two sons who want to remain anonymous. The three were regular customers at the Pizza Hut in Angola and she remembered their order: two Mountain Dews, a cup of hot water for a bag of tea the woman would bring in, and a large Meat Lover's Stuffed Crust pizza.
Each time they would ask for Osborne to be their server and chat with her.
''They make your day better when they come in,'' she said.
The 20-year-old waitress told the family recently how she had started college twice before, but had to withdraw because she didn't have enough money. They came Sunday night and handed Osborne a check, folded in half, with money from an education fund they had set up after a death in the family.
''I said I didn't want to look at it because I thought I was going to cry,'' Osborne said.
1. It pays to be a good person.
2. It pays to give good customer service.
Few give or get $10,000 tips but it always pays to make friends wherever you go. Very cool!
Miscellaneous Ping! :-)
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
It’s good to see there are still good people in this world.
Yeah there's just no way a vegetarian would have been that generous.
Cast thy bread upon the waters...
I believe this kind of thing happened to Suzi Orman also! Hope this lady does with the money what the money was given for...a college education.
Very nice! The biggest tip I recall hearing about was when a high-roller (from Australia, if memory serves) asked a Las Vegas casino dealer how big her mortgage was (again, $160,000?) and paid it.
Remember back in 2000..when the Freepers chipped in to send a tip tot he waitress in the upstate NY diner whom Hilalry stiffed..
She was quoted as saying, “This is a Godsend. With the full scholarship I just received, I can spend this all on spring break!”
Unfortunately for the waitress, its only %5000 after taxes.
Of course, she plans on reporting the full $10,000 as part of her tips for tax purposes...
Ooops. Typo. Re-posting:
Unfortunately for the waitress, its only $5,000 after taxes.
It’s a great story and the IRS might let her keep $5,500.00 of the 10,000.00.
That is exactly what I was thinking of when I saw the title here....
...thinking, “what, did Hillary think she better make herself look good this time?”
It will be reported as a gift if she gets good tax advice. The limit just happens to be be $10,000.
Then she can put it in a 529.