On occasion, I receive a message from a server who wants to let me know what it was like to have a particular famous person in their restaurant. Such is the case with “Marilyn” who sent me a note about a supposed famous person that I have never heard of who is on a TV show I have never watched. I always take these messages with a grain of salt since I wasn’t there to know if what the restaurant employee says happened is really true or not, especially when the famous type has exhibited less than stellar behavior. For this reason, I always try to be mindful about posting the celebrity’s name because I certainly wouldn’t want to stir up trouble for someone who doesn’t deserve it. On the other hand, I go by the name of ‘Bitchy Waiter,” so who the fuck cares?
This is about Anne Winters from the Netflix TV show 13 Reasons Why.
According to Anne’s Instagram page, she had dinner a few days ago at Pines Steak House which is located in a casino in California.
Her Instagram post coincides with the message I got from “Marilyn” that told me she was there on Thursday.
Anne says that she had a great dinner thanks to the Dodgers Foundation, which I guess means they paid for it. “Marilyn” tells me the bill was $300 and that Anne left a $3 tip. So what happened? Did Anne assume the tip was being taken care of by the Dodgers? If so, then why did she leave an additional three dollars? Wouldn’t she have left nothing at all if she thought the tip was already included? And if she wanted to leave an additional tip, isn’t three dollars rather insulting? And if she thought the tip wasn’t taken care, is she really that cheap?
Wanting to get to the bottom of this mystery and confirm that this lovely young actress isn’t a total cheapskate, I left a comment on her Instagram page asking her to explain what happened. I got no response, because she was probably like, “Who the fuck is Bitchy Waiter?” I also Tweeted to Anne and again got the cold shoulder because why would any rich and successful actress want to bother with some asshole like me who wants to know if she’s a good tipper, a bad tipper or the victim of a series of misunderstandings?
Is this true? Did you get a $300 meal comped and then only leave a $3 tip? pic.twitter.com/030lwaYpBL
— The Bitchy Waiter ® (@bitchywaiter) July 1, 2018
So where does that leave us? It leaves us exactly where we all were before any of this happened, that’s where. Maybe Anne will respond to this blog post and we can get the true story, but this brings me to another point:
Why is that rich and famous people always get their shit paid for? Aren’t they the ones who can afford a $300 meal at a fancy steakhouse? Do restaurants always comp famous people with the hopes that said famous person will then go to their Instagram account and talk about how fabulous it was and then the restaurant will get publicity that’s worth more than the $300 it cost for them to comp the meal? Probably and that’s exactly what Anne Winters appears to have done. It works our for most of the folks involved: the famous person gets a free meal, the restaurant gets some publicity, but then let’s see, who gets screwed when the meal gets comped but no one bothers to think about the tip? Oh, the server! And the busser and the food runner and the bartender! They all get screwed over because a rich person was so eager to accept free food from a restaurant but not so eager to reach into their darling little clutch purse and fish out a fifty dollar bill.
Anne, if this is a terrible misunderstanding, let me know. You can Tweet me or send me an email or call me. Clear this up for me so I can write an update and let the world know that you are not as cheap as “Marilyn” has led me to believe. Your move, girl.