The story buzzing around the internet this morning is about LeSean McCoy giving a Philadelphia waiter a $0.20 tip on a $61.00 tab. Many are outraged at McCoy saying he is being cheap, but, as with most things, there are two sides to every story. Did anyone care to mention that the waiter himself admitted he provided poor service? The waiter, Rob Knelley said in an inter view "I put their order in and forgot one of their appetizers."
Are celebrities expected to tip large ammounts just because they have the money? As a former waiter myself, I'll say this is a huge problem with our society. That waiters expect gratuidty instead of earning it. That half of the servers I worked with (including myself on certain days) were lazy, yet when they got stiffed, didn't mind complaining about it. Going further than that, if I knew I was waiting on someone with money (ie a celebrity, pro athlete, etc.) I would make sure I was on my game and that their table was my first priority. If McCoy was not satisfied with the service he received, why should he have to fork over his hard earned money to some lazy punk who doesn't really want to work for it?
Going even further, if I were the owner of the restraunt, I wouldn't take two seconds to fire the waiter for posting a picture of the tip and ranting about it on twitter. Whether you like the tip you received or not, the saying "the customer is always right" is still the way restraunts do business and pissing off a fan favorite of the city's football team probably doesn't bode well for future business. If I were McCoy, I would be telling anyone who asks that PYT sin't worth their time. If I were PYT's owner, I'd be calling McCoy, appologizing and letting him know the server has been terminated, offering a comped meal, basically kissing his cheeks trying to get his business back.