|Subject: Re: Naive Tourists|
About six years ago my husband, son and I had dinner at a family style fish restaurant in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The meal was not particularly good and the service left a lot to be desired. The bill came to about $60 and Ian gave the waitress what he thought was an $8 tip. It wasn't until the next morning when he went to pay for some gas with the $100 note he knew he had in his wallet that he realised he had actually tipped her $107 (because to us foreigners all US notes look so much alike and the restaurant was dimly lit anyway, he had mistaken a $100 note for a $1 note). Needless to say, after that we were very careful when paying for anything in cash.
I imagine the waitress is still waiting for some more generous (or stupid!) Australian tourists to visit her restaurant.
Regards, Josie Figtree, Australia