Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Tale of Two Honeymoons

Did you hear the one about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg while he was on his about one for the ages.

Anyway, Mark and his new bride,Priscilla Chan have been honeymooning in the Eternal City, Rome for the past week or so.
Me? When I got married I went to Canobie Lake in New Hampshire for my honeymoon.

Anyway, the newly weds decided to have a romantic lunch in a restaurant in the historic center of the city.
Me? I hit Zac's Greasy Spoon with the new wife on my way home from Canobie.

Anyway, Zuckerberg and Chan feasted on deep-fried artichokes, fried pumpkin flowers and ravioli stuffed with sea bass and artichokes. They satisfied the palate with designer water and tea.
Me? We split one of Zac's Sloppy Joe Specials, with fries (nothing stuffed with anything) and washed it down with a jumbo diet Coke.

Anyway, Zuckerberg's bill was 32 euros or about $44.00.
Me? My eats set me back about $9.00 (for two).

Anyway, when Zuckerberg was asked how he liked the delicacies he said "very good".
Me? Zac is not big on people criticizing his cooking so I ate what was in front of me and kept me mouth shut.

Anyway, Zuckerberg's shares in Facebook are estimated to be worth $20 billion.
Me? I don't own any shares in anything.

Anyway, at the end of the meal the zillionaire, Mark Zuckerberg paid the bill but left no tip, zero, nada.
Me? I took out my knife sharpened pencil, figure out 20% of the bill and left the standard tip for Zac.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's because wait staff in most of Europe receive a living wage and tipping is not traditional except for a few spare coins in your pocket if at all.