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$10,000 tip.......what would ya do?

post #1 of 27
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If this has been posted, I apologize.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060831/.../ten_grand_tip

BTW-this happened in my hometown. I was just there this past weekend for a family reunion and will probly be back this coming weekend for the state fair.
post #2 of 27
What would I do?
RUN!
To my bank and cash that thing!
post #3 of 27
Goes to show you.. Sometimes being nice and doing a good pays off!!!

Must be nice!
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256 View Post
What would I do?
RUN!
To my bank and cash that thing!
LOL!! Yeah but then what would ya do??
post #5 of 27
Could you just imagine!? WOW! I wouldn't know what to say to someone if they left me something like that! What a great person! I bet she is just speechless!
I had a guy try to give me a diamond necklace once. But it wasn't because of my wonderful personality I guess, he wanted to go out with me and he knew I was married! YIKES! Needless to say, I gave that back in a hurry!
post #6 of 27
It's a shame that she will have to pay taxes on it!
post #7 of 27
scuba diving for tahitian pearls....off the coast of Tahiti of course!
post #8 of 27
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It's a shame that she will have to pay taxes on it!
That's what I was thinking! Still would be nice....

People are cheap where I live... nobody ever gets generous tips where I work (the Olive Garden) because people around here think tipping is a sin or something crazy like that. Once in a while a person will actually tip the suggested 15-20%, but most people throw down a couple dollars and some change, even if it was a large group. I don't know what they think we make, but FYI for all of you out there, it's $2.13/hour. We rely on your tips to pay our bills! Maybe it shouldn't be that way, but it is... so have some compassion, peeps!
post #9 of 27
Hmmm... one thing that crossed my mind... is he going to kill himself soon? Is he going to die soon from a terminal illness? I wonder what prompted it all....
post #10 of 27
Gosh that would be nice! I'd catch up on some bills, get some car repairs done and fix up my house!
post #11 of 27
Pre pay my rent with some added ( my landlord is Mom) ...
post #12 of 27
Buy a car...
post #13 of 27
Pay off the remaining balance on the SUV that is currently shared by myself, my husband, and my brother-in-law.
post #14 of 27
clothes, furnitures and keep the rest for rent and bills lol!
post #15 of 27
Get some more cats.
post #16 of 27
I'd put a downpayment on a home!!!!

Or open my own animal shelter...
post #17 of 27
I would count my blessings!
post #18 of 27
Wow, that would be really nice! I'm surprised I hadn't heard about this yet, even though Hutchinson is a little ways away from where I am.
post #19 of 27
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Wow, that would be really nice! I'm surprised I hadn't heard about this yet, even though Hutchinson is a little ways away from where I am.
Yeah, really How far are you from there? I live 3 hrs from there and it was in a paper around here. If you type in 10,000 tip it is brought up on google or yahoo. I guess shes been on tons of morning shows and stuff as well.
post #20 of 27
I read about this too, I couldn't even imagine!

I'd probly pay off some of mine and John's bills - and then put a bit in the bank for a home.... oh, and take a few hundred on a shopping spree
post #21 of 27
Catch up on bills and buy a house!
post #22 of 27
I'd put a few thousand away toward future vet bills and home improvements with the rest.
post #23 of 27
What would I do? Catch up on my mortgage (I am 1 1/2 months behind) Make some much needed repairs to the house and if there was anything left, plan a small vacation. Hubby is out of work with no prospects. People don't want to hire a 55 yr old.
post #24 of 27
Actually, as long as the guy reports it as a gift, she won't have to pay taxes on it. You're allowed up to $11,000 tax free as a one time gift per year.

What would I do? I would pay off all the credit cards, buy a new washer/dryer & dishwasher, and pay off a couple of other things. I'd still have a few grand left, and that would go in the bank for a rainy day.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Godiva View Post
That's what I was thinking! Still would be nice....

People are cheap where I live... nobody ever gets generous tips where I work (the Olive Garden) because people around here think tipping is a sin or something crazy like that. Once in a while a person will actually tip the suggested 15-20%, but most people throw down a couple dollars and some change, even if it was a large group. I don't know what they think we make, but FYI for all of you out there, it's $2.13/hour. We rely on your tips to pay our bills! Maybe it shouldn't be that way, but it is... so have some compassion, peeps!

$2.13/hour? I'd never work for that. Here waitresses make minimum $6.75 ($1 less than minimum wage).

If I got left that tip, It would all go to paying for college, which is going to cost more than that.
post #26 of 27
This might sound a bit morbid but I would dig Sheba up and have here body made into a diamond. Its would probably be a tiny stone though.
Then perhaps donate some money to one of the local shelters/botanical garden
then buy new furniture/carpeting for the family room
post #27 of 27
I'd pay off some bills and put some aside for the girls vet visits.
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