A couple found a "life hack" on the internet and decided to try it out. This is not new; it was featured in the TV shows Cheers in the 1980s and in Third Rock from the Sun in the '90s. The anonymous people who did this have apparently never worked a tipped job or anywhere in the service industry where you're already made to feel like a lesser form of human. The text accompanying the image says,
So I took the wife out to dinner last night, and we have always talked about doing this. You put 5 singles out on the table at the beginning of dinner for the waiter/waitress to see. (Don’t say anything to them) if they mess up, you take a dollar away, and so on. At the end of dinner, however much is left, is their tip. I shit you not, you will receive the best service of your life. The waitress Kept looking at it as if she was confused. But she played her cards right, did a great job and received the whole 5 bucks. I did take away a dollar tho bec she forgot the bread, but she bounced back and gave us extra. Haha all in all a great evening with my love and a good dinner experiment we both wanted to play out. Try it, you will be surprised!
The sadism just seeps through in what he says. I hope this person is not employed in any supervisory capacity. I would doubt that he is, as then he would have no need to take that demeaning attitude with him outside of work. The blogger at The Bitchy Waiter gives a line-by-line breakdown of this scheme and the people who do it. I am reminded of the adage, "No matter how nice someone is to you, if he is not nice to the waiter, then he is not a nice person." -via Uproxx