Actress and native Detroiter Lily Tomlin knows what it’s like to be an underpaid, under-appreciated waitress.
“The only time I ever got a 20 percent tip was when a customer dropped a glass of water on my big toe and broke it,” Tomlin said. “... In a moment of extreme vulnerability, I even thanked him for the big tip. He actually had the nerve to say, ‘You’re welcome.’”
At the time, Tomlin’s husband was injured and unable to work, which made her the breadwinner.