Gawker: It’s been almost exactly one year since Seth Collins started his quest to honor his late brother Aaron’s dying wish: “Leave an awesome tip (and I don’t mean 25%. I mean $500 on a fucking pizza) for a waiter or waitress.” Aaron, who passed away at 30 of an apparent suicide, intended for his wish to be a one-time thing.
But a donation page the family set up to help them fulfill the unusual request saw funds pour in after the original video went viral, and Seth soon found himself with over $60,000 earmarked for tips. So he decided to expand his brother’s final act of generosity to all fifty states.
Seth says that once he reaches the end of his 4-month road trip he plans to just keep going until all the donated money is gone.
Unbelievable. I can’t be the only one that thinks this idea is the coolest idea ever. And when I say, “coolest idea ever” I absolutely mean, “the stupidest fucking thing I’ve ever heard in my life.” You can’t make ridiculous requests like this when you commit suicide. These kinds of outlandish requests are reserved for people who couldn’t fulfill their wish themselves because of circumstance. Maybe if you’ve been battling an incurable disease, and for some odd reason your last wish was to leave a fat tip for the pizza boy, then fine. But you don’t get to call shots like this when you killed yourself. Now your family not only has to deal with your death, but they have to piss away 60 fucking grand.
Which brings me to my next point, what kind of bozo donates money to a fund set up for a bro who didn’t want to live? If you want to galavant around town leaving outrageous tips, so be it. That’s on you. But don’t beg me for money from your grave, so that your surviving family members can do it for you. That’s just lazy. Lazy and stupid. Sucks to be Seth Collins.