A New York City waitress criticized European diners for only giving her a 10 percent tip on a $700 bill.
In the US, it’s customary to tip service workers between 15 and 25 percent, but not all European tourists know the rules, leaving waitress Madison Tayt seething after they one group left him just $70 on a nearly $700 bill.
“Lmao sometimes I hate Europeans omg,” he wrote in a now-deleted Twitter thread. ‘This table just dropped $70 on a $700 check after chilling for HOURS. My manager even inquired about his service and they were AWESOME about his service, to which he explained that the usual tip is 20 percent and they said “fine” and walked away.
“What’s even worse is that they had an American at the table (the son’s (girlfriend), it seems) like B**CH DO SOMETHING,” he raged on Sunday.
Tayt, who has since deleted all of her social media accounts due to the backlash, did not disclose which restaurant she worked at.
Waitress Madison Tayt was left seething after a group of European tourists left just $70 on a nearly $700 bill. “I hate Europeans sometimes, by God,” she wrote.
In the US, it’s customary to tip service workers between 15 and 25 percent, but not all European tourists know the rules. He claimed the group was “over the moon” with his service and had occupied his table for several “hours”.
When one Twitter user called Europeans “basically the worst customers”, Tayt revealed that she would be willing to “overlook” their differences if they “at least tipped properly”.
“I understand that a lot of the concerns with European behavior in restaurants stem from cultural differences (camping out at tables, being a bit gruff or energetic, etc.) all of which I’d be willing to overlook if they would at least give a proper tip.” she wrote.
Tip culture has always been a touchy subject, with some arguing that 15 percent is too low, while others saying there should be no tip at all. Add in the mix of cultures and customs, the subject seems like an endless spiral.
New Yorkers recently criticized the city for its ‘out of control’ tipping culture, where shoppers are constantly pressured to shell out for everyday items despite rampant inflation.
Debates around tipping etiquette erupted this month when new ‘guidelines’ caused a stir, suggesting that everyone should tip at least 20 per cent no matter what, unless they want to be considered ‘rude’.
He also complained that the American girlfriend at the table had not insisted that they leave a larger tip.
Additionally, several Twitter users tried to educate Tayt on the tipping culture of different countries, with many saying that 10 percent was completely normal and acceptable.
One man, Joe Stefanelli, CEO of Cryptech Solutions, revealed that in Europe it was customary to tip only 10 percent.
‘In Europe, 10 per cent is standard for excellent service. I just learned this in Amsterdam. I tipped 25 percent and they asked me why I did it. Instead of trying to ban them, maybe you should go out and explore the world more. There is more than just the United States.
Another woman named Meredith revealed that she “gives a 10 percent tip regardless of whether the service was good or not so good” in Argentina.
“Only leave a zero tip if the service was terrible and you want to ‘tell’ the waiter that you hated being there and will never set foot in that restaurant again in your life,” he wrote on Twitter.
Others criticized her for having a bad attitude and claimed she didn’t deserve a 20 percent tip, which would equal $130, because she was only carrying ‘plates.’
Twitter users were quick to slam her anger over the track, with many calling her “ungrateful.” However, not everyone disagreed with her, saying that the laws need to change.
‘You don’t deserve anything more than what you got. Carrying a bunch of dishes for a couple of minutes doesn’t entitle you to hundreds of dollars,” wrote Ian Miles Cheong.
Another blames the cultural difference and said he could talk to the US government, instead of expressing his anger towards the restaurant’s patrons.
‘Europeans are not used to tipping because waiters are generally well paid. Blame the terrible late-stage capitalism of the US, not the patrons of other countries,” wrote Sarah Nadav.
‘Wow, what an ungrateful waitress. The $70 tip for bringing a few dishes to the table is generous,” wrote Oli London, who is famous for transitioning.
However, not everyone criticized the young waitress for expressing her anger, with Miren Jaurne writing: ‘Girl, fight for a decent basic wage and leave the tourists alone. It is her company (is) the one that pays her the least, that is where the fight is.
Another wrote: ‘As an American, I totally agree. But until the laws change, until waiters are paid better, tip.