Anyone who has worked in the service industry will tell you different stories of the customers they’ve served. Some are touching, some are funny and some are just annoying and frustrating. Some of the frustrating stories involve the end of the dining experience, the tips.
Do you know anyone like this who fits the bill?
1. A Business Card And $11 On A $700 bill
It was almost the last call when two young women came in, sat at the bar of an exclusive resort, and ordered two glasses of wine and appetizers for them. They chatted with the bartender, told him he was in the wrong industry and to join them in their line of work, where one of them just bought a Bentley. When they finished their wine, they ordered a $500 bottle of 2006 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne. They stayed an hour past closing time but the bartender didn’t mind because these were high rollers. Their bill came to $700, which they charged to their room. He was so excited to see how much tip he was going to get from these millionaires! But when he opened it, all he got was $11 and a business card.
2. Fake Money, like this $20 Religious Pamphlet
This 17-year-old waiter in Kansas was working $3/hour and relied a lot on his tips. So he was so excited when he saw a $20 bill tucked under a catsup bottle. But when he unfolded it, it was actually a religious pamphlet disguised to look like money that recommended he seek “faith thru Jesus Christ” and start reading the bible. The diner didn’t even leave a real tip.
3. Guys Number On A Napkin
One waitress received this as a tip. Sorry, Guy in the Black Eastern Hoodie, money is still the better tip. You should leave the actual money next time.
4. Fortune But No Cookie
One server received this as a tip, which made no sense at all. And the diner didn’t even have the decency to leave the entire uneaten cookie as a tip.
5. Tipped With A Condolence Card
Leaving a condolence card as a tip? It doesn’t make sense. This is definitely one of the most unusual and annoying tips ever given anywhere.
6. Tipped With Weed
Should they sell it for money or just smoke it to forget that the diner didn’t even leave enough tip? What a dilemma. One thing’s for sure, still no tip.
7. Punch Card For Free Coffee
The server received a coffee card that had already been punched in so they can get their free coffee immediately. The diners were the owners of the coffee shop. It would have been better if it was a lifetime supply of coffee plus cash.
8. It’s The Government’s Fault
Apparently, the government is to blame. He needs to pay his taxes fairly now so he’s decided to cut back on spending, including gratuities. Maybe that should include cutting back on dining out if you’re not going to tip.
9. A Pile Of Pennies
A few pennies as a tip with a few other coins and maybe a bill is fine. But to leave a pile of pennies as a tip? It’s hard to appreciate such a nasty gesture.
10. Swear Words
The servers are doing their best to make sure their diners are having a great time, despite the low pay. They don’t deserve getting swear words as tips. Swear words don’t pay their bills, after all.
11. Snarky Judgments
This one is not appreciated whatsoever. These servers are just doing their job, trying to earn an honest living. They don’t need these snarky comments from people who don’t understand what they do.
12. Negative Total
And there are some who add a negative amount on the tip line of their receipts. Hey, buddy, that’s not really how it works. You still got to pay the total amount.
13. Raging Insults
A waitress in Seattle, WA received this “tip” from one of her diners. It was a busy Friday night and she didn’t appreciate what was said. Unfortunately, she had reacted out of rage and rallied her friends to gang up on the diner but posted the account of the wrong man. They all apologized to the wronged man after the waitress admitted her fault.
14. $1 Tip For Being Attractive
This diner found the waitress really attractive. But why tip only a dollar? Would he have tipped her if he didn’t find her attractive?
15. Stiffed On Christmas Eve
This is just mean. No matter how desperate a person is to work on Christmas Eve, they still deserve to be treated fairly, especially since they were given good service from start to finish. And, you know, in the spirit of Christmas.
16. She Didn’t Give Her Number, He Gave Her This Tip
The creeps of the world are definitely everywhere. And sometimes, they sit at the table you’re serving. And when this waitress didn’t give her number, the diner only tipped her $0.75. Yes, you are definitely better off, girl.
17. Unlimited Refills For These Teens
This server had to wait on a table of 20+ teenagers who had unlimited drinks and fries, which they finished in seconds. They kept switching seats and claimed their food wasn’t their food, even though it was already half eaten. They paid all at once with cash, left food all over the floor and left an exact tip of $0.
18. Dined And Dashed On Thanksgiving
This server had to work on Thanksgiving, unfortunately. And what’s worse, she got dined and dashed. She couldn’t do anything but cry. Her co-workers offered to give her a portion of their tip to her but she declined and they just got her drunk and gave her a ride home instead.
19. We Didn’t Order Gratuity
This waitress had to wait on a group of 20 people. Everything was great until the bill arrived. They’ve all paid for what they’ve ordered but they couldn’t figure out who ordered gratuity. The manager had to explain what gratuity meant.
20. Steak Sucked
This waitress at a country club had to wait on a couple, where the woman kept complaining before they’ve even sat down. She complained again about the filet mignon, how it’s always cooked awful, but still ordered the filet mignon. She hadn’t even bitten into it when she said, “This is disgusting”, and had the manager bring a new one, which she ate half of and took the rest home. She also proceeded to complain to wrangle the manager in making her meal free plus getting a free dessert. Can you guess what kind of tip she gave? Plus she left a comment card that said “STEAK SUCKED” and gave 1 star for service.
21. 72 Cents And A Wet Surprise On The Seats
She was given a table of 10 customers, 2 were counselors and 8 were special needs adults. One counselor was rude from the start and kept blaming her for making a mess whenever one of her special needs companions grabbed her arm. They left a $0.72 tip on an $80 bill plus before they left, the counselor said, “Someone pissed the seat. Wear gloves when you clean it up.”
22. Eight-Hour Meal, $800 bill, $0 tip
A large party came and stayed at this server’s entire section. They stayed for her entire shift, 8 hours, so their bill amounted to $800. They didn’t leave a tip while she stayed to clean up their mess.
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23. Just Like Obama’s Redistribution Plan
This diner didn’t tip Crystal because they have a new redistribution plan and they no longer tip or donate to charity. They even end it with a “Don’t be offended” note. Hard not to be offended especially when Crystal only makes minimum wage.
24. Don’t Shove Your Religion!
This diner got mad and didn’t leave a tip. The reason? Their server told them to “have a blessed day” and they felt she was shoving religion down their throats.
25. Stop Eating Bitch!
There’s really no excuse for leaving comments like this, even if it’s only because they don’t want to leave tips. And it’s an Applebee’s. No one goes to eat at Applebee’s to be healthy, anyway.
26. Using The Dead To Get Out Of Tipping
What does this waitress and leaving a tip have anything to do with Treyvon Martin’s case? Absolutely nothing! Justice for this server!
27. Broke Single Mom? Really?
It’s a great idea to help out single moms every once in a while and give them a break. But when a single mom can afford to buy a single meal worth $138? She can afford to tip.
28. Broke College Student But Can Afford $23 Sushi
Just like this “broke” college student who can afford to eat $23 worth of sushi. Come on. You can afford to leave even a $2-3 tip. Or don’t eat out.
29. Did You Know You Can Use An Umbrella When It Rains?
Yes, because not everyone knows to use an umbrella. This tip would have been taken in jest if it actually accompanied real money. But alas, it didn’t.
30. Condom Giveaway At The Carwash
Some suspect this guy bought the, um, wrong size. So now, he’s trying to unload it on the many people he comes across, including the guys at the carwash. It’s a good thing anyway to prevent more cheap people like him being made.
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