February 27, 2012 by The ReadyWriter
New developments suggest that the receipt (shown above) from the restaurant in CA may have been digitally altered.
According to the website the Smoking Gun, True Food Kitchen’s spokesperson said it found the original merchant copy of the receipt, and the one circulating the Internet was “altered and exaggerated.” The original receipt does not contain the tip “Get a real job.” Also, the real bill was for $33, not $133, and the tip given was $7.33, not $1.33.
Because the story outraged so many readers, the restaurant owner was determined to get to the truth of the matter.
Usually a tip should be 5 percent or 20 percent of your bill and some restaurants will automatically add it to a party of 8 people or more.
Apparently this wasn’t the case when a wealthy banker left a $1.33 tip on a $133 lunch bill at the True Food Kitchen restaurant in Newport Beach, California. To add insult to injury the word “tip” was circled on the receipt, and the banker wrote “get a real job” on the bill.
A picture of the receipt was taken and uploaded by a person who was dining with the anonymous banker. The person wrote, “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 doesn’t sufficiently bow down to his holiness.”
Do you all remember some time ago, in Washington state, when a waitress received a tip of no money and advice scrawled on the receipt that told her she could “stand to lose a few pounds.” That message was not only rude and ignorant, but how did the advice to the waitress tie into the person being served? How did her weight prevent her from doing her job?
Regardless of a person’s profession, looks, weight or otherwise, they should always be respected and appreciated when a service is rendered.