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Waitress stunned by a thousand percent tip

Posted by on Aug. 25, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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How big of a tipper are you? Most people go with an average of 20 percent.

One Rhode island waitress has been rewarded for her years of great service with a tip of 1,091 percent.

That's what a Rhode Island couple gave their favorite waitress at Uncle Tony's restaurant in Cranston.

Waitress Kristen Ruggiero, who makes about $100 on a good night says she was stunned when she saw the tip for a $42 tab.

When she picked up the bill folder, she asked the couple if they needed change. "No," they said. Everything was all set.

Inside the folder Ruggiero found five $100 bills.  It was money earned for many years of great service.

The couple are regulars. They've been dining at Uncle Tony's for the past 15 years.
They say Ruggiero earned the big tip


by on Aug. 25, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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atlmom2
by Susie on Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:14 PM
Awesome
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kitty8199
by on Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:39 PM
Aww. If I had money like that I would leave good tips if I were a regular. Not 500 but maybe 100%
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PEEK05
by on Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Wow that is awesome.

ZoeCY
by Member on Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:46 PM

That's great!  How nice of them!  We once gave a waitress a tip that was about 75% and even with that she looked like she was so happy she was going to cry.  If I had the money I would tip a lot more than I do! (Although I have never tipped less than 22-25% even for mediocre service).

ta2dirishlass
by on Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:47 PM
I'm a decent tipper but someday I want to do something like that, just to make someones day. Waiting tables is hard work!
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LyTe684
by Tasha on Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:54 PM
Wow.
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Courtney610
by Courtney on Aug. 25, 2012 at 4:34 PM
That's awesome!!
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Jenni_Lynne71
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 7:44 AM
Yep, it IS hard work. I do it 5 days a week, 6hrs a day @ a family restaurant in my town

Quoting ta2dirishlass:

I'm a decent tipper but someday I want to do something like that, just to make someones day. Waiting tables is hard work!
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LntLckrsCmQut
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM

 We typically tip 20-30% but have been known to tip 50%.

bhow
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Sounds like good people all the way around to me.

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