2008 Joe Lieberman: Average Tipper
posted by September 18 at 11:50 AMon
So you’re driving your cab and you get called to the Silver Cloud Inn near the University District. Not the usual spot for big names traipsing through Seattle, but there he is, slipping into your back seat: Joe Lieberman and his wife, Hadassah.
So goes the story from the Slog tipping and cab driving Joel Severson, who adds that Lieberman, presented with a $21.10 fare for getting from the Silver Cloud to the Pike Place Market (Severson blames traffic) handed over $25 and told the cabbie to keep the change.
“On a $21 fare, that’s very average,” Severson told me. “Everything about him seemed modest. The place that he was staying, his tipping, the way that he tipped, and the way that he was dressed.”
Aw. But did Severson overhear any secret Republican strategy coming out of Lieberman’s mouth?
“I thought they may have whispered something about something current,” Severson said. “I really don’t recall. They started to talk in hushed terms, but I don’t think they were talking about any big names.”
Got a famous face in your back seat? The Slog is always open for tips. (Photo by Joel Severson)