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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:10 PM

 

1% Banker leaves a $1.33 tip on a $133.00 Bill.. Blog taken down

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

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Reply 1% Banker leaves a $1.33 tip on a $133.00 Bill.. Blog taken down (Original post)
lib2DaBone Feb 2012 OP
Warpy Feb 2012 #1
emilyg Feb 2012 #7
Warpy Feb 2012 #9
unkachuck Feb 2012 #2
RB TexLa Feb 2012 #6
FBaggins Feb 2012 #11
jimlup Feb 2012 #3
PSPS Feb 2012 #4
cherokeeprogressive Feb 2012 #5
FrodosPet Feb 2012 #8
Whiskeytide Feb 2012 #10

Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:25 PM

1. It would be instructive to know which banker and which bank

and I do hope this sort of information starts to come out.

Wait staff unite: you do have real jobs and it's high time you fight back against getting stiffed by overbearing assholes with an inflated sense of their worth to the working of the universe.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:40 PM

7. Turns out it's a hoax.

 

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Response to emilyg (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 02:17 PM

9. Good, I hate seeing wait staff stiffed

and this was just as infuriating as the real stuff that happens, like fresh faced Jesus jumpers on their way home from church leaving religious tracts.

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:34 PM

2. "A wealthy banker left a $1.33 tip on a $133 lunch..."

 

$1.33 / $133 = .01

....I get it, that's why they're known as the 1%....I bet the bill and tip were paid with TARP money....

on edit: pardon me, I flunked math....gotta go, they're gonna pull the plug and turn the lights out in 5 minutes....

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Response to unkachuck (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:53 PM

6. What bank hasn't paid their TARP money back? I don't think any still have TARP money.


This person is an asshole, an idiotic comment about TARP isn't needed.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 02:31 PM

11. As of about a month ago, 350-400 banks had yet to repay TARP

Mostly small ones, but a few mid-sized banks.

About $17 Billion still outstanding.

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:44 PM

3. Utimately I have to wonder if this is faked...

I mean I really don't know but I wouldn't give it too much weight. It seems rather super-assholish... who knows?

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:54 PM

8. This pic SCREAMS PhotoShop.

If you've ever done any significant amount of graphics work, the edits yell at you.

Not the worst job I have seen, but it is pretty obvious.

I suspect it was probably a "false flag" to make people go wild and embarrass themselves when the hoax was revealed.

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 02:24 PM

10. Not much of a banker...

... properly rounded, 1% of $133.54 is $1.34.

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