Mister, can you spare a dime?


Or a dollar?  

At the Gala, she went to the open bar to get another diet drink.  Her husband was across the crowded room and it was just as easy to get a refill for herself anyway.

When she got in line at the bar, she was standing behind a young man from their church.  As they moved closer to the bar, she saw him put a dollar in a tip jar and suddenly realized that while she wouldn’t have to pay for her drink, because it was an open bar, she really should put something in the tip jar and that when she changed to a small purse for the evening, she hadn’t put any money in it.

So, after the young man had put his dollar in the jar, she teased:  I hope you tipped well, because I’m going to tell the bartender your tip was for me too!

He laughed and surprised her by quickly retrieving his wallet to put another dollar in the tip jar with a wink at her.

She then said, I hope that was a ten. I like to tip well.

They both laughed.

A kind act and a shared laugh with a friendly acquaintance … priceless.

5 Responses to Mister, can you spare a dime?

  1. Hilary says:

    You brought a smile to my face, this morning. Then again, you always do. Thanks for that. 🙂

  2. Sandra says:

    Hilary — That was my goal!! 🙂 Have a wonderful day. It is absolutely beautiful here and going to around 70!

  3. Hustling for tips? Is that what it’s come to Mother?

  4. Sandra says:

    Jen — You have always had an interesting take on life! 🙂

  5. Mrs4444 says:

    That was really cute.

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