Leaving an obnoxious, nasty note to a waitress instead of a tip seems to be a trend these days. And what happened last week at a Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, seemed to be yet another entry in that unfortunate series of events.
But in this case, the guy who refused to leave a tip — for a particularly stupid reason — had a cousin. And that man stepped up and took responsibility for his family member’s boorish behavior. Because not only did the man stiff his waitress on a tip — he later bragged about it on Facebook.
Here’s what happened.
It was last Friday night when a couple went out for dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack on Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City. But apparently, the diners ordered a dish that just went better with sour cream. For some reason the restaurant didn’t have any.
Why not? Who knows? Maybe Oklahoma City diners have a voracious appetite for sour cream and Joe’s Crab Shack couldn’t keep it in stock. Or perhaps that particular Crab Shack just hadn’t ordered enough from its sour cream supplier. The reason for the sour cream shortage remains unclear.
The only thing we can say for sure is that it wasn’t the waitress’s fault. But thanks to this obnoxious customer, she’s the one who paid for it. Instead of a gratuity, the man wrote the note as seen in the image above.
For those who may be unable to see the image, in the space where he should have filled in the tip amount, he wrote, “Find sour cream.”
Then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, the jerk took a photo of his obnoxious “sour cream” note — and posted it on Facebook.
That’s when Dustin Clark stepped up. It was his cousin, Jon, who posted the nasty note.
“I confronted my cousin about them bragging about the rudeness on Facebook,” Clark says. But he didn’t stop there. He posted the photo on his own Facebook page, with a comment.
“They were rude and only gave a rude comment as a tip. I do not believe that that is right. So when I get off of work tomorrow I am going to go up to this Joe’s Crab Shack and find this waitress and give her a $20 tip, $10 for the meal and $10 for having to deal with rude people, and apologize for her inconvenience.”
Clark later described his meeting with the waitress, Samantha, describing her as, “the nicest person in the world, like one of those super nice waitresses that are nice, bubbly and energetic and makes sure everything is perfect.”
Clark reported that handing her the tip and apologizing for the obnoxious note left by his cousin, “made her day.”
[Image: Dustin Clark Facebook]