Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sweet...

To me, tips are icing.

If a client stiffs me, he will be roundly cursed behind his back.

If a client gives me ANYTHING it's greatly appreciated. Tips are my grocery money, my movie-ticket money, my hey!-let's-have-McDonald's-for-dinner money.

Today I was stiffed by one client, who was rude enough to be late AND didn't shower (Bastard), and his girlfriend, whom Angie had the "privilege" of massaging, didn't wash her hands after using the bathroom before the massage. But I digress...

Another client who received our "super-deluxe massage", a $200 service, gave me a folded twenty afterwards, while I was changing the linens. Hey, that's 10%, I'll take it! I stuffed it in my pocket and thought nothing more of it.

I stopped at Smith's on the way home to pick up stuff for dinner, and the total came to approx. $13.00. I took out the folded twenty to pay, unfolded it, and found ANOTHER twenty was folded up with it.

Woo-hoo!

Thanks, Ms. L. You really made my day. Not to mention making up for Mr. Cheap Asshole.

6 comments:

phlegmfatale said...

I always try to tip generously - I don't mind paying 20% or 25% extra when the service was attentive. Sorry someone stiffed you, but I'm glad to know someone else made up for it!

Christina said...

It all works out in the end, that's why it's better not to get too worked up about it.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Love those crisp new $20s! My sister was a waitress in Dallas back in the 80s, and taught me to tip lavishly. I love to do it. Makes me feel good to know that they're gonna be happy. of course, if the service is lousy, the tip suffers. Only fair. I'm always amazed at how cheap my friends are at tipping. A dollar here and there, but hardly ever more than that. I often boost the tip a bit myself. What the hell.

Christina said...

Absolutely, FHB.

If the service sucks, so will the tip I leave. It's supposed to be incentive!
Why should I tip someone really, really well, if they do a crappy job?
If the waiter or waitress kicks ass, but the food leaves something to be desired, I'll still leave a great tip, because it's not the server's fault.
I'm sure your generosity is appreciated, especially if your friends are chintzy...

4chun Cookie said...

That is sooo AWESOME!! Man I sure do miss it there!! By the way, A. say anything to u about the ahem...things thats going on with me? Just curious, I don't talk to her much. Guess I'll have to tell u that when I get my massage!!

Christina said...

Just briefly, in passing. I pretty much pretend I don't know anything. Seems safer that way.
Yeah, I wish you were there, too.