Anyone who has worked in customer service and interacted with a fair share of strangers on a daily basis knows how tiring it can be. Waiters and bartenders are no exception; they are fully aware of how much resilience it takes to smile at someone while they curse at you, complaining about (trivial) things that are out of your control. The job demands character and deserves proper recognition. Yet their salary is often so low, they have to rely on tips just to get by.

Sadly, some sleazy customers use tipping just as another way of disrespecting the staff serving them. For example, people leave fake money with a picture of their preferred presidential candidate. Or put a few bills inside a full glass and place it upside down, so the only way to clean the table is to make a mess. In fact, people have developed so many of these dirty tactics, Bored Panda decided to make a list, showing what not to do when you get your check. Continue scrolling and take a look.

#1

Leaving This For Your Waitress, Who Has No Say In The Mask Mandate

Leaving This For Your Waitress, Who Has No Say In The Mask Mandate

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Bardhi's Dad
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3 months ago

That's how you create the new generations of idiots. Total idiots, not only covidiots

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Interestingly, a relatively new study has found that demanding jobs offering employees little control are among the most detrimental people's mental and physical health.

Scientists at Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China, analyzed the data of over 138,700 participants from six previous studies on job-related health. Using this information, they classified jobs into four groups based on control and how psychologically demanding the role: low demand and low control jobs such as manual labour were labelled "Passive," while jobs with high control like architects and scientists were "Low Stress," and jobs with both high demand and high control (teachers or doctors) were "Active."

#2

Here's A Tip, It's Trashy As Hell To Leave Fake Money As A Tip That Advertises Your Candidate

Here's A Tip, It's Trashy As Hell To Leave Fake Money As A Tip That Advertises Your Candidate

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Capelli rosa e patate
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3 months ago

See that’s just insulting.

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The category labelled "High Stress" had jobs that were demanding offered low levels of control. Enter waiters and bartenders

Scientists found that waiters and waitresses have a 22% higher risk of stroke on average than those with low stress jobs. The figure jumps to 33% for women when you differentiate data by gender.

The research explained that while those holding down jobs we often consider demanding jobs like architects and scientists may seem like prime candidates for boiling blood pressure, work-related stress is largely dependent on whether or not you have a job where you feel in control and respected.

A neurosurgeon may be drained after a long, difficult day at work but they probably know society understand's the value of their labor. But imagine running in and out of the kitchen for 12 hours, bringing people food and ensuring they have a good time, only to have someone say "fu*k you" instead of leaving you a tip.


#3

The Absolute Worst Way To Leave A Sh**ty Tip For Anyone

The Absolute Worst Way To Leave A Sh**ty Tip For Anyone

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Aleksandra Elias
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3 months ago

Oh! Someone thinks they are funny! Ha....ha...

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#4

Thought It Belonged Here Too

Thought It Belonged Here Too

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Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

Someone has a death wish

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#5

Left On My Co-Workers Table

Left On My Co-Workers Table

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Capelli rosa e patate
Community Member
3 months ago

*given

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#6

Treating A Server Like This Is Trashy

Treating A Server Like This Is Trashy

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Jo Firth
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3 months ago

Wonder if is wife was really on board with this bully move or just too scared to disagree?

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#7

The “Tip” My Friend Got

The “Tip” My Friend Got

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Truth Monster
Community Member
3 months ago

If they're telling you to "try a different job" i think that means they thought you were abysmal at your job.

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#8

This Very Reasonable And Not At All Insane Person

This Very Reasonable And Not At All Insane Person

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

I am done on this post, too many assholes.

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#9

Let Me Just Not Get Paid

Let Me Just Not Get Paid

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
3 months ago

Actual Money?

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#10

What A Disgusting Way To Not Tip

What A Disgusting Way To Not Tip

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
3 months ago

Super classy

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#11

Really Helpful, Kind Advice

Really Helpful, Kind Advice

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
3 months ago

You did have a problem with their job when they were serving you.

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#12

Have A Blessed Day!

Have A Blessed Day!

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
3 months ago

I like tell jerks like that to " have the day you deserve".

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#13

Wouldn’t Let Him Underage Drink So He Didn’t Tip

Wouldn’t Let Him Underage Drink So He Didn’t Tip

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Mustn’t eat the mango 🥭
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3 months ago

Are you really that mad about not drinking, it’s bad anyways

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#14

From My Friends’ Server Group. This Was Given By A 6 Top Instead Of A Tip

From My Friends’ Server Group. This Was Given By A 6 Top Instead Of A Tip

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Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

Omfg what the hell

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#15

Our Town Has A Fb Page Called Nosey Asses Of........ This Was Posted Today Smh

Our Town Has A Fb Page Called Nosey Asses Of........ This Was Posted Today Smh

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 months ago

Being an asshole should be considerede as a sin too

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#16

Tipping Fake Money

Tipping Fake Money

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shemeowsalot
Community Member
3 months ago

remind me why were the cops called on George Floyd?

