Remember the international furor last week created by the person who allegedly left a 1 percent tip (and a nasty note about finding a real job) on a bill worth more than $100 at True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach? Well, of course, that turned out to be a fake, but not before igniting a huge debate over tips and waitstaff compensation in the United States.
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The story must have touched the heart of another wealthy restaurant patron in Orange County, though, because last Thursday, some kind soul left a $100 tip on a $119 bill at Break of Dawn in Laguna Hills--and unlike the previous receipt, which was bogus, this one is 100% legit.
Whoever you are, 84 Percent Tipper, you have made your server very, very happy... and kindled a flicker of hope for the human race in my hard, jaded, bitter heart.