Drunk Restaurant Customer Leaves $1,000 Tip, Then Takes It Back

A Colorado man found himself in an embarrassing situation after he returned to a restaurant where he left a $1,000 tip and begged for his money back.

A Colorado restaurant diner left an extremely generous tip after having one too many drinks, then returned to take it all back.

Thailicious in Edgewater, Colorado is a popular Thai food restaurant known for their loyal customers, according to Mashable

One of those customers enjoyed his meal (and his drinks) so much that he left a $1,088 tip.

The server who received the tip brought it to the attention of the owner, Bee Anantatho.

“He said he’d read a lot of stories like this, but usually the tip is a couple hundred dollars, not $1,000,” Anantatho reportedly said of the waiter. "He was so happy."

The waiterwanted to put the money in the restaurant’s tip jar for all of the waitstaff to share. However, Anantatho advised them to hold on to it in case the man came back.

Sure enough, the customer returned the next day apologetically asking for his money back.

"He said, ‘I’m sorry, I was drunk,'" Anantatho said. "He didn’t know he put all the money he had in the checkbook.”

Apparently, the man mistook $100 bills for $1 bills. That tidbit actually offers some crucial insight into how inebriated he must have been to make that kind of blunder.

After getting his money back, the customer left $100 — $60 for his meal and $40 for the tip.

While a $40 tip is still a nice chunk of change, it doesn’t even come close to the $1,000 fortune the waitstaff thought they had.

As for the customer, he’s going to have to lay off the sauce because he may not be so lucky to get his money back if he makes that mistake elsewhere. 

Banner Photo Credit: Flickr, Personal Finance

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