Our friend Diane is a waitress at a very trendy Beverly Hills bistro - one frequented by tons of celebs… In addition to the fabulous stories she brings home, she has also become quite accustomed to receiving some unbelievably generous tips from the rich and famous – sometimes more than 50%!
The other night, one of her all-time favorite stars came into the restaurant and was seated in Diane’s section. To her delight, he was just as charming in real life as he is on the silver screen. Legendary for his excessive lifestyle, she couldn’t wait to see what sort of gratuity he left. But when Diane checked her tip, he had only left her 20%!
Stunned, Diane couldn’t hide her shock and disappointment. Now, of course 20% would be considered to be a generous tip from a regular customer – but from a mega-celebrity – she was expecting a much grander gesture.
Some of our friends think it was super cheap of an obviously rich star to leave what any other patron would leave. But others think that being notoriously wealthy does not obligate anyone – celeb or not – to leave an outsized tip.
So — what do you think? Are celebrities really just like us – or should they be held to a higher standard?| Print