Banker’s Insulting Waitress Tip Incites Class Warfare Between the 1% and the 99%: How dumb is this?
Just when you may have thought the ongoing battle between the 99% and the 1% was dying down, it may have been reignited. A wealthy banker left a $1.33 tip on a $133 lunch at the True Food Kitchen restaurant in Newport Beach, California.
To add insult to injury the word "tip" was circled on the receipt,
and the banker wrote "get a real job" on the bill. The picture of the
receipt was taken and uploaded to the blog Future Ex-Banker by a person
who was dining with the anonymous banker. As expected, the blog received a lot of attention
and has now been taken down. The author of the blog wrote, "mention the
99% in my boss' presence and feel his wrath. So proudly does he wear
his 1% badge of honor that he tips exactly 1% every time he feels the
server doesn't sufficiently bow down to his holiness."
People online who had a chance to see the blog post before it went
offline and those who have been made aware of it on social media outlets
are outraged. One person called the tip a "tale of greed and contempt," and another referred to it as "arrogance personified."
The Web's general reaction to this story is eerily similar to an almost
identical 1% vs. 99% scenario that took place last fall. In Washington
state, a waitress received a tip of no money and advice scrawled on the receipt that told her she could "stand to lose a few pounds."