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Have you ever left a winning scratch-off as a tip in a restaurant?

Yes! Guilty as charged :-) [ 1 ]  [4.00%]
No, but I once (only once) dated someone who did. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
No. This is too tacky for words. [ 18 ]  [72.00%]
No. But it's a great idea :^) [ 6 ]  [24.00%]
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Posted: July 17, 2007, 6:58 am - IP Logged

I've left some "creative" tips on occasion. Can't remember if I've done this one, though. Big Grin

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    Posted: July 17, 2007, 7:48 am - IP Logged

    If someone had ever left me a scratchoff for a tip while I was waitressing, I would've been P.O.'ed big time. We worked hard for our money, just as they do now. This would not be very amusing to most, I would assume. Unless it was a big winner, of course, but the odds of that happening are just about zilch. Believe me, they just want the money. I've never met a rich waitress yet.

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      Posted: July 17, 2007, 8:55 am - IP Logged

      <Moved to Instant ("Scratch-Off") Games forum>

      Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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        I've left some "creative" tips on occasion. Can't remember if I've done this one, though. Big Grin

        Nice topic!

        I believe I recall posting a news story years ago about just such a case -- where the waitress won.  There may have even been some legal wrangling afterwards.

         

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          Posted: July 17, 2007, 8:59 am - IP Logged

          Oops, I just saw the word "winning" in front of scratch ticket on your question.  I think the scratch ticket that was left at the table was un-scratched.  Now that would be an interesting tip.  However, I can't see leaving only a scratch ticket on the table.

           

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            Posted: July 17, 2007, 9:06 am - IP Logged

            I'm sorry, I didn't see that either, a "winning" scratchoff. Of course that would be better then an unscratched ticket but better yet would be cash,period. That's all a waitress wants to see left behind. Knowing some of the dimwits I worked with,even if it WAS a winner they might wind up throwing it out anyways without even looking at it,thinking it was a joke.

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              Posted: July 17, 2007, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

              yes I left better tips for my waitress to give me and my family better service the next time  LOL !!

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                Posted: July 17, 2007, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                I'm sorry, I didn't see that either, a "winning" scratchoff. Of course that would be better then an unscratched ticket but better yet would be cash,period. That's all a waitress wants to see left behind. Knowing some of the dimwits I worked with,even if it WAS a winner they might wind up throwing it out anyways without even looking at it,thinking it was a joke.

                Well, I wasn't trying to step on any toes.Embarassed

                What made me think of this was the number of times (years ago when I bought scratchers) that I had used them to buy gas. To me a winning scratcher spent the same, just in fewer places.

                You are right. With more fraud and "joke" tickets these days, people receiving one might be more skeptical.... (trails off into "Those were the days...") Ponder

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                  Posted: July 17, 2007, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                  I would not leave a winning scratch ticket as a tip in a restaurant , but I will leave a dollar token and / or gaming chip in a casino for the dealer or the c-tail waitress...

                   

                                                 

                                

                   

                   

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                    Posted: July 17, 2007, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

                    With more fraud and "joke" tickets these days, people receiving one might be more skeptical.

                     

                    OMG,I forgot about those joke tickets,you're right! I saw some for sale on an online novelty shop when I was looking for a whoppee cushion. They look just like the real thing!

                    Sorry if I sounded so defensive,timetreat. Even though I haven't done that work for years, it still sticks in my craw how cheap people were even when you give great service. Guess I still have a lot of unspent anger towards that job, I didn't realize!

                     

                    Double Down, tried out your secret when I went to the casino the other day. I wore my underwear inside out. Even though I didn't win a big one, I didn't lose as much as usual so hey, I think there's still something to it!! Cheers 

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                      Posted: July 18, 2007, 12:08 am - IP Logged

                      If I'm ever in a CA eatery and my waitress has a "lottolaughs" tag, I'll be sure to leave her a good (all cash) tip. Wink

                      A few years ago, I ate at a place where my waitress had "TROUBLEMAKER" as her name tag. EekLovies
                      Well, you can imagine the rest...

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                        Posted: July 18, 2007, 12:40 am - IP Logged

                        I would not leave a winning scratch ticket as a tip in a restaurant , but I will leave a dollar token and / or gaming chip in a casino for the dealer or the c-tail waitress...

                        I Agree!

                        I used to do that when I went to Vegas.  I think they probably end up with more money that way, because someone who is gambling will have a tendency to toss a chip with a higher denomination, especially when he's winning, faster than "real" money. 

                        I would never leave a scratch ticket for a waitress.  I think it would be confusing, not only because of a possible gag, but she wouldn't know if you left it on purpose or accidentally dropped it.

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                          Posted: July 18, 2007, 7:35 am - IP Logged

                          I've left some "creative" tips on occasion. Can't remember if I've done this one, though. Big Grin

                          Are these Scratch-Off Tickets Unscratched, and when Scratched turn out to be Winners?

                          or

                          Are these Scratch-Off Tickets Already Scratched Winners that have a Value greater than or equal to an appropriate TIP for the Waitress?

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                            Posted: July 18, 2007, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

                            Are these Scratch-Off Tickets Unscratched, and when Scratched turn out to be Winners?

                            or

                            Are these Scratch-Off Tickets Already Scratched Winners that have a Value greater than or equal to an appropriate TIP for the Waitress?

                            Let's say the ticket is scratched and known to be worth at least a few bucks....

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                              Posted: July 18, 2007, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

                              Let's say the ticket is scratched and known to be worth at least a few bucks....

                              So, you leave a Scratched-Off Winning Ticket (Value $5), and thinking it was a Joke it goes out with the Trash. Maybe a Note should accompany theTicket: Thanking Her for Her fine service and explain that the Scratch-Off is Real and that you have left it in place of Cash. Big Grin

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