Saturday, December 23, 2006

I'm not a bad tipper, I just can't do math in my head

I must confess. I stiffed a cabdriver when we were in New York.

I didn't realize it until we were out of the cab and Hannah said to me, "Mom, I can't believe you just did that. I'm so embarrassed I want to die."

The fare (quick run across the park) was $6.10. I gave the driver $10.25 and asked for $4 back. I'm so dumb. I meant to ask for $3 but I screwed up. So the driver got a whopping 15 cents.

I'll bet I've done this before. In restaurants, in bars, and now in taxicabs. I can't be trusted.

2 comments:

Carrie said...

That's okay.. this is where the universe evens things up. I once tipped a ridiculous amount for a cab ride because I couldn't count either.

dottcomments said...

Thank goodness for the balance of the universe.