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Customer reveals how server tried to make their bill higher because 'he wanted a bigger tip'

She claimed the waiter tried to 'scam' her and her friends because he wanted a good tip.

Customer reveals how server tried to make their bill higher because 'he wanted a bigger tip'
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @smoneyyz

The service industry continues to become more scrutinized as the days go by. One major problem seems to be tipping, which has many people frustrated. TikTok makeup artist Samantha (@smoneyyz), who is based in Miami, posted an insightful video talking about a particularly bad experience she had at a restaurant. The video has got 31K views and 260 comments on the social media platform. Samantha starts by mentioning how she had been seeing a lot of posts criticizing the quality of goods and services in the United States.

Image Source: TikTok | @smoneyyz
Image Source: TikTok | @smoneyyz

She felt like she had to agree with this sentiment and pointed out how it felt "dystopian" to spend money in today's economy. Samantha stated that she had immense respect for people working in the service industry before she talked about her experience at a Miami restaurant the previous week. The entire thing felt like a "fever dream" to her because it was so bad. She and her friend went to meet one of their mutual friend at a hotel.

Image Source: TikTok | @smoneyyz
Image Source: TikTok | @smoneyyz

They went there and got seated at their table. She says, "We all got, like, one drink each. I think one of us maybe got two glasses of wine, but we were not drinking really heavily." The waiter asked them what they wanted to eat, and the group agreed that they did not want to have an "entree-style dinner." So, they decided to order a few plates of food and share them. They ended up ordering appetizers that the group could share and then asked the waiter to bring something that he thought would be good.

All in all, they had ordered three plates of food and maybe four to five drinks. Samantha was shocked when the waiter began to bring six to seven plates to their table. The group told the staff that they had not ordered all of this food, but they insisted that it was for them. She said, "It's getting to the point where they're bringing out platters of wagyu, steaks, scallops, things with truffle on them that we literally did not order."

The group knew that something fishy was going on and decided not to eat any of the food from the plates that they had not ordered. Their meal ended and the waiter came to ask how they liked the food. Samantha said the food was good and inquired why there were so many dishes that they didn't ask for. "He's like, 'Oh, well, I wanted to give you guys an experience. You didn't appreciate that?'"


Image Source: TikTok | @f1bby
Image Source: TikTok | @f1bby
Image Source: TikTok | @indiajazell
Image Source: TikTok | @indiajazell

They were not happy with this and informed him that the price of all the additional dishes should not be charged to the bill. The waiter laughed and said that he could maybe talk to the manager and figure something out. Sometime later, the group received their bill and it was a whopping $887. They were expecting it to be around $250-$300. They called the manager and argued with him about the bill. "We were like, 'This guy was trying to make the bill higher because he wants a higher tip.'" The group managed to get the uneaten items cut from their bill, which now came out to $305. Samantha concluded the video by saying how the experience made her never want to go out to eat again.

@smoneyyz I legit cannot believe this happened lmao. Never going back. #miami #artbasel #miamirestaurant #fypppppppppppppp #sushi ♬ original sound - Samantha


Even though she didn't mention the name of the restaurant, people seemed to know and shared their thoughts in the comments section. @a_instruggle said, "As soon as I saw the hashtag, I KNEW EXACTLY which restaurant in Miami! I never stepped foot in there and you gave me more of a reason!" @ireplavie expressed, "Completely agree! Spending money on enjoyable activities has become a negative experience."

You can check out Samantha's TikTok for similar lifestyle content. 

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