I'd have done it in front of him, Dober. Hell, I HAVE done that openly, more than once -- but I knew I wasn't ever going to go out with them again. It seems like it's usually the well-to-do guys who do that. Wealthy women always seem to be the worst though. I've had so many friends who worked in upscale restaurants and the two types who would run them to death and then leave an insultingly low tip -- or none at all -- were wealthy women and fundamental type preachers (or fundamentalist after church groups). One of my friends got so fed up (when one of the male wait staff let her know one group always tipped him really well) that she followed them to the door with the four quarters they'd left on the table for her and gave it back to them. Then she told her manager that she would never, ever wait on them again. Period.