"These people think Lincoln started the Civil War because the North was ready to kill to end slavery, when the truth was the South was ready to die to keep slavery. You’re welcome, libertarians: I just unfucked your facts." -Larry Wilmore
People always go on about how great the 90s were what with the VHS tapes, Blockbuster night, Gameboys, the ins and outs of having to call your crush’s home instead of a cellphone…
But nobody ever mentions that the 90s was a magnificent time to be alive for one thing in particular:
Two Star Trek series at the same time.
You win at life
You might not be able to see it due to my crappy phone camera, but I was watching Iron Man again, and I noticed this.
This is a party for rich people, but everyone tips one-dollar bills. When Tony is ordering him and Pepper a drink, he tips the bar a one-hundred.
People say Tony is an asshole, and he is most of the time, but some of the small things he does, without mention, shows how good of a person he is.
Furthermore, if I can recall correctly, this is a charity ball. Which means all of these rich people are willing to spend thousands of dollars when people can see them doing so. This is all a show to them, an effort to improve the people’s perception of them. The ‘little people’ tending the bar, are out of the spotlight, so it doesn’t matter how cheaply they tip them.
Tony Stark gives no fucks. Tony Stark knows that there are people- like Pepper, like Happy- who are thankless in their task. Who, ordinarily, wouldn’t get paid or regarded much for what they do, or how much they go above and beyond. Tony isn’t show to have much regard for his own public appearance, other than that he’s charming when he needs to be, but he always comes through to the people who don’t get the credit and kindness they deserve.
On another note; it’s been said that many people with money are tight-fisted, and that is why they have so much. The patrons at the bar might also be tipping in ones since they’re already spending all this money to be here and look good. They need to hold onto their money and spend wisely.
Not Tony. Because Tony is smart enough to continue making more and more money. So what’s $100 on a tip to him?