Sep 17, 2009, 1:30 PM EDT
Yahoo! has the market covered for silly stories that somehow get me to click on them.
(Meet the world’s new tallest man..? Okay!)
Last night when I was doing some digging on the Spartan’s, Yahoo! ran a headline with the Golden Dome as the image and a teaser that said, “$29,000 tip makes trouble.”
Color me intrigued.
A woman who worked catering events for the
says it was her lucky day when the school tipped her $29,000 in her
check. But now the university is suing to get back the money she says
she’s already spent.
Sara Gaspar of Granger says
in court documents filed this week that she “thought finally something
wonderful had happened” in her life when the school paid her a $29,387
tip on April 17. She said in court documents that she called the
school’s catering department three times about the payment, but didn’t
hear back until she received a threatening call from the school in June.
says by that point, she had spent the money on a new car and bills.
Dame contends Gaspar should have been paid only $29.87, but was
overpaid because of a typing error. The school says in a lawsuit filed
Aug. 27 in in South Bend that Gaspar did not notify the school about the error, and instead spent the money knowing it wasn’t hers.
I hope Gaspar at least took advantage of the “Cash for Clunkers” program when she cashed in the money for the new ride. I thought the only people who tried to multiply their tip by a thousand were the bartenders at the Boat Club. (Even then, the tab only ended up being fifteen bucks.)
Notre Dame might have to send the clerk who made the typo back to the First Year of Studies.