10 amazing tipping stories

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We all hear a lot of bad stories about cheap tippers and even cruel tippers. Those mean, stingy tourists who wait for every single cent of change. Those cruel little gnomes, who God forbid, leave a single penny to those hard working waiters and waitresses. But we are not all doomed. Fortunately, some outrageously generous tippers do exist as those 10 stories we’ve collected prove. Those amazing people restore the faith in humanity and the power of doing good.

There is even one story that shows how far can one go, when a truly generous spirit has no money to tip. At times that dark people are willing to sacrifice all, even their own… No, not life! But something almost equally dear. So, enjoy our selection and learn how to tip properly!

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10 amazing tipping stories

  1. 1. 10amazing tipping stories never forget to www.share.travel plus one that is really bizarre
  2. 2. amazing tipping stories do happen We all hear a lot of bad stories about cheap tippers and even cruel tippers. Those mean, stingy tourists who wait for every single cent of change. Those cruel little gnomes, who God forbid, leave a single penny to those hard working waiters and waitresses. But we are not all doomed. Fortunately, some outrageously generous tippers do exist as those 10 stories we’ve collected prove. Those amazing people restore the faith in humanity and the power of doing good. There is even one story that shows how far can one go, when a trully generous spirit has no money to tip. At times that dark people are willing to sacrifice all, even their own… No, not life! But something almost equally dear. So, enjoy our selection and learn how to tip properly! Travel World Passport Team have fun, tip and never forget to www.share.travel
  3. 3. The $500 pizza dinner Don’t you just love pizza! One couple who dined in Rhode Island pizzeria definitely loved theirs. And they liked the waitress as well. One day in 2012, a pretty generous couple came in and ordered a pizza, a salad, and a pitcher of beer. The total bill was $42 bill but something or someone must have impressed them as they left leaving $500 on the table. At first, the surprised waitress thought that was a mistake and accidentally left the five hundreds. Kristen set the money aside until the pair returned to the restaurant the other day and tried to return it to them. Well, that was no mistake! The couple assured her that the $458 tip was no mistake. havefun,tipandneverforgettowww.share.travel
  4. 4. The$500memorialtip This story proves that every cloud has a silver lining. One hard working guy, Shea Mower, paid most of his college tuition with tips he earned working at a restaurant. Unfortunatelly, his life ended abruptly as he was killed in a DUI car crash. His college friends decided that the best way to honor him would be to pay it forward by giving one lucky waitress a $500 tip. With that plan in mind they all chipped in for the tip and on Shea's birthday, they decided to have dinner at Outback Steakhouse. At the end of the meal, the group donated the entire sum to the waitress that served them on that night. havefun,tipandneverforgettowww.share.travel
  5. 5. Thelastwish$500tip We’ve all heard some strange stories about the last wills. This one, however, does not seem that weird given the fact Aaron Collins always felt sympathetic toward those who worked in the service industry after working in a pizzeria and watching his best friend work as a waitress while going to school. He therefore decided to add a stipulation to his will. When he died unexpectedly at 30 it turned out he asked his family to leave a huge $500 tip at a restaurant. The problem was he didn't leave any money to his relatives to complete this last wish. His brother Seth found a solution – he put up a website to collect donations. The outcome surprised everyone – the donations quickly surpassed the $500 they needed. In fact the money they collected allow Seth to leave tips at restaurants all around the country, starting August of 2012. havefun,tipandneverforgettowww.share.travel
  6. 6. The$500otiptobuyacar Most tippers are not that specific when it comes to declaring what the waiter should do with the tip money. But Greg Rubar customers were different. Greg was a waiter at D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe in Houston for 16 years and had been regularly waiting on one particular couple at the restaurant for eight years. He must have been good at it as one day, the customers handed him fifty $100 bills! But it was money with purpose. The man told Greg go and buy himself a car with it. The intentions were good and instructions to buy a car weren't just a guess. In fact the couple knew that Greg had recently lost his car in a thunderstorm a few weeks prior. Surprised Greg tried to return the money, but the couple refused, insisting he get a car with the tip money. What a thoughtful couple they were! havefun,tipandneverforgettowww.share.travel
  7. 7. pick your number wisely The story behind the image you see in the background of this slide is pretty wonderful, if it is really true. Supposedly, the customer who was very pleased with the staff asked the server to pick a number between 1 and 10. When the waiter picked 7, he earned himself a $70 tip. While some skeptics point out that this could easily be the customer copy of this receipt and not the legitimate merchant copy, we still choose to believe that the story is true. After all, good things happen to good people. And good tips happen to good waiters. This one is a certainly creative one! havefun,tipandneverforgettowww.share.travel
