My mom always told me to take note of how a man treats a server, housekeeper or cab driver, because eventually, that’s how he’ll treat you.
As a former waitress, I pay pretty close attention to how people tip. When your income depends on gratuities, you become much more aware of just how cheap people can be.
It’s a shame that Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe aren’t on the market, because they’d be perfect for me according to Mama Lester’s standards.
The erstwhile Captain Jack Sparrow recently left a waiter a $4,000 tip at a Chicago steakhouse, while Crowe treated his Robin Hood castmates to dinner and left a 100-percent gratuity.
Not that these guys needed any help in the foxiness department, but being out with a guy who tips well is uber-attractive. Even if the service wasn’t exactly first class, it shows he’s thoughtful and wants to impress you.
Once, I dated a flashy German guy who was the worst tipper you can imagine. He literally tried to leave COINS on the table. I always had to trail after him passing out cash to the fuming waitstaff and gushing “I’m sorry—he’s European!”
But then, just as Mama predicted, he started to take me for granted and expected me to foot all the bills. So looks like his country of origin had nothing to do with it. He was just jerk.
__Do you girls agree? Have you ever been out with a guy who can’t pry open his wallet? Do you ever sneak and look at how much tip he left? Tell me! __