Wait-staff member shocked by ‘shocking’ tip

By Max Fontaine | Hard-news booth review

Rhiannon Lewis-Pasture received a pleasant surprise the other day in her so-called tip jar. (Pleasantville PictoMart)

A female waitstaff member at Grumpy’s Friendly Diner in Bass Lake was shocked this week when she received a $3.45 tip in conjunction with a $15.45 meal.

“It’s the best tip I’ve gotten since I started working here,” said Rhiannon Lewis-Pasture, 26. “Percentage-wise.”

A witness at Grumpy’s confirmed the report just minutes ago.

Since her part-time hire date on Oct. 6, 2014, Lewis-Pasture has primarily helmed section 7-G, a segment of the diner historically known for gratuital-retentiveness. Data are (is?) based on receipts obtained by rummaging through a semi-rusted file cabinet in the basement — during normal restaurant hours.

Lewis-Pasture intends to parlay the isolated situation into “an investment in future educational opportunities,” according to her boyfriend, Cale Wordsworth, a media consultant in Michianapolis.

In a related development, Wordsworth said he intends to move to Bass Lake “soon” to reconnect with Lewis-Pasture, according to his Twitter feed.

tweet-wordworth

Identity of the gracious patron and contents of his or her meal were not disclosed by Grumpy’s owner Grumpy Tate, who failed to be contacted for this report.

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