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#17

Your Tip Is That Because Of Me, You Still Have Your Freedom

Your Tip Is That Because Of Me, You Still Have Your Freedom

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, the entitlement is strong with this Karen.

blugeagua
Community Member
3 months ago

Or Kyle

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Full of Giggles
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I guarantee you their spouse set them straight when they got home. Very few military veterans feel deserving of the special treatment they receive for their service. They don't see themselves as heroes. So for their spouse, who never set foot on the frontline, to feel they are also entitled to the discounts is embarrassing.

Wolfstar
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly. Most veterans don't take advantage of the benefits that come with being in the military, like discounts and cheaper services, because (like you said) they don't feel like they deserve it. Usually, it's their spouse who takes advantage of the special treatment. (I'm not trying to diss military spouses)

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Annie di Angelo
Community Member
3 months ago

You are a navy spouse, lady, not navy. You did not serve the country, your husband did. ASS-BUTT .

GC
Community Member
3 months ago

“Your welcome”. Another intelligent person. What the hell?? Is everyone stupid now?

Lola
Community Member
3 months ago

One of my pet peeves.

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Dirk Daring
Community Member
3 months ago

As a veteran, I would be absolutely mortified if I had a spouse who was claiming my rank, especially to get out of tipping. If you didn't take the Oath of Enlistment, and you're not in uniform, you don't get saluted. Also, she's using the insignia of the Master Chief Petty Office of the Navy. There is only one person in the entire Navy with that rank, and it's an Enlisted rank, and thus, does not get saluted.

Imtiredandiwannagotobed
Community Member
2 months ago

PREACH! And thank you for your service, much appreciated!

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
3 months ago

If you have to flaunt your service, you didn't do anything worth thanking you for. ---- my mom, US Army Reserve

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
3 months ago

You don’t deserve s**t because your spouse is in the Navy. F**k you until you join the Navy too.

JustSomeKid
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't remember asking her to get married to someone in the military. I also so don't remember asking her husband to serve.

Benny Lava
Community Member
3 months ago

Too true!

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FifiPanda
Community Member
3 months ago

Taking out your frustration with a business on 1 of their servers is just rude. I dont care if you're military, a celebrity, or some entitled, filthy rich person. Taking it out on an individual worker trying to make a living is rude, obnoxious, & shameful.

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

Self entitled much.

Jayne Kyra
Community Member
3 months ago

Dependapotamus

John Montgomery
Community Member
3 months ago

I literally just learned what this meant a day or two ago in a novel I'm reading. Small world.

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
3 months ago

Not sure what a Raryos discount is, but this person needs to deployed to the sun.

Joe Reaves
Community Member
2 months ago

It says Ranger. Apparently if you're a Ranger you get a discount. other military don't. Which is a shitty policy but unless you're in a tiny tiny place the wait staff aren't the ones who made the damn policy, so the asshole is taking it out on the wrong person. Don't like the policy, take it up with management or don't eat there.

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Mark Gill
Community Member
3 months ago

You wanted a discount on $9????

Bette Noire
Community Member
2 months ago

My thought as well. And they're pissed off about it!

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Wanda Cardenas
Community Member
3 months ago

As a combat veteran I will tell this subhuman...NO you did not serve. Get off your high horse and respect those that actually do.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

My veteran brother-in-law would like a word with you ;D

Mimi777
Community Member
3 months ago

I worked in a clothing store for many years and we had a small sign saying we offered military discount. There were many times wives of veterans would ask about getting the discount for themselves, answer was always no. I remember one made a big deal about it.

Benny Lava
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Non-american here. I served in the national army for 14 months. Back in my father's day they were serving 2,5 years. It is mandatory for all males here and you do not get paid for doing it. I can assure you that no one here ever felt entitled to free service or extra attention just because they served. Meanwhile, many Americans demand being acknowledged and receiving special treatment just for choosing the army as a profession while receiving salary... Get off that high horse people, you're not special in any meaningful way. It's just another job.

Sonya Jersey
Community Member
3 months ago

*not all people who work in the military are good people*

Rita Shapiro
Community Member
3 months ago

As a military spouse living in a military town, you become accustomed to a military discount, just as retirees do with an AARP discount or travellers do with AAA. But it's not mandatory, not up to the discretion of the server, and anyone with even a modicum of sense knows you calculate the tip off the undiscounted total. This is someone who categorically does not understand what military service is all about. Here's something to remember: they are not all heroes.

