There are a couple of these things that will show up on this list, and they can send the shivers through almost everybody. There are lots of ways to combat this sort of talk even from a Biblical perspective – consider Matthew 6:5-8, which tells us to pray in private instead of like the hypocrites, who pray loudly on the streets or in the churches.
We even really love the book of Ecclesiastes, but the point of that verse isn’t to not tip – it’s probably more to be happy with what you have. You can still be generous to others, you know. This person tried to head the criticism off at the pass by saying he or she only has five dollars, but we aren’t sure if that’s a good enough reason.
No Use for Our Mortal Money
This person went to a dinner at a haunted house and was served by someone dressed as a ghost, so maybe the diner thought that it was a real spirit who didn’t need all that much money? So he or she left a little over a dollar for some strange reason. It wasn’t even ten percent. More like seven percent.
Maybe they wanted to hit eighteen dollars and seventeen cents exactly since that’s when the house was built or something like that. Ghosts hate cheap people, did you know that? It’s true. I once didn’t tip and now I’m a ghost. Don’t be like me. Tip your servers as long as they didn’t mess up something bad. You can still write a note, just make sure to tip.
Not as Good as It Seems
Wow! This person left a hundred-dollar bill as a tip! But then you take a look at the details of the bill – The entire amount this person racked up was a little over ninety-five dollars. And, yes, the person dropped a hundred and told the server to keep the change. Wow. Four dollars and twenty-five cents. What a boon. What a bonus.
Truly, you have changed a life today, Sir or Madam. This person wanted to flash some cash and prove that they were doing well in life, but forgot that one of the best things you can do with that cash is help out others. We know there are some giving folks out there who will get a thirty-dollar meal and drop a hot hundy down without a second thought. Be like them.
Notes for the Server
See, we might catch a little bit of flak for this, but this is actually what you should do! If somebody wasn’t very good at being a server, you don’t have to tip them that much! You should still tip them at least nominally, but you don’t have to give them twenty percent of the bill!
This person, as long as we believe the notes written on the bill, had a little bit of difficulty getting things right. And that’s fine, you don’t have to tip extra if you don’t want to. However, we feel like it was a little rude to leave a message like this one. It’s an explanation, sure, but it comes off a little high and mighty. But, at least the server has an explanation and can potentially learn from past mistakes.
Banks Hate This One Simple Trick
We have no information if this was a good tip or not compared to the bill, but a ten-dollar bill is a pretty good bet that it was acceptable. You’d have to get into seventy or eighty dollars before it starts to become bad. The person who posted this photo was laughing at it for a different reason – maybe you can figure out what it is.
It seems it’s a lot easier to earn money than some people might think. We’d try this out, but we only have one-dollar bills currently, and we know a lot of people don’t think that two-dollar bills are real. Oh, wait! We could just add a little zero at the end. There. Ten times as rich!