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(Daily Mail)   City trader racks up £40,000 bar tab trying to impress Benicio Del Toro. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff   ( divider line
    More: Stupid, Benicio Del Toro, Hollywood Star, Hollywood, Fear and Loathing, Halloween party, London Club, BAFTA, Las Vegas  
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2012-11-08 06:28:52 PM  
1 vote:
I tried being a city trader. It didn't work out.

My problems started when I tried to trade Detroit for Las Vegas, and it got worse when everybody was offering to trade a bunch of crap cities in Arizona for my collection of northeastern cities. I don't care where you're from, there's no way New York City is worth two Tempes and a Tuscon.
2012-11-08 09:50:57 AM  
1 vote:
Witnesses report the trader slid del Toro a champagne glass with a cocktail napkin reading, "Back door beauty"
2012-11-08 09:38:20 AM  
1 vote:

T.M.S.: Happy Hours: TommyymmoT: I wish I were the waiter.
A £5,229.31 tip is pretty damned good.

Yeah, it's a decent chunk of change for a waiter to bring home, BUT it's not a good tip considering the bill. 35,000 pounds? Uh, 15% would be 6250. 15% is what you tip if you're a tightwad or the service was bad. If I were going to spend 35,000 pounds in a bar to impress someone I'd be generous with the tip. At a minimum he should have tipped 20% or 7,000 pounds. If he really wanted to impress someone he should have just rounded up to 45,000 pounds.

Sounds like a lot of money, right? Well it is but think about it though - a $35 bar tab is not an unreasonable amount. I've had plenty of bar tabs that were about that much. Math is hard, especially after a few drinks (and I've had a few) but even I can tell that leaving $40 on a $35 bar tab is not 15%. I'm not going to start throwing change at the barmaid either - because 15% would be $5.25. Okay, maybe if I wasn't impressed with the service and I didn't plan on ever returning to that bar I might only leave $40 but typically I go to the same bars over and over again and I appreciate the service I get. I often at least know the first name of the bar-wench who is bringing me my drinks before I even sit down. I wouldn't hesitate to lay down $45 for a $35 tab for a waitress that gave me good service after a couple of hours of drinking.

This guy is a cheapskate.

What % do you think is "correct" to tip in a London bar?

My English publicans always returned my tip, saying that only Americans do that.
2012-11-08 08:28:53 AM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: Why does anyone give a fark about impressing Benicio Del Toro?

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Oh, I don't know. He seems nice enough, and if you impress him, maybe he'll give you a ride in his hot air balloon.
2012-11-08 08:23:58 AM  
1 vote:
What's 40 grand to someone whom trades cities?
2012-11-08 07:38:04 AM  
1 vote:
You spend tens of thousands of dollars on expensive drinks trying to impress someone downing tequila shots who doesn't even have tits? Well, to each his own, but that sounds like a wildly misguided effort...
2012-11-08 07:30:08 AM  
1 vote:
After "The Werewolf" movie Benicio actually needs to work a little harder at impressing me
2012-11-08 07:04:07 AM  
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NewportBarGuy: a round of zombie-themed vodka cocktails, each costing £30, made from rum, absinthe and grapefruit.

That makes absolutely no f*cking sense, which is par for the course at the Daily Fail.

Also what is a bottle of Red Bull? Since when does that even come in bottles?
2012-11-08 06:02:53 AM  
1 vote:
Do you know why they call him Franky "Four Fingers" Doug? Because he makes stupid bets with dangerous people, and when he doesn't pay up, they give him the chop, Doug. And I'm not talking about his farking fore-skin either.
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