The server’s hilarious viral rant about Bad Tipper has been viewed over 30 million times

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A waiter took to TikTok and shared that after presenting a couple with a $600 bill on their first date, she was tipped $20, which is just over 3% the invoice’s.

“Broken people should never laugh,” captioned the video, which can be viewed here.

TikTok user @emelywithane_ explained in her video, which has amassed over 30 million views and almost 7 million likes, that she served a couple who appeared to be on their first date. She said the man assured her date that she could order whatever she wanted and that he would pay for it. They ordered many dishes on the menu and the value of the meal started to add up.

“The bill was crazy,” she said. “I was like, ‘OK, let’s get that tip.'”

US News and World Report reported that, according to the Emily Post Institute, it is customary to tip 15-20%, before tax.

The expected tip has evolved and grown over the years. Brian Warrener, associate professor at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Hospitality Management, said a 20% tip was generally the norm. However, he said US News and World Report that the standard tip used to be 10% as early as the 1920s.

As the date man commented on the price of the meal, @emelywithane_ said he continued to reassure her he had no problem ‘taking care of her’.

“And every time I walked past the table, he was dead** talking about how much money he made, how he could afford whatever he wanted, how easy it was for him,” said the TikToker. “He’s obviously trying to impress this girl.

When it was time for her to collect the check for $600, she discovered that he had left a $20 tip.

“I was like, ‘Are you serious? Are you dead?'” @emelywithane_ said.

Although she didn’t say anything directly to the couple, she said her disappointment may have come through, and the man’s date asked if that was the tip he was going to leave .

As @emelywithane_ walked away, she said the man told her date he must have done the math wrong and was “embarrassed”. However, when his date urged him to address the situation, he came up with an excuse and said the TikToker looked “busy”.

Her date took matters into her own hands. She told him she was leaving, and on her way out she gave @emelywithane_ an extra $50.

“She’s like ‘There you go, baby. Thank you very much, I’m really sorry. I had no idea he was going to do this,’” the woman told TikToker before thanking her for her service.

Some comments were divided.

“Tipping is such a ridiculous custom,” wrote TikTok user Chefshad Rashad. “The owner pays you less than minimum wage and instead of being mad at him, you get mad at the boss. Savage.”

Another wrote that it was not the customer’s “job” to tip.

“I don’t care how much the bill is if the bill has been paid I should be grateful you got something,” TikTok viewer JustOneJJ wrote.

A waiter’s rant about getting a $20 tip on a $600 bill when he overheard the customer bragging about how much money he has has gone viral. Here, a stock image of a restaurant billing book.
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In a follow up video, @emelywithane_ said she works hard for her money and believes she should be paid what she deserves.

She noted that the man was talking about how much money he had, but left a small tip.

Despite some backlash, many shared their shock at the tip, as well as the behavior of the man in the restaurant.

“He who boasts generally has nothing to boast about…”, wrote a commentator.

“Of course! crispytravels commented. “If you can’t tip well, don’t go out. Red flag.”

“It wasn’t about him ‘being broke,’ it was about him being disrespectful by discounting staff,” MoonMoonMoon wrote.

Newsweek contacted @emelywithane_ for comment.

Another waiter took to TikTok and said one of the customers at the table left his phone number but didn’t leave a tip.

Newsweek reported that the waiter texted him and encouraged him to tip the next time he left his phone number. It seemed like a misunderstanding and the customer apologized and made sure she got her tip.

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