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(Jezebel)   Man leaves $1000 tip on a $60 bill, tells waitress to enjoy her dream trip to Italy   (jezebel.com) divider line 55
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2013-05-21 08:26:16 AM  
He signed it as 'M.' That must mean Moriarty! Don't cash that tip lady! It's a trap!
 
2013-05-21 09:06:16 AM  
Yeah, that dream ticket to Italy is going to cost a whole lot more than $1000...
 
2013-05-21 09:09:02 AM  

serial_crusher: Yeah, that dream ticket to Italy is going to cost a whole lot more than $1000...


I was thinking that earlier as well. However, I think $1,000.00 would cover most if not all of the ticket, would it not? If that's the case, then she probably, maybe, can save up enough money to do everything else (hotel, activities, shopping and such).
 
2013-05-21 09:30:10 AM  

Cythraul: serial_crusher: Yeah, that dream ticket to Italy is going to cost a whole lot more than $1000...

I was thinking that earlier as well. However, I think $1,000.00 would cover most if not all of the ticket, would it not? If that's the case, then she probably, maybe, can save up enough money to do everything else (hotel, activities, shopping and such).


If you are going there to mostly just see "free" things (countryside, etc), you can probably hook up with some cheap hostels, and find out about inexpensive places for food.

But, agreed on the ticket... I just did a quick Expedia search from St. Louis (I didn't see a town mentioned but, it said stuck in a "small town", so, just picking that from something in the middle of the country to Rome, lowest price was $1,500..... same with Chicago... NY was $1463, so, nothing getting much below $1,400.  Another website got it down to $1330 from NY... I did mid-June, so, maybe there are better priced times to go as well.
 
2013-05-21 10:18:51 AM  
A $1000 isn't going to get you through the hotel and a few meals in Italy for a week, let alone a ticket. I am guessing people have no idea how much Italy really costs, especially to go to the tourist parts.
 
2013-05-21 10:31:03 AM  
Maybe she'd been using an Italy trip as gentle banter with a drunk customer and it paid off.

Or maybe she'd really been planning a trip and $1000 will help pull it together.
 
2013-05-21 10:31:16 AM  
is the dream vacation in 1955?
 
2013-05-21 10:31:38 AM  
Without any other supporting evidence, I'm calling this fake.

Anyone who could leave a $1000 tip would know that it wouldn't be enough to get her there and wouldn't leave a comment indicating it could.

Now if the story included her "mom" telling the person that she had saved up "x" amount of money for the trip and was only "x" amount shy, then sure...why not.  But that wasn't in the story.

I could be wrong but there's no way to tell for sure right now.
 
2013-05-21 10:33:55 AM  

serial_crusher: Yeah, that dream ticket to Italy is going to cost a whole lot more than $1000...


Cythraul: serial_crusher: Yeah, that dream ticket to Italy is going to cost a whole lot more than $1000...

I was thinking that earlier as well. However, I think $1,000.00 would cover most if not all of the ticket, would it not? If that's the case, then she probably, maybe, can save up enough money to do everything else (hotel, activities, shopping and such).


Wow, what a bunch of ungrateful greedy people you must be.  Why does he have to foot the entire bill to be an awesome guy.

Man, that Oprah is a real biatch, she gave me a car, but didn't cover the taxes!

I was going to donate $50 for your liver transplant, but that wont cover the entire treatment.  I had better not give anything, or people on a Fark board will ridicule me for not covering the whole tab.
 
2013-05-21 10:43:08 AM  
I've left big tips before, but always in appreciation for servers who worked so hard they didn't have the time to shoot the shiat about travel.
 
2013-05-21 10:44:06 AM  
If she books out far enough in advance that $1k will go a long way towards a round trip coach ticket to Italy. I think it was $1300 rnd trip to Spain last year.
 
2013-05-21 10:46:57 AM  
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2013-05-21 10:48:52 AM  
I went to Italy for 10 days with my wife on our honeymoon. Flight and hotel and a day trip to Florence from Rome cost about 4,000.00 total. Not too bad for 2 folks for 10 days.
 
