Being fed up with the crappy temp service I work for, I’m getting ready to start job hunting again for a dealing job to make some money so I can contribute more to the household expenses and get some money saved up while I’m waiting to get my massage therapist license so I can start my real career.
Dealing is, of course, a tipped occupation. Well, technically, a “toked” occupation, but I digress. During my prior career, I got some unusual tips. One lady who was a regular at a casino I worked for never put actual money down for the dealers, but if she liked you… I got entire meals from her. She would get take-out, put it in a plastic bag, sidle up to me, set it on the floor next to my feet and whisper “this is for your lunch.” One time it was seafood. Crab legs, shrimp, grilled oysters, and a side veggie. I feasted royally while the cats begged pitifully. Then there was the guy who lit up a cigar at the table. Smelled like a Black and Mild. I asked if it was, and he said, “Yes”. “I love Black and Milds”, I told him. He gave me one. I once got a Mocha Latte from Starbucks as a tip. Had to share that with the pit boss.
So, what have you, tip-earning Dopers, received as non-monetary but still tangible rewards for a job well done?