There are three things that I’m afraid I’ll do when I’m drunk that will cause me to go bankrupt – order an UberCHOPPER and take it around the city for hours on end, drunkenly buy a bunch of things I can’t afford (and can’t return), and over-tip on a tab that probably requires somewhere around $4.50 in gratuity.
My nightmares became a reality for one Edgewater, Colorado man who tipped $1,088 on a $60 dinner at a phenomenally named restaurant, Thailicious. The man allegedly did not mean to tip that insane amount, and the restaurant employees decided to hold it just in case he came back with some drunken regret. And he did.
“He said, ‘I’m sorry, I was drunk,’” the restaurant’s owner, Bee Anantatho, related. It seems as if in his deep state of hammeredness, the customer was unaware of just how much cash he had on him. The owner assumes that the customer thought the bills he was leaving as a tip were $1 each, but in fact, they were $100s.
There wasn’t really a part of me that felt bad for this guy in the first place. After all, as someone that’s afraid of doing this myself, I feel as though I’d deserve my fate if I get that drunk and make that bad of a decision. But it’s really hard to feel bad for a dude that get so drunk that he mistakes ten $100 bills for ones. Hell, it’s hard to feel bad for anyone that has ten $100 bills in their pocket in the first place.
The restaurant did indeed give him the money back, but it wasn’t all a big sob story for the waiter who got jobbed by this whole ordeal. He was still given a $100 tip, so it was probably all worth it. .
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