ShamandaNic0le
Community Member
3 months ago

Embarrassing. Don't take out you're frustrations with a company in the server. They didn't make that policy. Get over yourself

Blue of the yams (They/He)
Community Member
3 months ago

The fact that your spouse is in the military doesn't entitle you to s**t.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow.. up hers eh?

Gary Born
Community Member
3 months ago

You are an embarrassment to the Armed Forces personnel

Danielle McHenney
Community Member
3 months ago

WTF is a Rayer discount. Dude can’t write

doggo-is-fren
Community Member
3 months ago

I see too many people who play the military spouse card to be entitled and they milk the benefits

Imtiredandiwannagotobed
Community Member
2 months ago

Ugh, your spouse is the vet/active service member, not you, depending on where you are, and who sees this, your spouse may face disciplinary action, as some soldiers are responsible for their spouses. And you didn’t earn those bars, your S.O. Did.

StrawberryParfait
Community Member
3 months ago

Being a "navy spouse" is not a substitute for a personality, but apparently it IS a glaring character flaw, as this harridan demonstrates.

Bubbs Art
Community Member
3 months ago

The dependas are at it again!

Colleen Garland
Community Member
3 months ago

I really couldn't follow what it said. What ever happened to being able to at least print.

Monica A. M.
Community Member
3 months ago

I live not terribly far from Savannah. There isn't a Navy base.... just AF.... this person is a total ass.

IFXO
Community Member
3 months ago

I would have saluted you if you weren't so adamant about it.. Lol your username is giving me extreme flex vibes

Creative Name
Community Member
3 months ago

Your total is 8 bucks, is it really THAT hard to leave a properly proportioned tip of like two dollars?

Banjo Peppers
Community Member
3 months ago

Once when I worked at Macy’s, someone asked if we had a military discount. I said “I’m not sure, but I’ll call a manager to check” and she was like “Oh, no, that’s okay.”

Hugh Walter
Community Member
3 months ago

So up-himself he fell all the way; no honor there!

Kay Lee
Community Member
3 months ago

This must be a joke, right?

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
3 months ago

How do we know this person wasn't the one actually deployed? just asking. Regardless, that's not the waitstaff's fault.

Linda HS
Community Member
3 months ago

Karen, learn how to spelllllll

Among Us
Community Member
3 months ago

*You're

shemeowsalot
Community Member
3 months ago

.......didnt they choose to go to war?

Benny Lava
Community Member
2 months ago

A very small percentage go to war. All the rest stay in their bases. Just a normal job with salary and benefits

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backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

she didn't serve so she's not entitled

Lark
Community Member
2 months ago

Little do they know what actual Service Women think of the wives! 😒

ADHD
Community Member
2 months ago

military wives cant be such cnuts

Wonderful
Community Member
2 months ago

I really shouldn’t be reading this article. I’m getting so angry for these poor waiters and the people they have to put up with. Each post is so damn aggravating. I love bored panda immensely so I’m gonna go to another page now and the next many time I go out to eat I will tip them double to compensate for all the assholes of the world. ♥️

Berlinda Dunbar-Nye
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow!!! my oldest son recently retired after 20 years in the navy. He/we have no expectations when going to grab some grub. this is just demeaning and silly for the patron.

TheCatasaurusMeowMom
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't feel that I deserve a discount for anything just because I ENLISTED in the Army. To me, it was a job like any other. Just my opinion, of course.

Simon Levene
Community Member
2 months ago

"Your welcome for my servicp." Good one.

chachkimooch
Community Member
2 months ago

You're.

elfin
Community Member
2 months ago

I assume the only service she provides is to service her husband occasionally. She not only skimped on the tip, she skimped on the punctuation.

JLaw
Community Member
2 months ago

*you're

Jennifer Timmons
Community Member
2 months ago

So you are petty enough to take it out on all those who don't make policy. Did you not have your ID? Did you dare expect her to "take your word for it"? You give all those in armed services a bad name. Sot off.

Walt White
Community Member
2 months ago

When I was in the some of the wives thought this way, like we should salute them because their husband was an officer.

Stephanie Snyder
Community Member
2 months ago

Figures in GA.

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
2 months ago

Ans, since when does the server make the policy on vet discounts?

Dianne Dewes
Community Member
2 months ago

YOU, didn’t serve. Your spouse did. One more example of someone trying to get something foe nothing.

