Saturday, December 08, 2012

It's not ALL about the Benjamins...

but it sure is nice to get one now and then.

I had a regular client today who's matter-of-fact about massage. When I ask her how it was, she always replies, "Okay." Not effusive at all, in other words.

It was an fifty-minute prenatal massage, and as she left, she handed me a sealed tip envelope. After escorting her to the front desk and flipping my room, I headed back to the breakroom to get my purse so I could go have lunch. I remembered the tip envelope I had stuffed into my pocket and decided now would be a perfect time to transfer the cash to my wallet. I unfolded the envelope and saw this written on the back:

  

"How nice of her," I thought. When I tore the envelope open and started pulling out the bill, I noticed the '1' first and thought, "Ten bucks for an hour, not bad." Then I saw the TWO zeroes...

"HOLY SHIT! SHE TIPPED ME A HUNDRED!"

 Everyone in the breakroom crowded around me to marvel at my client's generosity. Ben Franklin was never so fawned over in real life!

All I can say is my client's getting a big hug from me the next time I see her. What a classy lady.

8 comments:

'Drea said...

That is so cool.

I'm not Rockefeller by any means but I usually tip my massage therapists 25% and, for the holidays, I double it. Wish that I had more to share but I definitely want them to know that I appreciate them being such a crucial part of my wellness "team."

I would be a stressed out mess without massage therapy...

MSgt B said...

Can I borrow $50?

Old NFO said...

Well done Lady! :-)

Suldog said...

It proves two things: She is a nice person, and you're an excellent therapist. Well done!

Anonymous said...

You have to love appreciation. Some people cannot say it in words, but in deeds.
leaperman

phlegmfatale said...

I got a much-needed pre-surgery pedicure yesterday and she gave me an incredible foot/lower leg massage. It felt amazing. I now feel a bit of an underachiever for tipping her $20, but she looked so surprised and delighted. I think I'm going to do that from now on. They work very hard and I know they wait on a lot of little old ladies on limited income who think $2 is adequate.

I'm glad you were tipped well, darling, and you definitely deserve it.

be603 said...

/heh/ understated New Englander

Christina LMT said...

'Drea, I need a massage so badly. I know, I know, "Physician, heal thyself!" *sigh*

Msgt B, the money is already gone, for groceries to feed my voracious children! Sorry.

Thank you, NFO!

Thank you very much, Jim!

leaperman, that's a very good point. I try to keep that in mind, but it's tough sometimes.

Phlegmmy, a twenty-dollar tip for a pedicure is excellent! I'm sure your nail technician appreciated it greatly.

be603, it takes some getting used to around here. I'm used to much more effusive clients. :)