A New York City waitress slammed European diners for only tipping her 10 percent on a $700 bill.
In the US, it is custom to tip service workers anywhere between 15 to 25 percent, but not all European tourists know the rules, leaving waitress Madison Tayt boiling after a group left her only $70 on a nearly $700 bill.
‘Lmao, I f**king hate Europeans sometimes, on God,’ she wrote in a now-deleted Twitter thread. ‘This table just left $70 on a $700 check after chilling for HOURS. My manager even asked about their service and they were OVER THE MOON about their service, so he explained the customary tip is 20 percent and they were like “ok” and left.
‘What’s even worse is they had one American at the table (the son’s [girlfriend] from the sounds of it) like B**CH DO SOMETHING,’ she raged on Sunday.
Tayt, who has since deleted all of her social media due to backlash, did not disclose which restaurant she worked at.
Waitress Madison Tayt was left boiling after a group of European tourist only left $70 on a nearly $700 bill
In the US, it is custom to tip service workers anywhere between 15 to 25 percent, but not all European tourists know the rules. A suggest 20 percent tip on the bill was $130 (pictured)
‘I f**king hate Europeans sometimes, on God,’ she wrote in a now-deleted Twitter thread. She claimed the group was ‘over the moon’ with her service and had taken up her table for several ‘hours’
When a Twitter user called Europeans ‘basically the worst customers,’ Tayt revealed she would be willing to ‘overlook’ their differences if they ‘at least tipped appropriately.’
‘I understand a lot of the qualms with European’s behavior in restaurants comes from cultural differences (camping at tables, being a little brusque or forceful, etc.) all of which I’d be willing to overlook if they at least tipped appropriately,’ she wrote.
Tipping culture has always been a touchy subject, with some arguing that 15 percent is too low, while others say there shouldn’t be a proposed suggestion at all. Add in the mix of cultures and customs, the topic seems like a never-ending spiral.
Recently, New Yorkers have recently slammed the city for its ‘out of control’ tipping culture, where shoppers are constantly pressured to fork out on everyday items despite rampant inflation.
Debates surrounding tipping etiquette erupted this month as new ‘guidelines’ caused uproar, suggesting everyone should be tipping at least 20 percent no matter what – unless they want to be considered ‘rude.’
She also complained that the American girlfriend at the table had not insisted on them leaving a bigger tip
Tayt, who has since deleted all of her social media due to backlash, did not disclose which restaurant she worked at
In addition, several Twitter users tried to educate Tayt on different countries’ tipping culture, with many saying 10 percent was completely normal and acceptable.
One man, Joe Stefanelli, the CEO of Cryptech Solutions, revealed it was custom to only tip 10 percent in Europe.
‘In Europe, 10 percent is standard for excellent service. I just learned this in Amsterdam. I tipped 25 percent and was asked why I did that. Instead of trying to ban them, maybe you should get out and explore the world more. There’s more than just the US.’
Another woman named Meredith revealed ‘you tip 10 percent no matter if the service was good or not so good’ in Argentina.
‘You only leave zero tip if the service was terrible and you want to “tell” the waiter that you hated being there and you’ll never ever again in your life set foot at that restaurant,’ she wrote on Twitter.
Others slammed her for having a bad attitude and claimed she didn’t deserve a 20 percent tip – which would equate to $130 – because she only carried ‘plates around.’
Twitter users were quick to criticize her anger over the tip, with many calling her ‘ungrateful.’ However, not everyone was disagreed with her, saying the laws need to change
‘You don’t deserve anything more than what was given. Carrying a bunch of plates around for a couple minutes doesn’t entitle you to hundreds of dollars,’ Ian Miles Cheong wrote.
Another blames the cultural difference and said she could take it up with US government, rather than express her anger toward the restaurant-goers.
‘Europeans aren’t used to tipping because servers are generally paid well. Blame the terrible late-stage capitalism of the US, not patrons from other countries,’ Sarah Nadav wrote.
‘Wow, what an ungrateful waitress. $70 tip for bringing a few plates to a table is generous,’ Oli London, who is famous for de-transitioning, wrote.
However, not everyone criticized the young waitress for expressing her anger, with Miren Jaurne writing: ‘Girl, fight for basic decent pay and leave tourists alone. It’s your company [is] the one underpaying you, that’s where the fight is at.’
Another wrote: ‘As an American, fully agree. But until the laws change, until wait staff is actually paid a better wage, tip.’