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Waitress Sees Couple Places TIP On The Table, Quickly Finds Out It’s A Cruel Trick

A post on social media about a trick they used in order to get a good service earns a lot of negative reactions.

One man who went to a restaurant on a regular basis recently shared his policy about tipping, and it’s harsh to say the least.

Rather than leaving a percentage of the bill to say ‘thank you’, he instead has a method which toys with the staff who serve him.

In the US tipping is how restaurant staff makes most of their money and being partially responsible for a server’s livelihood is a lot of pressure!

Servers are required by the Internal Revenue Service to declare twenty percent of their checks as tips to begin with. So, if they make less than that in actual tips, they can lose money.

Working in the service industry can be very hard work, especially the restaurant business. Servers are among the lowest paid hourly workers in our country, and even when they do everything right, many diners often held responsible for things beyond their control, and the tips they depend on can suffer.

You want to tip well but you also want to receive good service.

Well the internet is enraged over a couple who posted a tipping trick they played on a waitress to Facebook.

According to the Facebook post, the so called ‘trick’ is to put five single $1 bills on the table at the beginning of dinner for the waiter or waitress to see.

Each time servers made a mistake, they take a dollar away. According to the poster, you will receive the best service of your life as mentioned in his post “a good dinner experiment we both wanted to see play out.”

The couple’s tipping trick left social media thinking their trick was less trick and more cruel.

“If you want the wait staff to spit in your food, you could always just ask” one person tweeted.

Another didn’t want to even believe it was real tweeting: “please, please tell me this is not a real post by an actual living human being. please.”

But what equally confused people was the $5 – it left social media wondering, where was this couple eating that dinner for two only required a $5 tip.

“Isn’t a typical tip in the US 20%? So their meal was… $25?” one person tweeted.

The couple is either really cheap or still hungry. If you’re asking Twitter, it’s probably both!

 

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