Before I moved to New York City and became a writer, I was a waitress for many, many, many years.
I've served in fancy upscale restaurants where pouring bottles of wine became a goddamn art form, and I've served in fratty college bars where drunken students spent their nights dowsing themselves in Bud Light.
However, throughout the years I spent taking orders from costumers young and old, I have never come across people who played a ruthless game with the money they planned on using for my tip.
But based off a screenshot from Facebook that's quickly gone viral, a pretentious couple put a waitress through Hell during a "dinner experiment" where dollar bills were taken off the table for every mistake she made.
My blood is boiling right now.
In case you're having trouble reading the horribly offensive post that's been tweeted by a female who also claims "this is so fucking ridiculous," allow me to dissect it for you.
The pompous costumer — who remains unnamed — allegedly wrote the description of his offensive game on Facebook. It read,
So I took the wife out to dinner last night, and we have always talked about doing this. You put 5 singles out on the table at the beginning of dinner for waiter/ waitress to see. (Don't say anything to them) if they mess up, you take a dollar away, and so on.
At the end of dinner, how ever much if left, is their tip. I shit you not, you will receive the best service of your life.
The waitress Kept looking at it as if she was confused. But she played her cards right, did a great job and received the whole 5 bucks. I did take away a dollar tho bec she forgot the bread, but she bounced back and gave us extra.
Haha all in all a great evening with my love and a good dinner experiment we both wanted to see play out. Try it, you will be surprised!
First of all, waitressing isn't a "game," bro. It's how thousands and thousands of people make a living, and the tip money you provide is how they pay their rent.
Waitresses are not puppets, and if someone I waited on treated me like this, I'd probably spill a drink on them "by accident" and refuse to continue serving them (I'd rather keep my dignity than serve a dingbat).
Apparently, the 2,000+ Twitter users who liked the tweet of his obvious Facebook post agree with me.
So, next time you're out to dinner with your loved one, don't play this sad excuse of a "dinner experiment." Treat your server with respect.
I promise, if you do that, you'll get top-notch service without the stigma of being that guy no one wants to wait on ever again.