It should be a rule of thumb — if you can’t afford to tip, you can’t afford to eat out. Many servers, bussers, hosts and kitchen staff depend on tips at the end of the night to help round out what they’re paid hourly, which is typically far below minimum wage. Tipping is not a fun game to get your waiter to work harder, it’s an expected part of dining in the United States. Unfortunately, tipping is frequently linked to server abuse and harassment.
That’s why the internet was so shocked by one Facebook user who decided that tormenting his waitress for her tip was a fun game to play on a night out with his wife. He shared the experience to Facebook, claiming that with his methods you will receive “the best service of your life.”