Don't forget to tip your waitress! And if you do, you might want to pay with cash. Take it from Andrew Meyer in Seattle. See, not only is Meyer cheap, he's rude.
While, Victoria Liss, was bartending at Bimbo's Cantina, she got no tip from Meyer after serving him and his lady friend chips with guac and one double decker pork taco. She did, however, get a rude note at the bottom of the receipt. It read, "P.S. You could stand to lose a few pounds". Ouch!
In an interview with Seattle weekly The Stranger, Liss says she knew she was in trouble when the woman with Meyer put her "gold Kate Spade purse" on the bar. "Also, he ordered a taco and I recommended he get a double decker (he wasn't drunk and I knew a taco wrapped in a bean taco would keep him undrunk). His lady friend called it "carb hell" so apparently it was a very offensive menu suggestion."
As well as the insulting bill, Meyer also allegedly emptied a tip jar into his pocket.
Liss did not take the "tip" lying down. Since Meyer paid with a credit card, she had his first and last name. So she decided to go to good ole Facebook to retaliate.
Liss says, "We live in a social networking hub, don't sh*t where you eat."
Liss posted a picture of "Meyer" and so the witch-hunt began. His photograph, phone number as well as other details about possible employers and his frat have all been dug up and posted online.
Seattle-area bar owners have even plastered the man's photo on the doors of their establishments, like a modern day wanted sign.
There's just one problem, Liss had the wrong guy! Shocker, there's more than one Andrew Meyer out there and the one she "outed" as the bad guy is some innocent guy who lives in Texas.
She's since apologized posting on Facebook: "I need glasses, I put up the picture of the wrong guy," she wrote. "I'm a douche for that. SO SORRY. Blinded by rage."
So has the Seattle Weekly newspaper: "Our most sincere apologies to the Mr. Meyer pictured earlier--you're probably a very nice individual who doesn't deserve any of the crap you've received."
Meanwhile, a very nice Andrew Meyer from California sent Liss a 100% tip for Not-So-Nice Andrew Meyer's bill, which was $28.98. "My 'name' can't be shamed anymore," Nice Andrew Meyer says.
Should a waitress "out" a bad patron?
Viewers serve up their thoughts on Facebook:
Shneia writes: "Wow! Is she a child? By her actions alone I wouldn't have tipped her either. She has a lot of growing up to do, and so does the restaurant she works for. Now yes it's extremely rude for someone to write on a receipt that she needs to lose a few pounds, but be the bigger person and just turn it into something positive. Or better yet just ignore it and move on."
Britney writes: "Waitress is an outdated term, FYI. As a server myself, I would never publicly say anything about a bad tip, but my fellow servers do talk about customers who are notoriously bad tippers, especially regular patrons! We know the bad tippers... by name, just like we know our generous guests by name, and though we won't do anything crass like spit in your food, it doesn't behoove you for an entire restaurant of servers to know you as a bad tipper"
And @DJbeingDJ tweets: @maggiesworld 2 wrongs DONT make a right! She should hav let it go, its called karma, life tends to wrk itself out N looks like it did here!
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