There are many challenges facing single moms, and most servers would understand their financial struggles. Still, it was probably difficult for her waiter to believe her financial woes if she couldn’t afford a tip even after a night out drinking with friends.
Clearly, this woman spends money where she wants to and, if she wanted to, she could have given up a few more dollars for a well-meaning tip. At least her kids weren’t there to see her set this poor example.
Rude On Another Level
This incredibly difficult customer thought that their server should “stop eating.” It’s not their place to say anything about their waiter’s eating habits (unless they are unsanitary about it) and then leaves them without any tip at all.
To make things worse, they doubled their unkindness by calling their server names. They never even thought that their server may have been on a break and that, well, they have to eat too! Hopefully, this thoughtless and thankless customer never returns.
Apparently, this customer was confused about the concept of the tip. If you did not like the service, you still have to pay for your food. But in this particular diner didn’t think they should have to do even that.
Although they had their math right, their “deduction” is not only rude, but it’s also rather shocking that they thought they could get away with something like this. Hopefully, they never try this ridiculous gesture with any other restaurant!
Sometimes teens can be trouble, and in this case, especially waiters. We want to believe their parents raised them better than this and, while it’s these teens are probably not supporting themselves financially, they still had money to go out to eat.
They, of course, left hardly any tip at all for their poor waiter and a filthy table. But, given their messy table, the waiter probably didn’t expect a respectable tip from this troublesome gang. Someone has some growing up to do.
And That’s Why You’re Underage
Plenty of underage people try (and have even succeeded) to get an alcoholic beverage before they are legally able to. But when it comes to dining out, servers have to be on the lookout for underage drinkers who would try to land an adult beverage. There are serious legal ramifications a restaurant could face for serving alcohol to those underage, so waiters and waitresses have no choice but to crack down on rulebreakers.
The reaction of this particular underage customer reveals just how terribly immature they are. They decided to tease them with a $20 tip and then criticize them for obeying the law.