According to the New York Daily News, tennis superstar/wonder woman/all-around-bad-ass-bitch Serena Williams went to eat at a New York City restaurant and did not leave a tip after having her whole meal comped. She also didn’t say thank you. The story goes that she ate at Ricardo Steak House in East Harlem with some friends and the restaurant comped her $400 bill. Why do rich people always get comped? Umm, they can afford it, restaurant owners. Stop giving free food to the rich and famous people and start giving it to the not rich, barely known bloggers, alright?
All of the information comes from “a spy” so who knows if it’s true or not? But since Serena has not come out and denied it yet makes me think there may be some truth to the matter. A representative for the restaurant said “I can neither confirm or deny the incident” and then went on to ask that the newspaper didn’t write about it. New York Daily News was all, “yeah, we’ll write about whatever the fuck we want to write about” and went right ahead and wrote about it.
I don’t want this to be true, so I’m gonna reach out to Serena and give her some advice:
Girl, look. You are rich as fuck. If they comped your meal, you need to get on the 6 train, take your ass right back up to 110th Street station, walk two blocks east to the restaurant and serve up some amazing tip realness. Admit you double faulted and lob some serious cash at those servers. I have taken the liberty of writing your statement that you can release to the press. You’re welcome for this:
In my excitement at being so graciously comped for this amazing meal at Ricardo, I forgot to leave a tip for the wonderful waitstaff. I also forgot to say thank you which I deeply regret. I will return to Ricardo Steakhouse and personally thank every employee there and give each one of them $1000. In addition to that, I will be taking them all to Disneyland on my private jet and on the flight there, I will personally serve each and every one of them Veuve Clicquot mimosas. The people who work in restaurants are the finest people the world has ever known and I hope they will forgive me for my mistake. I may be one of the best athletes that walks this earth, but that means nothing to me if people think that I would intentionally stiff a server. I am deeply, deeply sorry.
I hope this is not true because I like Serena Williams. If any more information about this very important news story comes up, I will be sure to share it with you.I And if we share this story enough, maybe it will reach Serena herself and she can tweet out to me her thanks for writing her press release.