NYC Real(i)ty Speak

Good excuses for lame tippers

By Veronica X.  | December 9, 2011 - 10:41AM

'Tis the season for a handout. If you are feeling more Scrooge-ish than Money Tree, do we have an excuse for you!

  1. Just take the next three packages that come for us and we'll call it even.
  2. Obama ate my bonus.
  3. I think the other John took your envelope.
  4. Money is so impersonal. I baked these cookies myself with extra love.
  5. My wife is getting the apartment, and the building staff, in the divorce settlement.
  6. I'll get you next year.

Veronica X. is a Canadian by birth, an Upper West Sider by nature, and an Upper East Sider by choice and circumstance. She has finally found an apartment big enough for her family, books, and shoes and is now in the process of renovating it.



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