Let’s All Pretend To Be Surprised That The LeSean McCoy $0.20 Tip Receipt Is For Sale

Dig into those seat cushions, everyone.

Dig into those seat cushions, everyone. (eBay)

It is my sincerest hope that the waiter who received a $0.20 tip on a $61 restaurant tab paid for by NFL running back LeSean McCoy is going to reap at least some financial gain from the sale of the now infamous receipt, which is for sale on eBay at a high bid of about $99,000 as of this writing. Leaving us completely unsurprised, of course, because when a piece of paper makes the news like this, someone’s probably willing to shell out the big bucks to own a moment in tipping history.

While it was the owner of the Philly PYT restaurant, and not the server, who admitted he’d posted the receipt on social media — and defended his decision to do so — the New York Daily News says the user who listed it on eBay is a friend of the owner.

He says he’s selling it “to ensure something positive comes out of this somewhat negative action that has recently taken place.”

“With your help we’ll be able to leave the largest tip possible to all PYT employees for their hard work and dedication.”

It’s still got three days to go in the auction, with a current bid of $99,900 (plus shipping).

Both sides claim to be in the right in the situation — McCoy told media he always tips… when the service is good.

“I tip on my service,” the Eagles player said. “There’s a difference between good service and bad service and just having a bad day. There’s a big difference between just being rude and disrespectful. That’s how that went.”

But the owner says the service was “impeccable,” which is why he posted the lowly tip on social media.

“I decided to take action after some serious thought,” he explained on Facebook. “And while I’d like to apologize to Mr McCoy, I cannot in good conscience do so. I stand by my actions one hundred percent.”

LeSean McCoy’s 20-cent tip receipt selling for thousands of dollars on eBay [New York Daily News]

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