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Omnivore - How much do you tip a server after going bonkers?

Speaking of tipping ...

I had lunch with friends today in a restaurant known for its tranquil, laid-back ambiance. When we headed to the only available table, we noticed a lot of liquid on the floor. A server rushed over and told us he needed to clean the space before we sat down.

"Is the ceiling leaking?" I asked.

"No," he said, looking away.

"So somebody spilled something?" I guessed.

"You could say that," he said. "I'll tell you what happened but you can't identify us if you tell the story." I crossed my heart and hoped to die.

It turned out that a divorced couple sat at the table and, as sometimes happens with divorced spouses, a heated argument broke out. Before long, the former wife flung her plate of food at her ex. Apparently, a full-scale food fight erupted. Apparently, another couple at the table was involved, too.

"The good news," the server told us, "is that they gave me a $100 tip."

(Graphic from flipsiderunner.com)





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