Mary McFadden
Community Member
2 months ago

Speaking as a Veteran, no service member worth his/her stripes EXPECTS something from the civilian public for their service,

TheFakeSteveRogers
Community Member
2 months ago

Karens think they will Rock after destroying all the 5G Towers in the world, for they are against Vaccines, Masks, 5G Towers and other Safety (And Kids Fun) Items.

Jen Cook
Community Member
2 months ago

That spouse made a choice of career, I'd want to get away from this Karen too.

Create2k
Community Member
2 months ago

*you're. Lol

Michaela
Community Member
2 months ago

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Marvin Melvin
Community Member
3 months ago

$8 bill and this cheap b!tch wants a discount...

Purbasha Banai
Community Member
3 months ago

I searched for this page. Lmao. It's a satire page. Most of the reactions are 😂 The real Karen Military spouse group is a private one. Lmao.

David Gripon
Community Member
3 months ago

I doubt they were going to retire off of the tip from an eight dollar purchase anyway.

Vincent Philippart
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't get it. "war from home", "deployment", "navy spouse"? Is this person some kind of veteran?

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
3 months ago

Their husband is in the military, so she thinks she should get a military discount even if he is not there.

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Golden Pharoah
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3 months ago (edited)

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But.. but.. you chose to enlis.... nevermind. Smh

Anne Reid
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks like the person who posted it didn’t even enlist, they married someone who did! Military wives are sometimes very pushy. My old boss said a woman demanded that enlisted people salute the wives according to their husbands’ ranks! She said only if the lesser ranked ones saluted her (she was a sergeant) and the wives got very upset.

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Leo H
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3 months ago

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But I bet seniors get a discount

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#18

No Tip On A $140 Bill... Does The Reasoning She Gives Justify This?

No Tip On A $140 Bill... Does The Reasoning She Gives Justify This?

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varwenea
Community Member
3 months ago

Sorry my a**e. You're just abusing the poor wait staff cuz you decided to down two more margaritas.

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#19

Thanks For Your Service, I Guess

Thanks For Your Service, I Guess

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

Sorry but your service doesn’t pay the bills.

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#20

What My Coworker Was Given Tonight

What My Coworker Was Given Tonight

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Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

Classy all the way

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#21

I Was Tipped At Wisconsin State Fair, I Don’t Get Paid Enough To Deal With This

I Was Tipped At Wisconsin State Fair, I Don’t Get Paid Enough To Deal With This

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Luna
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3 months ago

Ugh. Just ughhhh

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#22

Who Does That?

Who Does That?

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Bardhi's Dad
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3 months ago

What was the idea of this idiotism?

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#23

Kyle Massey Not Tipping His Server And Laughing About It. Then His Girlfriend Posts It On Her Story To Show It Off

Kyle Massey Not Tipping His Server And Laughing About It. Then His Girlfriend Posts It On Her Story To Show It Off

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Tee
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3 months ago

Anything for the Gram😒

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#24

Table Of 7 That Came In 30 Minutes Before Close They Were The Last Table In The Restaurant And Got Everything They Asked For From Me This Is How They Repaid That Service

Table Of 7 That Came In 30 Minutes Before Close They Were The Last Table In The Restaurant And Got Everything They Asked For From Me This Is How They Repaid That Service

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#25

Using Having Kids As An Excuse Not To Tip Servers Who May Also Have Kids To Feed

Using Having Kids As An Excuse Not To Tip Servers Who May Also Have Kids To Feed

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

This one I am not going to judge on because maybe them going out to dinner is a rare treat because they usually can’t afford it. You never know, they could have saved for months to have a night out. Plus it isn’t their fault the minimum wage is pathetic.

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#26

A Facebook Friend Proudly Posts Lack Of Tipping And Creating A Mess For The Server

A Facebook Friend Proudly Posts Lack Of Tipping And Creating A Mess For The Server

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Jihana
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3 months ago

Being a jerk and being proud of it really is next level

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#27

The Guy Who Left This Receipt

The Guy Who Left This Receipt

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Gallus Rostromegalus
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3 months ago

Well, the 'tipper' is at least aware that his d**k is in fact, worthless.

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#28

Stiffing Your Server To Get A Laugh

Stiffing Your Server To Get A Laugh

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Jelly the Bean
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3 months ago

I don't get it?

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#29

Learn English? How About Learn How To Write

Learn English? How About Learn How To Write

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3 months ago

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The "learn English" is pretty clearly written in a different shade of blue and different handwriting than the total/signature. So, sounds like the waitress had an annoying customer, but decided to embellish the story with a gratuitous racism claim. Don't we have enough real racism in the world? Why make up more?

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#30

This Tip I Got Last Night

This Tip I Got Last Night

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Annie di Angelo
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3 months ago

What the fudge?! People do that????

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