Saturday, March 10, 2012

Peyton Manning's generous gratuity results in an unfortunate kerfuffle. #NC

Gone viral on the Internet is a photo of a dinner tab that's identified as being signed by NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. It shows a subtotal of $739.58, which includes an 18 percent gratuity, and a $200 additional tip left by the cardholder. 
Eure was livid when she learned about the check and said the server was immediately terminated. "This goes against every policy we have," said Eure. "It's just horrible." 
The Angus Barn has a long tradition of serving celebrities major and minor, and it's a strict policy of the restaurant that their private dining experiences stay private.
Yeah, you really shouldn't do that. I understand wanting to show the world how a nice a guy a celebrity is, but I don't want my checks splashed across the internet, and I'm a nobody.

I don't think Mr. Manning has any obligation one way or the other here. He should be able to go about his business and not have to worry about stuff like this, but I'm sure there'll be calls for him to speak on the server's behalf. Personally, I'd hope that an apology on the server's part and a promise not to make such a foolish mistake again would be enough for him to get his job back.

And, I hope anyone who "doesn't believe in tipping," or is miserly about it, learns something about being a class act from Mr. Manning here.

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