"As a former waiter, please don't ever do this. Ever," Arum wrote.
The hack, which resurfaced from major social media uproar back in 2016, involves putting a total of $5 (regardless of how much the bill may be) in singles out on the table upon being seated at a restaurant. Diners are then advised to remove a dollar each time the server makes a mistake — without saying anything. At the end of the meal, what's left is the tip.
"You will receive the best service of your life," the unnamed poster wrote. "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."
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The tweet has continued to stir up a slew of emotional comments (many from people who claim to have worked in the service industry). One person even noted that the way someone treats "a waiter" shows his or her true colors.
It reminds one of that thing about "all you need to know about someone is how they treat a waiter." What a jerk ...
That’s pretty disgusting behaviour to be honest, who are to display such crass behaviour. If you want to leave a tip then do so, or don’t.... but to flaunt your cash in this way is just awful. You are taken advantage of poorly paid employees.