Friday, November 20, 2009

We're splitting the tab? REALLY?

So we both have salads. I have a HALF salad and water ($9.85) and she has a full salad and ice tea ($12.95 + $2.25). We eat lunch. She's in dire financial straits because, as she finally confesses, SHE DOESN'T WANT TO GO TO WORK. Nevertheless, I'm nothing if not magnanimous and say....

"Let's split the tab."

"That works for me. You have cash? I'll just put it all on my credit card."

At this point, I whip out half of the tab plus half of what should be a generous tip, because I'm nothing if not magnanimous.

At this point, she pockets my money, studies the credit card receipt, and I admit, I can't resist looking to see what she puts in as a tip. I am appalled! Less than 10%!

To recap....I paid 70% of the bill and the poor waitress got stiffed too. And did I tell you that she blabbed the entire time about everyone she knew, not asking one question about me or my life?

Well, I'm not going to sweat it, because I'm nothing if not magnanimous.

1 comment:

momcat said...

Guess you won't be going to lunch with her again in a hurry?!