Tip from The Top

September 29th, 2013

I went on a first date with a guy, and admitted I was not the best at math. He then proceeded to tell me how easy math was, and how he could clearly take my same classes, never show up to any of them, and still get better grades. He then asked me if I knew how to leave a tip; I told him I normally double the tax. He then spent 10 minutes showing me on a piece of paper how to find 15 percent, and was freaking out about the fact that by doubling the tax, I was in fact “overtipping by about 1.5 percent.” The horror! He wouldn’t let us pay the bill and leave until I showed him I could calculate the exact 15 percent tip.

4 Responses to “Tip from The Top”

  1. October 19th, 2013
    psyche says:

    Please tell me this was the only date you went on with this guy.

  2. November 3rd, 2013
    WildRose says:

    I’m nerdy, so I could be the type digging this guy! lol I feel you, though.

  3. February 22nd, 2014
    Faith Foster says:

    double the tax in Florida would be a 12% tip. What is this the 50s?

  4. March 17th, 2014
    Emily says:

    You should have put your foot down with this guy. I would have said to him somewhere along the lines of;

    “Look, I came on this date with you to get to know you and to enjoy your company, which unfortunately I’m not enjoying right now, not to have a lesson in math. I said I wasn’t the GREATEST at math, not that I’m totally stupid about it. I can at least figure out percentages on a calculator, and I’m sorry if you think that 1.5 percent over 15 is too much, but I believe in tipping fairly based on our waiter/waitress’ performance, considering the fact that they make less than minimum wage per hour and relay on those tips in order to pay the bills. If that’s an issue for you, than quite frankly, I don’t think I want to have anything to do a cheapskate asshole, either.”

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