A Fistful Of 37 Cents
“Another person and I were at a restaurant for a business meeting. The total came to $49.63 with taxes. My company refunds all business meals, but does not refund tipping at all. For this reason, I like to pay the main bill with my credit card (in the company’s name) and leave the tip in cash at the table.
“I left $10 on the table, then went to pay (at this restaurant, you pay at the entrance, not at the table). I rounded the bill to $50 and paid this amount with the company’s credit card.
The waitress, seeing my low tip, took around 37 cents in the cent jars and threw them right at my face, yelling, ‘Here’s your freaking tip, jerk.’ Everyone in the restaurant looked at me. I was humiliated in front of a potential customer. I explained that I tip in cash and that I had left $10 at the table, and she smiled and said, ‘Yeah, right.’
I told her I would call the police, which I did, and at the end, I had her cited. I felt it would be unfair to let this happen and do nothing and there was no way I would accept that. She got arrested partially because of video recording. I settled the matter with the owner, without involving a lawsuit for defamation/assault. This sucks. It was a restaurant I liked a lot.”
Thank You For Your Lack Of Service
“I had a waitress not serve me. Really.
She took the order and she never came back. Instead, the busboy did everything! He was fine, but the waitress did nothing. The funny thing is that my wife and I were the only people in the place at the time.
After being annoyed by her lack of service, I went to pay the bill. It was the type of place where you pay at the counter and she was also the one we had to pay. I walked up and stood there quietly for a good three minutes. I think I started to tap something just to pass the time and she asked, ‘What’s that noise?’ in an annoyed tone. It was then when she realized that I was standing there waiting to pay.
Instead of apologizing, she said, ‘You know, you could of said something,’ with a lot of attitude.
I responded by plainly saying, ‘I shouldn’t have to.’
I paid the bill without tipping her, walked away, and handed the busboy the tip in cash. As I was walking out, I heard her say, ‘Don’t you just love it when people don’t tip you?’ sarcastically.
No, you did nothing and get no tip for it. I am normally a decent tipper.”
If The Server Drove To Your House, It Would Be A Different Story
“I was at a restaurant picking up a carry out. I left $0 tip. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think it’s customary to leave a tip for carry out?
Anyway, the guy was angry. He shoved me and crushed the carry out boxes. The next day, I returned and complained to the manager. They settled with me by reimbursing my meal.”
How Bold To Ask Such A Thing!
“My friends and I were at a pretty nice sports bar and we usually get pretty good service there. It was a somewhat busy night and our waitress was constantly talking to a booth full of guys behind us.
My best bud’s fiancee asked for some cheese dip. Our waitress showed up around 10 minutes later with no cheese dip. We asked her about it and she said, ‘I am soo sorry. We are just really busy tonight.’
She then left our booth and stopped at the booth behind us again to flirt with the guys for about five minutes.
Needless to say, we were not going to tip her. After we finished our meals, she came over and said, ‘I know I don’t deserve it, but I need to know if you are going to tip me or not.’
I was instantly ticked off, as well as my company, but we ended up giving her a $2 tip. We haven’t been back since.”
When Your Wingman Is A Cheapskate
“I went to a bar with a friend and a few women. I was buying rounds like I was a baller when my friend suddenly got the urge to splurge on some lady beverages. He took their requests and walked to the nearby bar and ordered the fruity concoctions. Being the polite and accommodating man that I am, I decided to join my friend at the bar to help carry back the drinks. I got up to the bar and grabbed some of the drinks. My friend paid the tab, plus what I’m assuming was a tip so meager it would have been better to leave none at all.
Then, the music cut out.