Flying high on Sapphire and bass-heavy latin-arabic beats at Le Souk for my roommates' birthday bash, I closed the tab on our table, putting down what I thought would be a generous 20% tip. After all, we had a reserved table in the VIP area and there were plenty of guests we brought in.
I didn't realize how generous I was until we were in the cold, sobering air and I looked at my receipt; they had included a 20% gratuity! Yes! That means I bumped her tip up too 44%!
Now, it wouldn't have been bad if the bill was $100 or even $200 dollars, but this was a club, and the Grey Goose itself was $300, the Bombay Sapphire $250. I am so not joking. You figure out the rest; I need all my concentration to stop myself from banging my head against the wall.
No wonder the waitress was so grateful; I know I would be to any (and every) drunk big tipper.
The night was a blast and I wouldn't change a thing (err.. except maybe the tipping part). If so inclined, check out the debaucherous pictures here.