Alesha Palmer $1,000 tip
According to media reports Saturday, customer eating alone in an East Texas restaurant left a big surprise behind for an 18-year-old waitress – a $1,000 tip.
As reported by CNN, Alesha Palmer is a little more a month away from graduating high school and has been waiting tables about 30 hours a week to save money for college
The 18-year-old Kemp High School senior says she still in shock after receiving a $1,000 tip Saturday night.
“I would like to thank him deeply and utterly. It’s not every day that you come across someone that’s as sweet and generous,” Palmer said.
The 18-year-old was working at Vetoni’s Italian restaurant in Gun Barrel City on Saturday. The high school senior tells Tyler TV station KLTV she was serving a couple she knew, they were asking about her college plans and she told them her parents would be helping her with costs.
The gentleman she had also been serving was sitting alone and when he went to pay, Palmer noticed him talking to the restaurant owner.
“I went up to the owner, Mike and asked if I had done something wrong,” Palmer said.
But she had done everything right.
“He turned over the receipt and I kind of just stood there wide eyed and I just started crying and I’m in the middle of the restaurant,” Palmer said.
He turned over the receipt that showed the man, who asked to remain anonymous, left her the big tip.
Here is a great list of the worst of the worst:
- Madonna – Doesn’t always leave a tip, when she does it’s a cheap one.
- Kelly Presten – Notoriously bad tipper. Most of the time she doesn’t leave a tip at all.
- Gwyneth Paltrow – Doesn’t leave a decent tip. It’s speculated she has trouble calculating the proper percentage.
- Barbra Streisand – Doesn’t always tip. When she does it’s $10 for a bill of over $450. She’s very high maintenance and demanding and no one ever wants to wait on her.
- Tobey Maguire – Doesn’t always leave a tip, and when he does it isn’t generous.
- Bill Cosby – Once left a $3 tip on a $350 order. He probably thinks the waitstaff needs to stop taking from others and get a real job.
- Ricki Lake – Once left a tip of $8.00 on a $142.44 bill. This after she let her young son run around the restaurant unattended – and he supposedly made a big mess.
- Bobby Brown – Rude to wait staff, lets his kids run amuk and left a $10 gratuity on a $250 restaurant tab.
- Sean Penn – He and three others had New Orleans waiters waiting on them hand and foot. The tip left on a $450 tab? Absolutely nothing. There are lots of instances of Sean Penn stiffing waitstaff. How many people do you think have spit in his food by now?
- Kirsten Dunst – According to one server she’s whiny and smells bad. Left nothing behind after racking up a $223 bill.
Top 10 Best Tippers:
10) Dan Aykroyd
9) Barack Obama
8) Bill Murray
7) Drew Barrymore
6) Russell Crowe
5) Drew Carey
4) Hulk Hogan
3) Charlie Sheen
2) David Beckham
1) Johnny Depp