President Obama made headlines again this week while visiting the small town of Newton, Iowa. It was not his presence that caused uproar rather his refusal to pay the tip on a very large dinner bill. “I waited on the President for over two and a half hours, the bill came to nearly $1,200.00 and the President didn’t even leave me as much as a penny,” reported Sara Whitley, a single mother of three children. “He paid with a credit card and in the ‘Tip’ section drew a frowny face with a ‘LOL- maybe next time’ written next to it.”
White House officials refused to comment initially but later stated that the President usually tips large amounts to everyone he meets and that he simply forgot to tip this time. LOL- maybe next time.