Tim Geithner’s weekend surfing activities taught us a few things about the Treasurer.
Firstly, that he can surf.
Secondly, he surfs with an entourage in tow.
Thirdly, the man can tip.
“At first I though it was just laughable,” recounts David Alexander, who runs Open Ocean Surf School and gave Geithner’s daughter, a student at nearby Stanford, a lesson while the Secretary and his son ripped it up down the beach.
“And then I was like, oh, those guys up there on the bluff are Secret Service guys, of course … this happens every day.”
Alexander reports that Geithner left a healthy tip, but “a tax break would have been nice.”
Bill Gross could learn a thing or two in this department, from the Treasurer.
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