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RALEIGH - Shaina Brown works the late shift at Waffle House, serving cups of second-wind coffee to wobbly diners with butane breath.
After seven years, she’s learned to coax a good tip with a smile and quick refill. Even the barroom crowd will throw her $5 extra.
But nothing short of greasy spoon magic can explain what happened at 3 a.m. on Mother’s Day, when a patron eating a Texas bacon patty melt called Brown over and said, “I’m going to bless you tonight.”
He paid his bill with a credit card and wrote $1,500 on the tip line, asking Brown to share $500 with a haggard-looking woman at a table nearby. Then he vanished into a cab, telling Brown, “You have a good spirit.”
Then he vanished into a cab, telling Brown, “You have a good spirit.”
originally posted by: Metallicus
They probably just don't want a chargeback a month later.
I could leave $1,000 tips all the time and then just charge it back after the waitress gets paid. Something like that does seem like it could be a little fishy and I bet they have been burned before.
I wouldn't hate on WH that much. She got her tip like you said.