While the unnamed diner left a generous tip for the waitress, he also scribbled a vile compliment on the receipt, hoping that she would be wooed by his disgusting attitude.
Jobs in the hospitality sector are extremely demanding, both physically and mentally. Employees are expected to put on a smile and be courteous to their guests no matter how they are treated in return. Sure, not every customer is the same but the one who recently visited an establishment called Moonshadows undoubtedly belongs to the horrible kind. While the unnamed diner left a generous tip for the waitress, he also scribbled a vile compliment on the receipt, hoping that she would be wooed by his disgusting attitude. Reddit user Zayyded, who may or may not be the waitress, posted a picture of the receipt in question on its 'All Things Trashy forum,' which hosts "trashy glamour, all things fake, plastic, and downright trashy, low-class, no-class," topics according to Daily Mail.
The man, who called himself "The Master," paid a $1,000 tip for a $128.89 bill and while people working in the service industry were thrilled about it, they weren't as welcoming about the message that he had written below. "Beautiful nipples princess," wrote the man in black ink followed by, "call me" in bold letters. It was the bottom of the bill that revealed the name of the eatery but it isn't known whether it is the one on the coast in Malibu or some other that shares its name. The post, which immediately went viral after being uploaded, was simply, but aptly captioned, "Yikes." Strangers on the forum couldn't agree more.
"I heard a lot of stories about waitresses and how prevalent sexual harassment is. A lot of women just tolerate this kinda stuff for the crazy tips but I hate this culture that men feel justified to treat and say things like this if they just throw money at them. If I were her, I'd take the money, cash it and then report this dude," suggested u/joyification. "I worked as a waitress during all of my high school years and during some of my uni years. I have never experienced such a high amount of sexual harassment in any other job or situation than in the hospitality sector," wrote a user.
"The times I have been touched without my permission commented on my looks, gotten sexually charged comments made about me, I even had to quit one job once because my boss was trying to touch and kiss me (his wife that he ran the business with was serving guests in the room next to the bar I was working that night) and once a guy told me he wanted to take me home when I worked at a bar, I told him kindly to fuck off but he waited outside until I finished and closed the bar. Luckily my female boss gave me a ride home that night otherwise I might have involuntarily ended up at that guy's place (or basement) after all. Some of that harassment even happened when I was a minor. It still gives me the shivers. It‘s gross, it‘s disgusting and honestly, even if a creep would have tipped me decently after being gross, I still am the one that has to live with that memory burned into my brain giving me sleepless nights. It can be hell. Because you‘re scared of what the consequences are (either from your boss or from the harasser)," she continued.
There were others who pointed out that even guys get harassed. "Not just girls. Guys get harassed too, serving culture (at least where I live) just doesn't take it as seriously. I've had money shoved down my shirt, ass grabbed, crotch grabbed.
Get a table of women doing "girls night" a couple of wines, and then the outrageous one does something so silly and memorable-- but none of them realize it would be full-on sexual assault if I did that to a waitress," shared u/combustablegoeduck. Another agreed as they wrote, "Having worked in several restaurants and bars, yeah it happens to everyone, regardless of gender or even physical attractiveness. It’s disgusting. These people just decide they’re gonna harass some poor stranger while they’re working, and if they don’t play along they’re not gonna get a tip and may have a complaint filed to management or a bad review. And then they expect that leaving a tip will make it all better."
User scottyboy069611 explained how most people today take customer service for granted. "The whole idea of customer service has become a shit show. It used to be how do you like our product, not how can we make our workers tolerate daily abuse and harassment because you’re a daily 20$ patron," they expressed. There were some who suggested that the receipt was fake, noting that the bill was a customer copy and not the vendor which means the remark could have been written after the bill was processed. Fake or not, the comment section lay bare the grim reality of servers and people who work in the hospitality sector.