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Waitress receives $1,000 tip on $60.42 meal for trip to Italy

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   May 20, 2013 at 7:47 PM
From dealing with difficult people to poor pay, it's not easy being a waitress. But a few grateful servers are getting lucky breaks from customers who lay down more than they're expected for good service.

It was just last week that an Indianapolis Steak 'n Shake waitress received a $446 tip on a $5.97 bill from a happy customer. Now, Tumblr user Casual Cynic says her mother got a $1,000 tip on a $60.42 bill.

According to Casual Cynic, her mother has been working as a waitress for years. She told a customer that she has eight years of art education and always wanted to go to Italy.

"It's pretty...sad and disappointing," Casual Cynic wrote. "Her and my father divorced 6 years ago and she hasn't had a real job ever. Just been stuck in a small town she's not from."

"This man who we have never seen before tipped her 1000 dollars for a trip to Italy. Walked out, not another word."

The post has garnered more than 127,000 notes on Tumblr.

[H/T Huffington Post]

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