Is Tiger Woods a celebrity cheapskate? Check bitterwaitress.com
While researching my Phil Mickelson, generous tipper blog yesterday, I came across a hiliarious Web site I’d like to share with you. It’s called www.bitterwaitress.com and it’s full of juicy anecdotes about the behavior and tipping practices of famous people.
Like most folks, I like to read about famous people in their unguarded moments. Some of the celebs come across on the website as genuinely nice people - like Teri Hatcher, Howard Stern, Katie Couric, Pedro Martinez, Joan Rivers, David Schwimmer, Drew Carey and, yes, Pete Rose and many more.
But then there are others – Dennis Miller, Bud Selig, Richard Simmons, and Jennifer Lopez, are you listening? - who come across as horrible jerks. And Russell Crowe …. well, that’s no surprise by now.
You might be surprised to learn that there isn’t much negative stuff on golfers, although one poster complains that Tiger Woods left him a $4 tip at Tony Roma’s in Orlando for a $125, two-and-a-half-hour meal. But that was a number of years ago.
The award for most generous tip goes to Bill Gates, who left $8,000 on the table at an Italian restaurant in Vancouver where he and his wife entertained 15 people and, including the wine and Champagne, the bill came to $12,000. That’s a 66 percent gratuity – not a bad night for the staff, each of whom took home nearly $900. Gates can afford it, obviously, but still ….
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He left a lousy tip - so what? As soon as you become rich, people want your money, handouts, etc. But why should Tiger leave a bigger tip than me?
cheapskate or possibly he felt he got bad service. i don't feel that that being
rich necessarily obligates one to leave extravagant tips. by the same token,
being rich and powerful never justifies hectoring the waitstaff. members of
the waitstaff are definitely not members of your entourage or posse, so save
the prima donna bullshit for later when you're chilling at your palatial estate
with your coterie of groupies and sycophants.
Stiffed everyone-way to go Tiger
Wherever you go, your subject to the local culture and ideas of how things work and are. They came to be after all due to the local status quo. Tiger and all these people who tip poor know it's beneath them and arn't proving anything by not doing it. Waitstaff in most staes make a few bucks an hour and rely on tips for 90 % of their income. Any of you supporting these idiots should be ashamed, or maybe it's time to work at a restaurant.
I don't leave a good tip if the service is bad. But if service is good, or even adequate, I always leave a decent tip. If the service is outstanding, the tip is excellent as well. Maybe you're just a selfish soul who doesn't really care whether someone else can make a living, just as long as you get yours.
Lastly, you're going to pay an employers overhead one way or another. Sure, lets stop tipping and make the employer start paying a living wage. Guess what geniuses, the cost of the service they are providing will go up and you will be paying the tip (and possibly more) anyway. You can't get something for nothing.
But i forget. You cheapskate nickel rockets are above paying overhead. You're special in that way. The rest of us should continue to subsidize your cheapskate habits right?
What a bunch of nimrods!
" Tiger Woods left him a $4 tip at Tony Roma’s in Orlando for a $125, two-and-a-half-hour meal. But that was a number of years ago."
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