Friday, November 09, 2007

Putting The Tip In Perspective

Reached at her home in Iowa, the waitress, Anita Esterday, said that neither she nor a colleague who helped serve Mrs. Clinton recalled seeing any tip.

She said a local staff member of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign was in the restaurant on Thursday to tell them that the campaign had left a tip.

She said that when she and her colleague said they had not seen a tip, the staff member gave each of them $20.

Ms. Esterday said she did not understand what all the commotion was about.

“You people are really nuts,” she told a reporter during a phone interview. “There’s kids dying in the war, the price of oil right now — there’s better things in this world to be thinking about than who served Hillary Clinton at Maid-Rite and who got a tip and who didn’t get a tip."


Anonymous said...

The sad part? If the waitress in question had gotten the $100 tip... she'd be forced to report it on her taxes.


Sky Girl said...

Stories like this make me feel not sad at all that I missed the news for the past 3 days. What a waste of everyone's time. Lapel pins, tips....anyone want to talk about Darfur or health care?