I am waiting on a table of three hotties. They flirt, they drink; they’re loud and obnoxious. I keep the happy smile plastered on my face – their check is $300.
As they leave I pick up the check and look at my tip.
Zero. Zip. Zlich. Nada.
I am pissed. The ladies, laughing hysterically, have piled into a convertible parked directly outside the bistro. I go up to them and say,
“I am sorry to bother you but you forgot to leave a gratuity.”
The ladies laugh even harder.
Flummoxed, I repeat, “You forgot to leave a tip.”
The driver just waves dismissively, starts the car, and drives away. I hear their laughter fade into the distance.
Burning up, I walk back inside. I head toward the waiter’s prep area. I grab a cell phone from the pile and dial 911.
“Anytown Police Department – what is your emergency?”
“Yes I would like to report a drunk driver.” I rattle off the make, model, tags and direction.
“We’ll get on it.”
I hang up.
To this day I don’t know if they caught them. Probably not. I never saw them again.
I can be one stone cold son of a bitch.
They deserved it.
That sucks, I hope they got them.
You know those bitches got there’s. Karma is the ultimate bitch.
I would say you did the right thing. You never know, you might have saved someone’s life. 🙂
You really did that? Good for you! I don’t think anyone believes in Karma more than those in the waiter biz.
I don’t understand this sort of behavior with American waiters. Tipping is customary and not something that people are obliged to do by law. In most countries, waiters are being paid by their employers and have to make ends meet on their salary like every other person and tipping usually consists of leaving a few euros or rounding up the bill. Again, not something that people are obliged to do and definitely not something to be chased after once you have exited a restaurant. Tipping is to show your appreciation to the waiter’s effort to make your dining experience a pleasant one, but still your job is to serve people, not follow them after they have left the restaurant to try and make them feel bad because they did not leave a tip. You deserved their behavior for being a self-entitled, vindictive, small minded, obnoxious person.