Skip to comments.Sorry, The Restaurant Receipt Left By That Nasty, Rich Banker Is A Photoshop Hoax
Posted on 02/28/2012 7:56:50 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
The restaurant receipt that a California banker purportedly used to denigrate a waitress--while also leaving her a one percent tip--was wildly altered and exaggerated, according to a spokesperson for the Newport Beach restaurant where the businessman supposedly dined earlier this month.
A photo of the receipt has gone viral in the past few days, fueled by a back story claiming that the measly tip was the imperious financiers way of provoking a member of the lowly 99% who was not sufficiently solicitous. The claim about the tip--and a photo of the receipt--first appeared last week on a blog that is now offline (along with a related Twitter account).
In fact, a spokesperson for True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach told TSG that the eatery was able to locate the actual merchant copy of the February 16 credit card receipt and it reveals that the online version has been Photoshopped.
In response to e-mailed questions, spokesperson Jami Reagan reported that the original receipt does not contain the notation Get A Real Job. Nor does it have an arrow pointing to those words from the Tip line.
The amount on the actual receipt is $33.54, Reagan said, not $133.54 as seen on the altered receipt. And while the tip on the online receipt claims that the server was left $1.33 (or one percent of the bill), the actual tip was $7 on the $33.54 tab.
The Future Ex Banker blog, now AWOL, claimed to be authored by someone who worked in the corporate office of a major bank for a boss who represents everything wrong with the financial industry: blatant disregard and outright contempt for everyone and everything he deems beneath him. On top of that, hes a complete and utter tool.
Gilding the lily, the anonymous blogger also noted, Mention the 99% in my boss presence and feel his wrath. So proudly does he wear his 1% badge of honor that he tips exactly 1% every time he feels the server doesnt sufficiently bow down to his Holiness. Oh, and he always makes sure to include a tip of his own.
So...is the photoshopper going to be punished for defamation of character?
This was one of the top stories by Yahoo and it was obviously written by an OWS lib author who injected class warfare in the original story. When you start off with “rich wealthy banker..” you know it’s going to be biased..
I'm a 99%'er, and he was obviously a 1%'er. So, it had to be true!
Actually, that's a pretty good tip -- about what I usually leave for good service. I don't bother to calculate 15% -- I just double the amount and move the decimal point to the left by one digit.
I also round to an even dollar -- it makes it much to compute the total.....
Not only that have you all heard the ‘news’ about the findings by “scientists” that are saying that “Rich” people are meaner, nastier etc. It ran on ABC radio news today and was printed in the UK DM and another site I forget.
Sounds like a concerted effort to stir the pot.
I had just figured that the “banker” part was a hoax, and the actual customer who ate there was John Kerry.
Another ABC story said oil companies (greedy ones) were to blame for gas prices.
Zero responsibility for Zero.
Remember the Bush nightly economic disaster reports four years ago?
But the turd who posted it has a blog “exposing” his a-hole big banker boss on the net. Is that too a hoax or can this be traced back to him (the blogger)?
The inability to grasp the concept of a nominal tip, versus the reciprocal insulting tip proffered by unhappy customers.
God forbid they catch on to the usual practice of leaving cash tips, and slashing through the tip line on CC receipts for truly exceptional service.
It’s criminal. The journalists in the country, with the exception of a very few, should be charged with treason imho.
futureexbanker.wordpress.com is no longer available.
The authors have deleted this blog.
Just like me.
Although he tips more.
Other than that the story is true?
Ironic, since it was FactCheck that provided the links to the Post articles (both the original and the retraction), as well as the apology from PUMAPac.
If so, he probably didn't expect the merchant to dig up the receipt and expose him as a liar.
Unmentioned was the fact the waitress pays no taxes. Her fair share is $0.
She has no stake in America and has no authority to bitch about others.
He got the desired outrage reactions by the idiots that read and posted on the original story the other day. They probably won't see that it was a lie so that they will continue believing that this guy is a brave little martyr for the "cause".
I can imagine some smelly trust fund maggot being interviewed by a drooling "journalist" at the next "occupy" gathering regurgitating this BS story as a fact for their useless flea infested comrades.
Did Yahoo publish a retraction?
Ironically, Yahoo did update the original story with a leading paragraph that The Smoking Gun had contacted the restaurant and were told that it was Photoshopped. But, they didn't change the inflammatory headline:
They did finally follow with two articles:
I’ll be damned...appreciate the heads up.
``Other than that the story is true?’’
It’s not whether the story is true - it’s the SERIOUSNESS of the charges!