2:23 pm February 27, 2012, by David Markiewicz
That story out of California yesterday about the arrogant banker who left a dollar tip on a hundred dollar-plus tab and then told his waitress to “get a real job” on the receipt was a hoax, according to Trending Now.
True Food Kitchen, the restaurant where the meal was served, had said it was looking into the matter after a blog post went up from a supposed bank employee who was on the scene and then put up a picture of the receipt.
Here’s the latest:
“New developments suggest that the receipt from the restaurant may have been digitally altered. According to the website the Smoking Gun, True Food Kitchen’s spokesperson said it found the original merchant copy of the receipt, and the one circulating the Internet was “altered and exaggerated.” The original receipt does not contain the tip “Get a real job.” Also, the real bill was for $33, not $133, and the tip given was $7, not $1.33.”
The tale sparked an outcry about mistreatment by the well-to-do of the working class.
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