When something fabulous happens in Vero, y'all know that Miss Vero is gonna hear about it. But when the story of a server being tipped $1,500 comes our way y'all know we had to find out more. Seems that this gratuity was 100% of the bill for a party of 12 "friends", at a famous and old time establishment on the beach this past weekend. But that's not all kids.
The party then proceeded to a swanky new hotel where bottles of Dom and assorted other libations were purchased for the whole bar! A whopping $5,000 more was added on to Mr. Big Spenders credit card with an additional 100% tip! Do the math children.
Anyhoo, we heard all kinds of speculation about how Mr. Big Spender came into this fortune and perhaps there was a celebration of some sorts that would be news worthy. A lottery winner, a huge biz deal, a major windfall? But somehow, Miss Vero's party and barfly instincts kicked into high gear and we just knew that there had to be more to the story (or as Paul Harvey used to say "the rest of story", oh and by the way, we still have the lovely gift clock that we received when we attended his big birthday bash in Chicago - yes, yes we know, another story for another day).
So, using all resources available, we contacted MRS. Big Spender and what we heard broke our heart. This poor woman is retired, living in a mobile home community and her husband has somehow gone off his medication and for the last week or so has run amok. Yup, that's right, gramps gone wild.
Why are we tellin y'all? Well because now that the cards are maxed out he'll probably try new ways to finance his fun and this could mean trouble. We know his wife is worried and yes, she did call the Sheriffs department who were somehow convinced by Mr. Big Spender that everything is under control and there's no law against being generous. So just remember, if you see the story sensationalized in the PJ, ask Miss Vero for the real deal.
We sincerely hope for a good ending to this story, at least for the poor woman was gracious enough to speak with us, even though she is beside herself.
Remember hunnies, leave the partying to the professionals.
After all, what else was it that Mickey Roarke's character said in Barfly? Oh yeah...
"It takes a special talent to be a drunk. It takes endurance. Endurance is more important than truth."