If you think this tipping "hack" is a good idea, perhaps you'd rather dine at a fast food establishment where tipping isn't necessary. A viral social media post has surfaced again offering up a so-called way to "receive the best service of your life" at restaurants.
The Facebook post, which originally made the rounds in 2016, says to leave five single dollar bills on the table at the start of the meal and remove one for each "mistake" the server makes.
The unnamed poster writes, "The waitress kept looking at it as if she was confused. But she played her cards right, did a great job and received the whole 5 bucks."
Of course outrage ensued in the comments with one former waiter responding, "Please don't ever do this. Ever.", while another points out, "All you need to know about someone is how they treat a waiter."
How do you determine the tip on a meal? Have you ever given a server less over bad service? If the service is good, do you give more?
As a former waiter, please don't ever do this. Ever. pic.twitter.com/X2i8MtrUb1— Mark Arum (@MarkArum) August 2, 2018
"You will receive the best service of your life," the unnamed poster wrote. "The waitress kept looking at it as if she was confused. But she played her cards right, did a great job and received the whole 5 bucks." https://t.co/sgLroqecfd pic.twitter.com/lwcbbj7svD— WOWT 6 News (@WOWT6News) August 7, 2018