By now, I’ve totally forgiven Justin Timberlake for that whole N’Sync thing; his recent appearance in Baltimore seals the deal. After a meal of lobsters, snow crab legs, shrimp, clams, mussels, and vegetables at Phillips Seafood costing $300, JT left a $100 tip — and a thank you note emblazoned with his signature.
If you haven’t had your coffee yet and don’t feel like doing the math, that’s a 33.333% tip — well above the standard 20% (only philistines and people who’ve never worked in the service industry tip 15%), but not really anything to write home about. Bill Murray once bought a waitress a pair of army-navy camo pants (?!), and David Beckham once gave his server a $1000 tip on a $100 tab.
Incidentally, did you know that Baltimore has the second-best tippers in the nation, after Atlanta? The survey in question only looked at tips given to takeout and delivery food; in those situations, Baltimoreans tip an average of 17.1%.
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