2013-05-21 10:51:38 AM  

Tricky Chicken: serial_crusher: Yeah, that dream ticket to Italy is going to cost a whole lot more than $1000...

Cythraul: serial_crusher: Yeah, that dream ticket to Italy is going to cost a whole lot more than $1000...

I was thinking that earlier as well. However, I think $1,000.00 would cover most if not all of the ticket, would it not? If that's the case, then she probably, maybe, can save up enough money to do everything else (hotel, activities, shopping and such).

Wow, what a bunch of ungrateful greedy people you must be.  Why does he have to foot the entire bill to be an awesome guy.

Man, that Oprah is a real biatch, she gave me a car, but didn't cover the taxes!


Interesting analogy. Because giving someone $1,000.00 after they expressed a desire to go on a trip to Italy is like Oprah giving someone the frame and transmission of an automobile, leaving out the rest of it.

$1,000 will not get you a trip to Italy. It won't even cover the entire plane ticket cost. The note on the receipt seemed to imply the guy had handed her a completely paid for vacation.

She probably lives paycheck to paycheck, meaning she most likely will not be able to save enough for the rest of the trip. Given the sentiment in which the tip was given, the tipper might as well have signed the receipt with, "Well, I got you a 3rd of the way. Good luck with the rest."

If I were living in her situation, I'd be extremely appreciative of the tip, but it wouldn't / couldn't go towards a trip to Italy. It would probably be spent on bills, because I still couldn't afford to do otherwise.
 
2013-05-21 10:55:16 AM  

Cythraul: Because giving someone $1,000.00 after they expressed a desire to go on a trip to Italy is like Oprah giving someone the frame and transmission of an automobile, leaving out the rest of it.


Yes, folks, this is what Fark thinks of generosity.
 
2013-05-21 10:56:59 AM  
"8 years of Art education" and "works as a waitress"

This is why some people mocked Occupy Wall Street.
 
2013-05-21 10:57:16 AM  
It's never a woman giving a waiter $1000 tip....

/just sayin
 
2013-05-21 10:58:36 AM  
He didn't fund her entire trip?  What a jerk!

Sheesh people
 
2013-05-21 10:58:41 AM  
This guy probably has a sex dungeon with a few prisoners and trying to claw back some good karma.
 
2013-05-21 11:00:28 AM  

Cythraul: Tricky Chicken: serial_crusher: Yeah, that dream ticket to Italy is going to cost a whole lot more than $1000...

Cythraul: serial_crusher: Yeah, that dream ticket to Italy is going to cost a whole lot more than $1000...

I was thinking that earlier as well. However, I think $1,000.00 would cover most if not all of the ticket, would it not? If that's the case, then she probably, maybe, can save up enough money to do everything else (hotel, activities, shopping and such).

Wow, what a bunch of ungrateful greedy people you must be.  Why does he have to foot the entire bill to be an awesome guy.

Man, that Oprah is a real biatch, she gave me a car, but didn't cover the taxes!

Interesting analogy. Because giving someone $1,000.00 after they expressed a desire to go on a trip to Italy is like Oprah giving someone the frame and transmission of an automobile, leaving out the rest of it.

$1,000 will not get you a trip to Italy. It won't even cover the entire plane ticket cost. The note on the receipt seemed to imply the guy had handed her a completely paid for vacation.

She probably lives paycheck to paycheck, meaning she most likely will not be able to save enough for the rest of the trip. Given the sentiment in which the tip was given, the tipper might as well have signed the receipt with, "Well, I got you a 3rd of the way. Good luck with the rest."

If I were living in her situation, I'd be extremely appreciative of the tip, but it wouldn't / couldn't go towards a trip to Italy. It would probably be spent on bills, because I still couldn't afford to do otherwise.


He left a grand and a note "your ticket to Italy"  Plan it well, and that grand could get you to Italy, but that is not the point.  Who the fark cares how close he got?  You ingrates think his gesture is hollow because it didn't bankroll the whole thing!
 
2013-05-21 11:01:14 AM  
I just checked Travelocity for Airfare+Hotel in September (off peak cheaper) You can go as low as $1200.00 for 3 nights in Rome. Not bad.
 
