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“Single Mom, Sorry” Tip Receipt Excuse Flares Tempers
Reddit via Fox 2 Now (Saint Louis) ^ | November 2, 2012 | Reddit

Posted on 11/06/2012 3:33:24 PM PST by Altariel

(Reddit.com) – A woman had enough money to pay for a $138.35 bill, but not enough to handle 15 percent more than that. The explanation written in the tip line, “Single Mom Sorry.” An online discussion has broken out around the country after the included photo surfaced on Reddit.

The photo was posted by editor PhenixSongFawkes on the online forum. He wrote, “I’m sure $140 could have gotten you and your kids a week worth of groceries, but instead you spend it one one meal?! For shame!”

That tends to be the general sentiment of comment posters on Reddit and other social media sites, with most insinuating that if the woman could afford a $140 bill, she could probably afford to add a somewhat-obligatory 15 percent tip, which would total $21.

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Legit or Photoshopped? What is your analysis?
1 posted on 11/06/2012 3:33:27 PM PST by Altariel
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To: Altariel
Legit or photoshopped; what is your analysis?


2 posted on 11/06/2012 3:34:36 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Definitely an Obama voter.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 3:35:14 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Altariel
somewhat-obligatory

Sounds like a tough noogies situation to me.
4 posted on 11/06/2012 3:36:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Altariel

I say legit

I have seen too many play the “Single Mom’ Card. They try to wear it like a disabled placard that will allow behavior that is not accepted from others


5 posted on 11/06/2012 3:37:26 PM PST by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Altariel

Wagyu or Lobster?


6 posted on 11/06/2012 3:38:23 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Altariel

tips are not obligatory.

$131 meal is enough, paying extra is stupid

If the restaurant isn’t paying the waitstaff, it ain;t the customers fault


7 posted on 11/06/2012 3:39:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Altariel

Single Mom is the politically correct term applied to what used to be known as “slut, tramp, easy-lay, etc.”, but now, it’s “Chic” to have no father supporting the kids they created, and expecting that to be an excuse for lack of self-reliance/self-responsibility, and in so many cases, relying on OTHERS to pay for your mistakes and/or “good times”.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 3:40:48 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Altariel

Service charge really should be part of the bill.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 3:40:53 PM PST by ari-freedom
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I’m all for tipping. Spent years as a bartender.

Tipping is for businesses that hire employees.
Certain shops in my area are owner run and operated, the owner(husband and wife) drives the latest model car. Yet when I go into their business to buy something they have a tip jar out and the wife is extrovertly hustling for tips. No hired employees there. After a while I stopped going there because of the overt tip hustling. They lose.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 3:41:36 PM PST by RBStealth
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To: GeronL

Obama voter?


11 posted on 11/06/2012 3:41:40 PM PST by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: GeronL

“tips are not obligatory.”

Unless you have a sense of class.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 3:43:06 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: GeronL
'Zat you, Mr. Pink?


13 posted on 11/06/2012 3:43:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Altariel
I'm sure it's real. While working my way through college as an Olive Garden server, I saw this crap regularly. Servers didn't/don't earn minimum wage from employer and are WORKING for their tips. I mostly received 15-20%, but did get blanks, Bible verses, you name in, instead of tips. I grew to dread the table full of women.

The truth is, stiffing a server is theft. If you received lousy service, leave 10% and complain to the manager. If you can't afford to pay your server, go to McDonalds, or better yet, the grocery store.
14 posted on 11/06/2012 3:43:42 PM PST by DRey (Please save my country. Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: GeronL

When you go to an establishment like this, it is understood that part of the bill is a tip to the person that waited on you. That is part of their salary.

That 131.00 might have to pay for the food, utilities, taxes, chef and cook staff. It was just wrong to walk out and pay nothing.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 3:44:28 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: ari-freedom
Service charge really should be part of the bill.

It should, but it is not, and everyone knows it is not. Stiffing a waitress is theft.
16 posted on 11/06/2012 3:46:24 PM PST by DRey (Please save my country. Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: DRey

” If you can’t afford to pay your server, go to McDonalds, or better yet, the grocery store.”

