12 Absolutely Hilarious Receipt Tips
NOTE: thanks to our reader Peter, for letting us know this story is fake.
The story was too good to be true. CNN, Huffington Post, and other media outlets ran with the story of the arrogant banker and his miserly recompense to the help. There was only one thing wrong — it really was too good to be true:
HuffPo later posted a statement from the restaurant that said that the photo had been “altered and exaggerated.” How exaggerated? Well, according to the local CBS affiliate — who actually asked the restaurant about the bill — the meal was just over $30 instead of $133, the tip was 20% and not 1%, and the customer didn't write any note to the server on the bill. “Exaggerated” in this case serves as a synonym for “flat-out lie.”
It all began on a Friday night in 2011, when a male customer at the city's Bimbo's Cantina restaurant left waitress Victoria Liss no tip, just this insult directly below the tip line on his credit card receipt:
“P.S. You could stand to loose (sic) a few pounds.”
Angry and armed with the receipt as evidence, Liss began a virtual manhunt, posting a picture of the receipt, with the man's name, Andrew Meyer, clearly visible, on her Facebook page. With that, the search was underway for the man Liss called “yuppie scum.” Comments poured in and soon the photo and Facebook page of one “Andrew Meyer” were tracked down and posted and reposted through social media and on news sites. Seattle area bars even posted photos of the man, like the “Wanted” posters of old. One small problem. The angry mob marshaled by Liss had nabbed the wrong Andrew Meyer.
The waiter, Billy, tells The Derober:
I finally brought them out the check. Trump grabbed it and actually spoke to me for the first time, “What's the biggest tip you ever got?”
Billy says, “Jerry Bruckheimer comes in a lot. He tipped me $500 on a $1000 check once.”
Trump nodded his head and said “You're very good at your job.”
Billy replied, “Thanks.”
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