I once had a table. It was a woman about 30-35, and two kids around 6
and 8. There were two of us servers, and almost no tables so
everything went pretty smooth until she was about to pay. She came up
to the register, I told her her total. She said she would pay with a
card. I punch her total in the card reader, and say “Whatever you pay
above the total is converted to tip, so pay what you would like to
pay.”. She punches in a sum, and the machine gives a beep with the
message “Amount too low.” I tell her that she needs to put in the
total with tip, and she says to me with a straight face that “she
should be able to only press in half the amount, and that the rest
could be taken from my tip”. A bit surprised, I say “I’m sorry, it
doesn’t work that way.” She then procedes to go into a tantrum,
strolling around in the restaurant while shouting how stupid I am to
not pay for her food. She ignores everything I say from then on, and
ends up paying the other server for her food after she’s calmed down.
Of course no tip.
– Mattia


  • Mike

    November 7, 2010

    I just don’t get some people; Mattia, I hope you’ll have as few of “these” guests as possible.

  • Shelby

    November 16, 2010

    I honestly don’t get what she meant. The rest could be taken out of your tip? Whaa? Was she wanting you to pay for it or something?

  • kelly

    December 8, 2010

    what? did she think it was like a ‘take a penny’ scheme or something? hey, you get tipped by other people, put that money towards my bill? what a psycho.

  • Ariel

    September 9, 2011

    easy answer … just stay your ass home ….. broke people dont go out …if u hav no money to tip …… go to taco bell :)

  • Jojo

    January 3, 2012

    I love the people who don’t leave you enough, even if it’s just change. Would you go to a grocery store and just say ‘eh, I’m short $0.72 no worries…someone else will take care of it.’

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