“Tips for Jesus” tipper strikes again in San Francisco
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SAN FRANCISCO - A mysterious trend where diners leave generous gratuities with the saying “Tips for Jesus” has happened again in San Francisco. This time, a man left behind a tip worth thousands at a sushi restaurant in downtown, reports CBS San Francisco.
Hilary Hesse, who works at the restaurant Roka Akor, waited on the mystery man at a back corner table Tuesday night. The waitress told CBS-affiliate station KPIX 5 that he left the restaurant before she knew about the $3,000 tip.
According to Heese, the man’s bill was $147. He also picked up the tab for people dining at a neighboring table.
“I was actually at the table telling them he had paid for their meal. And I peripherally opened up the credit card holder, looked down at it and my jaw just dropped,” Heese recalled. “And they said, ‘Did he take good care of you?’ And I said, ‘uh huh.’”
Heese said, “First, I think that he doesn’t know how to use the decimal point and that it was actually $30. And then I looked closer and…Oh, my God…”
At the top, he wrote “Tips for Jesus.”
This is a phenomenon that waiters and waitresses are experiencing all around the country. A generous customer drops thousands of dollars at a time, scribbling the saying on the receipt.
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