A waitress has expressed her anger at European customers after receiving a ten percent tip on a $700 bill.
Madison from New York took to X, formerly Twitter, to share her ‘frustrating’ experience while serving European diners at a restaurant.
In her now-deleted tweet, she wrote: “Lmao i f****** hate europeans sometimes oh god.”
Madison continued: “This table just left $70 on a $700 check after chilling for HOURS. My manager even asked about their service and they were OVER THE MOON about my service so he explained the customary tip is 20% and they were like ‘ok.’ And left.”
The frustrated server then shared a screenshot of the check and captioned her post: “We need to ban europeans from travelling here until they learn how to act.”
Her post prompted many Americans to stand up for the server but also made many Europeans question as to why she was disappointed with the $70 tip.
Some people said that the tip was already acceptable while others stated that the tipping culture in the US should be put to an end.
One person commented: “Europeans aren’t used to tipping because servers are generally paid well. Blame the terrible late stage capitalism of the US, not patrons from other countries.”
Madison also revealed that she would be willing to ‘overlook’ their differences of Europeans ‘tipped appropriately.’
“I understand a lot of the qualms with European’s behavior in restaurants comes from cultural differences (camping at tables, being a little brusque or forceful, etc.) all of which I’d be willing to overlook if they at least tipped appropriately,” she went on.
Many people tried to educate the waitress on different countries’ tipping culture.
Joe Stefanelli, the CEO of Cryptech Solutions, said: “In Europe, 10 percent is standard for excellent service. I just learned this in Amsterdam. I tipped 25 percent and was asked why I did that.
“Instead of trying to ban them, maybe you should get out and explore the world more. There’s more than just the US.”
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