Peyton Manning, former quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, had dinner at Angus Barn in Raleigh, NC on March 2. At the end of the night he was charged $739.58, which included an 18% gratuity. He also left an additional tip of $200. How do we know? His server twitpic’d the receipt.
Here’s the kicker… the server was fired for it. According to The Triangle Business Journal, the owner of Angus Barn, Van Eure, was livid. Eure was reported to have said that the restaurant has a very strict policy when it comes to the privacy of their customers.
As much as we think that our social networking accounts are ours, and we think we’re free to do with it what we please, we have to realize that we can’t. I love looking at twitpics as much as the next person. It gives us this insight to people’s lives. I mean come on, knowing that Peyton Manning tipped his server about 50% of what he paid for dinner is pretty interesting. However, it’s not interesting enough to lose your job over.
I know there’s not a set in stone written guideline about what you should or should not twitpic, but I’m asking that the next time you pull out your cell phone to take a quick twitpic to share with the world, ask yourself is there any way that the picture you post could negatively come back to you. If not, go for it! If you have some hesitation that there’s just a little, tiny possibly that someone might not be too fond of it or that it maybe comprising someone else’s privacy, you just may not want to post it. I’m sure Angus Barn’s server wishes he hadn’t posted his.