For shame, Stipey!
Michael Stipe is one of many celebs called out for bad behavior by former NYC waitress turned writer Sara Barron in her yet-to-be released memoir, People Are Unappealing.
She covers her ass by not directly naming anyone in the memoir, keeping the book highly coded through a series of nicknames.
But, as these things are prone to do, people's true identity is leaking out!
Barron reveals that the R.E.M. frontman and his entourage strolled into the restaurant where she worked, Mario Batali's Babbo, over a half an hour after the kitchen had closed, demanding service. Douchebag Stipe refused to speak to Barron, but had one of his 19 lackeys order for him. He never removed his sunglasses and the words "thank you" never left his mouth once.
That's not the worst of Stipe's shiteous dining etiquette by far!!
By 5 a.m., says Barron, Stipe and his pals had rung up a tab of more than $2,000. The meal was comped by celeb-obsessed Batali, although Barron of course still expected a tip: "Four [hundred dollars] would be ideal - four would be 20 percent - but since they weren't being presented with a check and didn't seem mathematically inclined, figuring on two was best," she writes.
When the group extinguished its cigarettes and filed out, Barron discovered that they'd left zero: "[He] had kept our staff of seven on our feet for five extra hours . . . and he did so without tipping."
Are you kidding???
We would have flipped our shiz if we were Ms. Barron!!
You shoulda known, Stipey, treating waitstaff poorly will alway come back to bite in one way or another!!!
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