2013-05-21 11:02:22 AM  
I'm calling stolen credit card.
 
2013-05-21 11:03:22 AM  

Tom_Slick: I just checked Travelocity for Airfare+Hotel in September (off peak cheaper) You can go as low as $1200.00 for 3 nights in Rome. Not bad.


This woman has family in Italy.  If you drop the hotel, she should be golden. I'm not sure if she even wants roundtrip.
 
2013-05-21 11:03:42 AM  
Sex dungeon.
 
2013-05-21 11:06:15 AM  
Typical patronizing patriarchy, right Jezebel?
 
2013-05-21 11:11:14 AM  
Was she cute?
 
2013-05-21 11:13:26 AM  

Tricky Chicken: Tom_Slick: I just checked Travelocity for Airfare+Hotel in September (off peak cheaper) You can go as low as $1200.00 for 3 nights in Rome. Not bad.

This woman has family in Italy.  If you drop the hotel, she should be golden. I'm not sure if she even wants roundtrip.


Even better, she just needs to call the Clark Howard radio show he will tell her how to get there for next to nothing.
 
2013-05-21 11:24:28 AM  
Buy Lotery tickets!
 
2013-05-21 11:25:20 AM  
Given this was Jezebel, I was somewhat shocked it wasn't an article about how he was a sexist pig continuing the male oppressive hegemony for daring to do something nice for a woman, and thus devaluing her as a person.
 
2013-05-21 11:33:40 AM  
The cynic in me says the credit card company won't process that tip.
 
2013-05-21 11:50:00 AM  

meat0918: The cynic in me says the credit card company won't process that tip.


Happened to me once, no where near as big of a tip, but still high.  Credit card company just made me confirm I had written that amount, then processed it, so I'm guessing she'll end up getting it one way or another.
 
2013-05-21 12:00:39 PM  

FitzShivering: Given this was Jezebel, I was somewhat shocked it wasn't an article about how he was a sexist pig continuing the male oppressive hegemony for daring to do something nice for a woman, and thus devaluing her as a person.


Given all men are "potential rapists" I'm not sure they need to highlight each individual's faults.
 
2013-05-21 12:03:40 PM  

FitzShivering: meat0918: The cynic in me says the credit card company won't process that tip.

Happened to me once, no where near as big of a tip, but still high.  Credit card company just made me confirm I had written that amount, then processed it, so I'm guessing she'll end up getting it one way or another.


When I delieverd pizza, our system would not allow a credit card tip of greater than the amount of the order. Only affected me once and it was only a couple dollars, but still dumb.
 
2013-05-21 12:10:48 PM  
She's probably looking at what, $850 after taxes?
 
2013-05-21 12:38:05 PM  

dletter: I did mid-June, so, maybe there are better priced times to go as well.


Definitely.  Kayak returns $1086 for St.Louis-Rome leaving in November (or $1021 if you go to Milan instead).

Alternatively, you can get a ticket for Naples for only $306, which will seem thrilling until you get off the plane and realize you're actually in Florida.
 
2013-05-21 01:12:55 PM  
Maybe the $1000 will cover the train ticket?

/the article never says it's in the US
/a lot of people all over the world use US dollars
/if I got tipped $50 towards my dream trip to Italy I would hit the Tour of Italy at Olive Garden, not biatch about it on Fark or Consumerist.

serial_crusher: She's probably looking at what, $850 after taxes?


Not if she has a shell company in Italy or Ireland and says she earned it there.
 
2013-05-21 01:41:05 PM  
Since it's Jezebel, I'm sure the subtext of the story is that the man was really trolling for kinky-hot-sexy-time and she was non-committal, but he still gave her a big tip as an act of good faith.
 
2013-05-21 02:50:09 PM  
If she is a student, she can apply to the STA travel site and get discounted flights. Booked my round trip to Germany for $600 but was there for 3 months back in 09...

/dntfa
 
2013-05-21 03:07:31 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Was she cute?


I'm guessing very with an enormous rack.
 
2013-05-21 03:39:22 PM  

Uisce Beatha: He didn't fund her entire trip?  What a jerk!

