Holy GOD this is the most outrageous thing I’ve seen in a LONG time.
The other week, a banker left a 1% tip on a $133 check in order to ‘protest’ the 99% movement.
I ABHOR the Occupy movement. With a fiery passion. Ask anyone. I think they’re disorganized and sloppy, and they smell like a mixture of weed and mud.
But I would NEVER take my hatred for them out on HARD-WORKING AMERICANS.
Douchebag banker man, do you even RECOGNIZE the absurdity in what you just did??! Essentially, you are CONFIRMING everything the Occupy movement has been wrongly accusing the 1% of embodying. What is WRONG with you??!
And to make matters worse, he left a “tip” of his own, much like the ones posted in the Perspective portion of this blog’s menu: “Get a real job”.
EXCUSE ME???!! A REAL job??! Dear sir, please go tell that to the people destroying McPherson Square with their pointless protests while they interfere with the daily workings of the city and contribute absolutely NOTHING to society. Do NOT reprimand an industrious server for finding work and helping to propel the dying economy!
I have TWO Ivy League degrees, a year of PhD work behind me, and I’m working on a second Masters. AND I STILL WAIT TABLES. Why? (1) I need money, fool! I live in DC and am trying to make myself an upstanding and influential member of society. That takes HARD WORK. (2) I need the exercise ’cause I don’t want to get FAT (and, given your $133 tab, you probably don’t share the same fears). And (3) Contrary to what this blog would have it seem, I actually do like meeting new people. Not stupid, ignorant ones like you, but normal ones who have interesting stories to tell and perspectives to offer.
Do not even BEGIN to assume that you know what these servers’ lives are like OR worth. For all you know, that girl could be the concert violinist you just saw at the Kennedy Center last Thursday night who feels suffocated by the constant practicing and uses waiting tables as a social outlet.
YOU. DO. NOT. KNOW.
So leave the effing twenty percent tip and move on with your life. I assure you NO ONE wants advice from you.