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Man takes back tip from rude waitress

Man takes back tip from rude waitress

One man's dining experience has ended in an altercation, with a waitress not providing good customer service as promised.

Taking to Reddit, an anonymous man wrote about his experience of dining at a local Chinese restaurant with a friend.

He explained that while the food was "great", he and his friend had "almost no interactions" with wait staff during the evening due to coronavirus precautions.

"The bill came out to be just about $30, and I tipped just a little above 15 per cent, giving $5," he said.

The waitress took the bill from the table, but she returned just before the man and his friend left to question their tip.

"She returned with the $5 bill we left to cover the tip and in a passive-aggressive tone [said] 'Was something wrong with the food? Where's the rest of the tip?'" he said.

He says the interaction left him feeling "shocked and confused".

"I recall it being the very first time I was confronted for not tipping enough, as my usual 15 per cent tip suffices in past restaurant experiences," he explained.

He decided to take back the $5 tip without speaking to the waitress, and walked out of the restaurant with his friend, even though she attempted to call them out as they did.

"In the moment, we both agreed that it was an insane thing for the waitress to do, acting as if we didn't tip at all," he said.

"The waitress that had confronted us had been someone we had close to almost no contact with the entire time, as she had only been to our table once to give our food."

He asked other Redditors to share what they would have done in the situation.

"Ignore her request to tip more and leave the $5 bill as it was, or give a larger tip as she asked just to get the situation over with?" he asked.

Commenters widely sided with the man.

"Fifteen per cent is enough and you gave more. Taking the tip away from an entitled waitress is totally justified," one wrote.

Another said they were "glad" he took the $5 note back, adding, "She's lucky you didn't get her fired, which she deserved."