Pretty much everyone knows that it’s customary to tip waiters, especially if they’re good hosts. But while the general rule of thumb is to give a total amounting to 15 to 20 percent of the bill as a gratuity, Maurice Green chose to go even further and tip his waiter a cool $100. When Green saw the server’s reaction to the money, though, it made him think again.
On that occasion, Green was enjoying a meal at a Don Pablo’s restaurant in Dallas, Texas. And during that visit, he had noticed how hardworking and kind the waiter who’d served him had been. That employee was a young man called Johnny; unfortunately, though, it turned out that he’d had been in some financial difficulties.