Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rich people don't tip

When I first got to work yesterday, it was extremely slow. I sat around for about an hour just talking smack with the manager and other drivers. Eventually a quasi-soccer/volleyball game broke out in the back room. I didn't play (I was too busy eating one of our new sandwiches) but Manager Drew ended up winning.

Then all of a sudden it got busy.

Only one run was really noteworthy and that was the delivery to 2453 Tyne Terrace. This neighborhood is a little farther away than many in our area, but it is full of really nice homes, so you can usually expect a good tip. Which is exactly what I did when I saw the address. But as I pulled up to the house, I vaguely remembered getting a small tip there before (I am thinking it was $1). But still, I pressed on. I mean this house was beautiful, and with an Escalade and a Mercedes SUV in the driveway I should get a decent tip.

So I went to the door, rang the bell and waited. While I stood there, I heard little kids playing just on the other side of the door. They started making faces at me and playing around through the window. Then eventually an older man answered the door. I don't know if he was the kid's grandfather or perhaps just an old dad. Either way I handed him the credit card receipt. He quickly signed it and handed it back to me.

This is exactly the type of person that needs to be put on the Wall of Shame. He clearly has some coin and is stingy with it. If you don't want to tip your delivery man, then don't get delivery! The worst part is he will probably have those children doing the same thing when they grow up.

I was talking about this delivery to another driver, Stan the Man, later in the evening. He said he remembered delivering to that house before too, and also got no tip. These people are repeat non-tippers!!

Anyway, here is the official mark on the wall:

listed to Beth Toberman
2453 Tyne Terrace SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

Just a thought, I have these people's phone numbers too. Should I start listing that on the Wall of Shame?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, for what it's worth to you, that old guy, Scott Toberman, just went to prison for 5+ years. He's a liar and a thief.