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Woman denied service at a restaurant because her mate previously didn’t tip

18/04/2023

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Article by Nasima Khatun

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Tipping is always a divisive topic, but would you expect to be denied service because your mate didn’t fork out enough cash?

Yup, a TikToker has taken to social media to recall a time a waiter refused to serve her because they weren’t satisfied with a tip her friend had given. 

Büeli, also known by her TikTok handle @Buelistic, claimed that she had visited a restaurant with friends in the hopes of a nice meal, only for the whole group to be sent on their way. 

The content creator added in a video that “nobody is obligated to tip”, telling her followers that “[her friend] is absolutely correct.”

You can watch the video below: 

@buelistic

#stitch with @africanbarb 🏁 What makes you leave a nice tip? do you feel obligated?🏁 #ShowOffLandOFrost #MessFreeHero #GenshinImpact #AmazonVirtualTryon #altblackgirl

♬ original sound – Büeli

“So yesterday I went to a restaurant with somebody that I love, and we decided that this time we would turn our duo into a trio and we invited one of our friends,” she continues. “When we sat at the table, none of the servers showed up and one of the managers came by and told us that they would not like to serve us anymore.”

At this point, Büeli clarified again that she tends to tip wherever she goes, however, her friends sometimes do not always “have the finances to do so.”

She then asked the internet: “Do you feel like this is a good enough reason to deny service to somebody for the rest of their life, if it’s based off of tips and the service isn’t always up to par?”

Her followers seemed to be divided on the issue, with some agreeing that tipping culture is getting out of hand while others argued that you shouldn’t go out if you can’t afford to tip.

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People have been debating tipping etiquette (Credit: Pexels)

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“I think we really should be looking to change wage for waiters,” wrote one user. “Tipping was supposed to just be extra for great service not the way people get paid.”

“If my server is making my dining experience high high quality I will tip as much as I feel comfortable tipping,” added another.

Others weren’t as forgiving to Büeli.

“My mom always says don’t go out to eat if you can’t afford to tip,” one added.

Whilst another agreed: “I personally wouldn’t dine in if I’m not planning to tip my waiter,” someone else chimed in. “That’s just me, I tip everywhere I go.”

In an update sent to the Daily Dot, Büeli elaborated further on the incident. 

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“The manager showed up and told us that multiple staff members have expressed that they would not like to serve us and asked if we could leave the restaurant,” Büeli said over an Instagram DM.

“When we asked why, they explained that they feel like they ‘can never get it right here’ and that he isn’t too sure why, because he hasn’t had a bad experience with us personally, but has to respect that they no longer would like to serve us.

“The manager came back after 10 mins and told us that ‘if it really has to do with tipping, it’s probably a big reason for them’.”

As a spiritually aware person, I don’t feel comfortable accepting food from beings with potentially negative energy towards me,” she added. 

Büeli echoed the opinions of many as she concluded “servers should be paid a liveable wage first and foremost. Then tipping can just be what it was meant for, to show appreciation for their service.”

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