It’s called tip bombing, and unlike most other kinds, it is a positive. There is even a website for pay-it-forward types called tipbombs.com.
The practice redounded to the good fortune of Megan Asadi, a single mom and waitress at the Virginia Kitchen in Herndon, Va., who recently discovered a surprise waiting for her after a party of 10 vacated their table. On a tab of $128 , the group left her a tip of $1,200 — a 946% gratuity.
Asadi told MyFox DC that she had tried to get the day off but is now thanking her lucky stars that she didn’t. The mother of two teenage daughters, the Iranian-born Asadi said she is going to spend the cash on her kids:
I’m going to surprise them. Take them to the mall and tell them, ‘Buy everything you want.’
The restaurant’s owner, Linc Krueger, said in 41 years in business, the Virginia Kitchen has never seen a tip that large.