Sheesh people


Exactly.  I wish we could find out who this guy is, so we could kick his ass and shove that $1,000 down his farking throat.  That would learn him.
 
2013-05-21 04:16:58 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Was she cute?


She got a thousand-dollar tip. What do YOU think?

___________________________________________________________________

Also, y'all seem to be operating under the assumption that flying is the only way to travel to Itally. She could be going by some other form of transportation. Maybe she's taking a boat...

www.csmonitor.com
 
2013-05-21 04:48:20 PM  
I bet she was hot.
 
2013-05-21 06:07:53 PM  
Last trip to Italy I took the hotel alone cost $3,300.

This chick's dumbshiat boyfriend will find the money and buy glass packs and truck nuts with it.
 
2013-05-21 06:20:21 PM  

Tricky Chicken: Wow, what a bunch of ungrateful greedy people you must be.  Why does he have to foot the entire bill to be an awesome guy.


THIS.  I can't believe the nitpicking in this thread.  That said, the guy in TFA might have been a bit drunk since he seems to think that $60.42+$1000=$1060.00.
 
2013-05-21 06:26:19 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Tricky Chicken: Wow, what a bunch of ungrateful greedy people you must be.  Why does he have to foot the entire bill to be an awesome guy.

THIS.  I can't believe the nitpicking in this thread.  That said, the guy in TFA might have been a bit drunk since he seems to think that $60.42+$1000=$1060.00.


Hmm, how does that actually work out?  Can/do they adjust it and charge him the actual 1060.42, or do they charge him 1060.00 and give her a measly $999.58 tip?

/ you thought taking a trip to Europe on $1000 was hard, try it on $999.58!
 
2013-05-21 06:33:36 PM  

Fear the Clam: I'm calling stolen credit card.


That's tomorrow's story:  Wallet stolen, thief gave $1000 tip.
 
2013-05-21 11:23:17 PM  
Take in the rich culture of Italy and tour Rome, Florence and Venice on a  nine-night vacation for $1399 per person. This is a  savings of $400per person and includes the following:

Roundtrip airfare: New York-Rome and Venice-New YorkRail between citiesFour nights in Rome, three nights in Florence and two nights in VeniceDaily breakfastAir taxes and fuel surcharges
Depart select dates October-December. Travel over the popular summer season with select June-August departures at $1599-$1999 per person.

In Rome, stay at the new  4-star JSH Hotel Rome located five miles from Vatican City. Stay near the Duomo and Statue of David in Florence at Cimabue Hotel. In Venice, travelers stay at theApogia Sirio hotel in Mestre, just a train ride across the water from the canals.

Note: Additional city taxes are paid directly to the hotel at checkout.

Book by May 24.  Top 20 deal - sells out quickly.
 
2013-05-21 11:28:17 PM  

mehcky: Take in the rich culture of Italy and tour Rome, Florence and Venice on a  nine-night vacation for $1399 per person. This is a  savings of $400per person and includes the following:

Roundtrip airfare: New York-Rome and Venice-New YorkRail between citiesFour nights in Rome, three nights in Florence and two nights in VeniceDaily breakfastAir taxes and fuel surcharges
Depart select dates October-December. Travel over the popular summer season with select June-August departures at $1599-$1999 per person.

In Rome, stay at the new  4-star JSH Hotel Rome located five miles from Vatican City. Stay near the Duomo and Statue of David in Florence at Cimabue Hotel. In Venice, travelers stay at theApogia Sirio hotel in Mestre, just a train ride across the water from the canals.

Note: Additional city taxes are paid directly to the hotel at checkout.

Book by May 24.  Top 20 deal - sells out quickly.


And I've got a bridge to sell you.
 
2013-05-22 12:11:35 AM  

Sasquach: It's never a woman giving a waiter $1000

just the tip....

FTFY

/in a most immature fashion
 
2013-05-22 12:22:20 AM  
Guys like this piss me off. He throws his weight around and he thinks he can just blow off 42 cents like it's too insignificant to bother with. That's likely the whole net profit on that meal.
 
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