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Bankerís Insulting Waitress Tip Incites Class Warfare Between the 1% and the 99%
Yahoo News ^ | 27 Feb 2012 | Melissa Knowles

Posted on 02/27/2012 12:04:08 PM PST by Repeat Offender

Just when you may have thought the ongoing battle between the 99% and the 1% was dying down, it may have been reignited. A wealthy banker left a $1.33 tip on a $133 lunch at the True Food Kitchen restaurant in Newport Beach, California.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economics; minimumwage; ows; tip; tippers; tippings; tips; ungratefulservers
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1 posted on 02/27/2012 12:04:12 PM PST by Repeat Offender
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To: Repeat Offender

Consider the source. They aren’t called “Yahoos” for nothin’ you know...


2 posted on 02/27/2012 12:05:53 PM PST by ssaftler (Obama 2008: "Hope and Change" Obama 2012: "Excuses and Blame")
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To: Repeat Offender

Once again people will jump to conclusions without all the facts. Maybe the waitress gave really crappy service. Insulting service can be rewarded by an insulting tip. In which case the bill and relative wealth of the patron are irrelevant.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 12:06:55 PM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: Repeat Offender

Perhaps the waitress should work on improving the level of her service.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 12:07:14 PM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Repeat Offender

I’ll take this with a major grain of salt until I’m convinced it’s not a phony set up job by some OWS affiliated waitress.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 12:07:17 PM PST by circlecity
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To: ssaftler

So what does that mean for the Clintons who regularly left 0% on their western/upstate NY trips.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 12:08:05 PM PST by rod1
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To: Repeat Offender
I call BS on this story. It's as manufactured as anything Nancy Pelosi says.
7 posted on 02/27/2012 12:08:18 PM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Repeat Offender

I left some a-hole a dollar tip because he delivered cold food, paid more attention to the young girls sitting behind us, and was on his cell phone at the water station rather than getting us a refill on our drinks.

The people that complain over this crap should really eat at restaurants with poor service more often to see why some of us tip so low.


8 posted on 02/27/2012 12:09:16 PM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: Repeat Offender

Yahoo is becoming more and more pathetic with their political advocacy.


9 posted on 02/27/2012 12:09:54 PM PST by PGR88
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To: rod1
Yes, the clintoons thought the gift of their presence was the tip, I think they still do???
10 posted on 02/27/2012 12:11:11 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Repeat Offender

Nobody is required to leave anything.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 12:11:11 PM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Repeat Offender

I have a friend who joked about things a lot.

This joke I found humorous. I wore a checked shirt one day. he said, “must be payday you wore your small checked shirt”.


12 posted on 02/27/2012 12:12:44 PM PST by television is just wrong
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Why should people get a tip as incentive for doing a job properly? If they are not willing to do the job, they should be fired.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 12:13:08 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: Repeat Offender
A wealthy banker left a $1.33 tip on a $133 lunch at the True Food Kitchen restaurant in Newport Beach, California.

If this story is at all true, and that is always in doubt from Yahoo, then I would imagine that the bankster's exact 1% tip was a result of OWS-type badgering he received either from the waitress or others staff. This was his payback.
14 posted on 02/27/2012 12:14:07 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: Repeat Offender

Forget the 1% why don’t they do a story on how minorities tip? Just ask anyone in the service industry.


15 posted on 02/27/2012 12:14:22 PM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Repeat Offender

The waitress probably gave poor service and the jerk he was dining with had an axe to grind with his boss. That, or it’s a fake story to fan the class flames. If the story is actually true, it wouldn’t hurt the waitress to get a ‘real job’ as the one percenter suggests.

I am usually generous with tips even when the service is mediocre. I have only never left a tip once. The attitude of the current generation of servers is poor as they expect at least fifteen percent for their ‘hard work’ regardless of the service. It just goes along with people raised to believe that they ‘deserve’ something regardless of their own personal efforts. This may have something to do with many servers having useless arts/humanities/aa/womens/transgender studies degrees which were, at one time, rewarded in the workplace but with our financial shakeout, no longer are.


16 posted on 02/27/2012 12:14:52 PM PST by jimnm
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To: Repeat Offender
I once left $.02 on the table at an Applebees. I have yet to eat at another.......in going on nine years.

My two cents......."your service sucks."

17 posted on 02/27/2012 12:15:18 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: henkster

One of the jobs I had when very young was waiter in a chain restaurant (that shall remain unnamed) but I still like the story my wife tells about her father. They received extremely rude and poor service from a waitress and for for a tip he left a penny and a note reading: “Every waitress deserves a tip. Here’s yours: Find a new profession”. It’s possible this guy is an inconsiderate jerk or the waitress may have needed similar sound advice.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 12:15:41 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Repeat Offender

I doubt any wealthy banker is in the 1%. You have to be at least a multi-millionare, I think.


19 posted on 02/27/2012 12:15:41 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: InsidiousMongo

Given that the tip is exactly 1% of the bill, I’d have to say there was poor service here, if this story is true.


20 posted on 02/27/2012 12:15:59 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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