Or order the meal as takeout. But to go to a restaurant for the service and not pay for the service...that’s real cheap.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 3:48:11 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: GeronL

Who knew FR was so full of occutards?

The restaurant needs to include the tip in the bill or STFU.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 3:48:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Altariel

Obama Supporter. Could have gone fast food where no tip would be required, but she was sure she deserved this...


19 posted on 11/06/2012 3:48:47 PM PST by ameribbean expat
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To: cripplecreek

exactly, if its not part of the price, then it is optional


20 posted on 11/06/2012 3:49:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Altariel

Women who work in the restaraunt/bar business have told me that women are notoriously bad tippers, unless those women are also in the restaraunt/bar business.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 3:49:49 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Altariel

PHONY. Each of the writing examples seems to be written by different people.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 3:49:54 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: dfwgator

I was sold after I watched that scene. The logic was too sound.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 3:50:17 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Altariel
“Single Mom, Sorry” Tip Receipt Excuse Flares Tempers

70%+ Black

50%+ Latino

30% White

Out-of-wedlkock birthrates. Lots of single moms out there.

24 posted on 11/06/2012 3:50:43 PM PST by Will88
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To: ari-freedom
Or order the meal as takeout. But to go to a restaurant for the service and not pay for the service...that’s real cheap.

Yup. These guys and gals are working hard, refusing government handouts, and many paying their way through college. They deserve to be paid, and all but deadbeats (and a table full of stingy women) pay them well.
25 posted on 11/06/2012 3:52:08 PM PST by DRey (Please save my country. Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: Altariel

Not the same handwriting.


26 posted on 11/06/2012 3:52:12 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Michael Barnes

Especially this part:

“I’m very sorry the government taxes their tips, that’s f-—— up. That ain’t my fault. It would seem to me that waitresses are one of the many groups the government -—— in the -— on a regular basis.”


27 posted on 11/06/2012 3:53:23 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Altariel

Single mom?

BS. What with her EBT cards, her child support payments, Section 8 housing, WIC assistance, and throw in her free Obama Phone....

The cheap sleaze coulda added a nice tip.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 3:53:51 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Altariel

OR Even 10-12 dollars! be interesting to see how many other dinneres she had out over the month! and how many hard working Waitresses/ Waiters and Bar tenders she stiffed!
It’s usually a Demorat Trait! like Biden giving $ 3000.00 +/- TOTAL over a TEN YEAR YEAR PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!! DISGUSTING!!


29 posted on 11/06/2012 3:56:05 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Altariel

Redistributed your tip to the Obama campaign....................


30 posted on 11/06/2012 3:56:56 PM PST by Species8472 (Stupid is supposed to hurt)
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To: Altariel

Maybe she is a Liberal Single Mom who has a six figure job only one kid who is already mostly raised who was conceived by her paying someone 10 grand to stick a turkey baster up her who-who because no man would have her and is a freeking cheapass liberal dirtbag!

That is my take.


31 posted on 11/06/2012 3:57:03 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Altariel

If she posts on Free Republic, she probably doesn’t pay for her fair share.

She appears to be one of the entitled ones.


33 posted on 11/06/2012 3:57:50 PM PST by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: Altariel

A pet peeve of mine is the conflating of ‘single mom,’ and ‘divorced mom.’

Single means single, never married.

Divorced means once married, now divorced.


34 posted on 11/06/2012 3:58:09 PM PST by Ted Grant
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To: DRey

Stiffing a waitress is theft.

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There are a lot of ways I could reply. It would only get my post pulled, so I’ll be series.

Stiffing a waitress is NOT theft.

fixed it for ya.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 4:00:05 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Altariel

DISGUSTING!! I pray the *itch is arrogant enough to go back to that restaurant again! I pray that they will recognize her and add a few cockroaches to her excellent meals!
maybe a worm or two, or an accidental bugger that just happens to accidently fall from a nostril unnoticed?


