People can be extra generous when they're drunk, and extra regretful when they're sober.
Bee Anantatho owns a popular Thai restaurant, Thailicious, in Edgewater, Colorado. Thailicious has been in the neighborhood for several years, and the restaurant's customers have reportedly always been loyal. This weekend, one of the restaurant's customers decided to show off his gratitude — by leaving $1,088 as a tip.
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"I think this is a big thing," Anantatho said after hearing of the tip.
The server who received the tip brought it to Anantatho and wanted to put it in the tip jar, where all the waitstaff shares their tips.
Happy — but only for so long. Anantatho encouraged her staff to hold onto the tip in case the customer returned. Which he did, the next day, full of regrets.
"He said, 'I'm sorry, I was drunk,'" Anantatho said. "He didn't know he put all the money he had in the checkbook."
Some of the $100 bills the customer put down, Anantatho said, the customer thought were $1 bills.
That must have been one hell of a drunken noodle.
The customer left Anantatho $100 — $60 for the meal, and another $40 for the tip.
She thinks he'll return. Though the servers might not be so welcoming.
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