Bartenders and waiters love to tell stories about tippers good and bad.
Now comes word from the Happy Rooster at 16th and Sansom Streets of a customer — a Patriots fan — who sat quietly at the bar Friday, had a cocktail and a shot of Jameson ($18.70), and left $200 for her bartender, Nick Kennedy.
The note of explanation on her credit-card receipt reads:
"From a Pats fan in Philly. Congrats."
The 1,070-percent tip came out of nowhere, says Norris Jordan, husband of owner Debbie Jordan.
"He's a super-nice young man," Jordan said. "He just looked down and there it was." He said Kennedy was unsure if the tip was for $2 or $200, so he went to find her but she had left.