36 posted on 11/06/2012 4:00:14 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: 5Madman2

I had an old lady from a very wealthy section of Nashville try to play the ‘little old widow” card on me. Her house was valued in excess of $1 million.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 4:00:44 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more con"cerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: traditional1
Single Mom is the politically correct term applied to what used to be known as “slut, tramp, easy-lay, etc.

That's very harsh. There are widows, there are women who have left abusive husbands, there are rape victims and those who decided not to have an abortion. Oh, and there are women whose husbands ran off with the secretary.

We'd have many fewer abortions if fewer people felt single mothers are sluts.

38 posted on 11/06/2012 4:01:07 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Altariel

Here’s an interesting question (I don’t have an answer): should libertarians tip?

I can see two sides to that question.


39 posted on 11/06/2012 4:01:09 PM PST by DManA
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To: Altariel

If you don’t have the bucks to pay a $21 tip, you certainly can’t afford a $138 meal.


40 posted on 11/06/2012 4:03:04 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more con"cerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: GeronL

“If the restaurant isn’t paying the waitstaff, it ain;t the customers fault”

You know that the IRS assumes a certain tip when calculating this person’s taxes, right? So, she is going to LOSE money for this (apparently good) work. Are you OK with that?


41 posted on 11/06/2012 4:03:08 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Altariel

More than likely an omaobamao voter. My daughters friend used to work at Hooter’s and she quit because the omaobamao customers left little to no tip.


42 posted on 11/06/2012 4:03:15 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: ladyjane
That's a whole cloth argument USUALLY used.

Women who are widows are called "Widows". Women who are Divorced are called "Divorcee's". Women who are "Separated", are called "Legally Separated".

Tramps, sluts, etc., have latched onto the "Single Mom" monicker to hide their loose sex activity.

43 posted on 11/06/2012 4:03:52 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Stiffing a waitress is NOT theft.

Thank you for your effort. You almost had it fixed for me. Should read: Stiffing a waitress is NOT theft is you are a deadbeat, bonehead, stingy woman, or Democrat.

There. Fixed it for ya.
44 posted on 11/06/2012 4:04:49 PM PST by DRey (Please save my country. Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: GeronL

What Planet do You come from!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wait Staff is paid $1.00 0r $ 2.00 an hour! They are expected to earn their income thru their Excellent Service!
I pray I get the honor of serving YOU some day! You WILL have the most miserable experience of your entire life!
Is your last name by chance, BIDEN?


45 posted on 11/06/2012 4:05:07 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: The Antiyuppie

The IRS assumes squat, that just make a bigger tax return anyway.

The restaurant in the employer.

Pay what you owe and leave. It’s the best way to get the waitstaff a raise.


46 posted on 11/06/2012 4:05:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DRey
Actually I bet this is real. There plenty of d#cks out there.

If you can afford a $130 dinner, you can throw the server at LEAST a 20-spot.

The jackasses who ran up this tab should be ashamed of themselves. And yes I know about people leaving Bible tracts in lieu of a tip. Completely classless.

No, I'm not going to back down. The Steve Buscemis out there can go to hell.

The waitstaff works hard for their tips, and should be rewarded accordingly. None of this "Well, I don't tip, because the management should pay them more BS"

Stiffers are just cheapskate a$$wipes, trying to justify their pathetic cheapness by screwing over hard-working folks.

47 posted on 11/06/2012 4:06:07 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I went home with a waitress
The way I always do
How was I to know
She was with the Russians too


48 posted on 11/06/2012 4:09:57 PM PST by freedomlover
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To: DRey

I tip 20%
If I get bad service, I leave nothing.
At Buffets I leave a couple of bucks, Or if I got really good service , my drink filled and bread, while eating a couple more.

I never ate a meal in my life that ost $138.00 and I don’t intend to.


49 posted on 11/06/2012 4:10:19 PM PST by Venturer
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To: DRey

I tip 20%
If I get bad service, I leave nothing.
At Buffets I leave a couple of bucks, Or if I got really good service , my drink filled and bread, while eating a couple more.

I never ate a meal in my life that cost $138.00 and I don’t intend to.


50 posted on 11/06/2012 4:10:21 PM PST by Venturer
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