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    Re: waiters given a $10,000 dollar tip

    That's a nice tip, but can you imagine eating at the same restaurant every night for three weeks? They could've used some of that $10,000 and gotten some variety.



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    Re: waiters given a $10,000 dollar tip

    Thats just awesome. If I were well enough to do, I would do things like that every now and then.



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    Re: waiters given a $10,000 dollar tip

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetta View Post
    That's a nice tip, but can you imagine eating at the same restaurant every night for three weeks? They could've used some of that $10,000 and gotten some variety.
    When you live on the road you are not looking for variety. You are looking for consistency. Eating in the same place everyday is kind of a mental substitute for home. You don't want surprises. I lived on the road for 2 1/2 years once. If you find a good eating or drinking place you tend to stick with it as long as you are in town.



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    Re: waiters given a $10,000 dollar tip

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    When you live on the road you are not looking for variety. You are looking for consistency. Eating in the same place everyday is kind of a mental substitute for home. You don't want surprises. I lived on the road for 2 1/2 years once. If you find a good eating or drinking place you tend to stick with it as long as you are in town.
    I will second this... I travel for work quite a bit... I usually go to the same hotels and same restaurants in each town I frequent.



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    Re: waiters given a $10,000 dollar tip

    Ah, that makes sense.



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    Re: waiters given a $10,000 dollar tip

    for what its worth, this story reminded me of the group Mannheim Steamroller. The lead guy married a girl from Iowa State.



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    Re: waiters given a $10,000 dollar tip

    That happens out in Vegas all the time. A friend told me that he knew a girl that was waitressing at the Hard Rock and spilled a drink on a highroller near the pool. She was freaked out and he asked here name. She begged not to get fired but he said not to worry, he ended up paying off her mortgage.


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    Re: waiters given a $10,000 dollar tip

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    That happens out in Vegas all the time. A friend told me that he knew a girl that was waitressing at the Hard Rock and spilled a drink on a highroller near the pool. She was freaked out and he asked here name. She begged not to get fired but he said not to worry, he ended up paying off her mortgage.
    Sounds like I should move to Vegas



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    Re: waiters given a $10,000 dollar tip

    When I get to be obscenely wealthy, this is precisely what I plan on doing.

    (No joke) My wife and I have already done scaled-down versions of this already, and Friday, I get to pay off part of a grad student's room and board at a conference. It's not $10,000, but it's a great way to a) feel good. b)encourage some types of behavior you find exemplary.


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    Re: waiters given a $10,000 dollar tip

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    When I get to be obscenely wealthy, this is precisely what I plan on doing.

    (No joke) My wife and I have already done scaled-down versions of this already, and Friday, I get to pay off part of a grad student's room and board at a conference. It's not $10,000, but it's a great way to a) feel good. b)encourage some types of behavior you find exemplary.
    My dad and mom were having dinner at a local restaurant... The table next to them was 2 older couples. My parents overheard them talking about their recent trip to Washington DC as part of an "honor flight" (see History & Vision)

    My Dad arranged to pay for their meal... simply telling their waitress it was a gift from a Vietnam vet to a WWII vet...

    They got his name and wrote an incredibly touching thank you.



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