A restaurant waiter on TikTok said a customer’s “insecure girlfriend” tried to take his tip away after tipping him $100.
The server, Amani (@laidbyamani) on TikTok, says she provided excellent customer service to the man and his girlfriend. The couple reportedly stayed at the restaurant served by Amani for at least three to four hours.
In the video, Amani says it was no problem the couple stayed for so long as they were spending money the whole time.
@laidbyamani Her wig should have been the first indication of what I was getting into #fyp #foryoupage #serverlife #atlbottlegirl ♬ original sound – Amani Wortham645
However, the man’s girlfriend reportedly gave Amani a “nasty attitude” from the start. The TikToker says she’s used to girls being “jealous” and “insecure,” but she admits she doesn’t understand why. In this situation, she says she ignored the hostile attitude of the girlfriend.
By the end of the night, the couple’s bill was around $700, Amani says. The man, she said, paid the bill with a credit card and tipped the waiter $100. Amani says she asked if he wanted a receipt, and he said no but his girlfriend interrupted him and said they want it.
About 10 minutes after receiving the receipt, the man’s girlfriend called Amani back to the table, she said. The girlfriend allegedly told him that the man did not know that tipping was automatically included with payment and demanded the $100 tip.
Amani says she explained to the couple that once a customer tips and signs the receipt, there is no going back to get the tips back. The only thing Amani could do as a waiter was find a manager, so the girlfriend would tell him to do it.
When the manager arrived, Amani says he asked the couple if they were sure they wanted to take the tip from the waiter who had been serving them all night. Amani says the man said “yes”, agreeing with everything his girlfriend said.
In the video, Amani claims the man lied and said he didn’t know the tip was included. She says he told her when they got to the restaurant that he had been there before, so, she says, he must have known. She adds that the man added the $100 tip because he wanted it, but then tried to take it back to make his girlfriend feel better.
“Men, if you have insecure girlfriends, don’t bring them to places like my job,” Amani says in the video. “Don’t bring them places like Twin Peaks or Hooters. Bring their ass to Denny’s. Bring them the ass at Chili’s.
Despite TikToker’s recommendation, some viewers have said that you also can’t take other insecure people to Applebee or Chili.
“Phew! They’re not sure about Applebees too lol just cooking at home dammit!” a viewer commented on the video.
“DON’T BRING THEM ANYWHERE LEAVE THEM AT HOME PLEASE,” another viewer commented in all caps.
Other alleged restaurant servers resonated with Amani’s experience.
“I completely understand. when I was a waiter I just started paying more attention to the girl than the guy because it was boring to deal with them,” one TikTok user said.
“When they’re quick to grab the receipt as soon as I put it down, I already know the vibrations,” said a second user.
A third user wrote, “Yi has stopped serving smh.”
A fourth user commented, “It’s always girlfriends!!!! I literally asked a girl to take some money from her man hands that he was about to give me and give me less money.
Some viewers said they actually encourage their boyfriends to tip well.
“I tip my man cause it’s tough in here man!!” said a viewer.
“No because I’m begging my boyfriend to tip,” said another viewer.
The Daily Dot reached out to user @laidbyamani via a TikTok comment.
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*First published: June 1, 2022, 12:17 p.m. CDT
Cecilia Lenzen is a journalism student at the University of Texas at Arlington and a freelance writer for the Daily Dot.