  8. 8. johnnythefantastictipper Well, what can we say – there are plenty of reasons to just adore this guy. Even if we still kind of don’t get how he could leave Vanessa, the list of things that proves his fabulousness is long. Now there’s another reason to admire Johnny Depp – it turns out that he's also a fantastic tipper. The star of “The Pirates of the Carribean” was a frequent visitor to Gibson's steakhouse while he was filming “Public Enemies” in Chicago. On one particular evening, he and his group of friends and co-workers arrived at 11:30 p.m. and stayed for three hours while they ordered bottle after bottle of $500 wines to celebrate another hard day of work. When they left, Depp left the server a generous $4,000 tip for his efforts. Lucky guy that waiter! havefun,tipandneverforgettowww.share.travel
  9. 9. trumptipsandtrumps Oh those alpha males, always competing, always engaged in some sort of penis measurement contest. It turns out however that when it comes to tipping that kind of spirit can be kind of beneficiary. At least to the waiter. We may object to Donald Trumps hairstyle, his show The Aprentice and even his business style, but at least he seems to be a good tipper. In fact he is a very good one. On one occasion, after running up an $82 tab at The Buffalo Club in Santa Monica, Trump asked the waiter what the biggest tip he ever received was. The guy replied that Jerry Bruckheimer once left him a $500 tip on a $1,000 check. Trump just had to be better. He nodded his head, said, "you're very good at your job" and then left the waiter a $10,000 tip. That’s the story according to the waiter. But who would want to lie about Donald Trump. havefun,tipandneverforgettowww.share.travel
  10. 10. ThehonestwaiterandIRS The next story just proves how it pays off to be an honest citizen. Most servers who would receive a $12,000 tip probably wouldn't report it to the IRS, let alone turn it into the police. Stacy Knutson however did what she thought was proper. After customers left her perhaps one of the most generous tips in history, she turned $12,000 into the police. The mother of five was worried it was stolen or tied in with some other crime. The police told her she could keep it providing no one claimed it in 60 days. They’ve changed their mind when after the waiting period ended, officials decided she couldn't keep it after all because it smelled like marijuana. It meant it had to be seized under state law. To compensate her for her honesty, police offered her a mere $1,000. Dut Stacy was no fool – she refused the offer and filed suit to get the full sum back. It must have worked as the police quickly changed their minds and returned the full amount to the waitress. havefun,tipandneverforgettowww.share.travel
  11. 11. theworldlargesttip I’m sure you remember one of the most famous tipping stories of all time depicted in the movie “It Could Happen to You”, starring Nicholas Cage. In fact, this story was true! In 1984, police detective Robert Cunningham – a regular at Sal's Pizzeria for eight years – asked Phyllis Penzo who waited tables there, if she'd be interested in splitting a lottery ticket with him instead of receiving a tip. She agreed and helped him choose the numbers. Robert called her a few days later to let her know he just won $6 million dollars and that half of that was hers. Well, it just proves how cool being a nice waitress can be. And that cops ain’t that bad. havefun,tipandneverforgettowww.share.travel
  12. 12. the lottery ticket tip It’s hard to believe but the Phylis Penzo history repeated itself in 1995. Not to Phylis, as that would be a true shocker, but to another lovely waitress – Tracy Dalton. John Steele, an auto parts worker in Toronto after having a great meal left a lottery ticket as a tip for his favorite waitress Tracy and asked her to let him know if she won anything. She agreed not only to inform him but to share any prizes from the ticket, as well. A few days later, the ticket ended up being worth $184,700, meaning both parties got a cool $92,350. havefun,tipandneverforgettowww.share.travel
  13. 13. thetipthatmakesyougohmm… This New Orlean story proves that every waiter should be prepared for the most bizzare displays of gratitude. One nice waitress Nola was working late as her guests were the top 12 of little people adult stars. They all dressed slinky and with lots of leather, so Nola asked what they did. They all laughed and said they were midget porn stars! The company had a great time and after having drank 8 bottles of wine and a number of mixed drinks, Nola left them their check. When she returned they were gone. Since they left in a flash Nola assumed they ran out so they wouldn’t see her face when she saw their strange tip. The over 15% extra was in order but the added value shocked Nola. It was the biggest black dildo she had ever seen! It appeared brand new as it was still shirk wrapped with the name Rambone on the label. Needless to say it was kind of difficult to walk all the way through the restaurant carrying this tip that she definitely couldn’t hide under the apron! havefun,tipandneverforgettowww.share.travel
  14. 14. photocredits have fun, tip and never forget to www.share.travel Photo Credit: Piulet via Compfight cc Photo Credit: Another Pint Please... via Compfight cc Photo Credit: Adam Kuban via Compfight cc Photo Credit: calonda via Compfight cc Photo Credit: Dennis Wong via Compfight cc Photo Credit: Another Pint Please... via Compfight cc Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore via Compfight cc Photo Credit: D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe Photo Credit: quicheisinsane via Compfight cc Photo Credit: Charlón via Compfight cc Photo Credit: Robert S. Donovan via Compfight cc Photo Credit: bittermelon via Compfight cc Photo Credit: Luke Stearns via Compfight cc Photo Credit: danielfoster437 via Compfight cc
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