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An Auburn fan was serving an Alabama fan and was left with no tip how do you feel about this?

Asked by pleiades (6359 points ) December 3rd, 2013

Here is the article with a photograph it’s fairly easy to digest.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1874211-grumpy-alabama-fan-leaves-auburn-server-a-roll-tide-tip?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=programming-national

At first I thought it was funny, but then I realized wow, this is just plain crap. I mean, to go to a restaurant to get some service, where you don’t have to clean after yourself and to not tip? That’s horrible. And yes I’m a server/busser/foodrunner/host/food expo so I might be biased. But man, that server is responsible for tipping out the food runner, food expo, busser and sometimes even hostess.

So how do you feel about it all? Just a light joke, or was this next level from the guest to the server.

(And when will servers stop showing their name on the damn receipts! haha)

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3 Answers

zenvelo's avatar

It’s plain ass rude, about typical for a “Bama fan. But at least the Auburn server didn’t shoot the ‘Bama fan.

Both sides are too overboard on the whole subject.

livelaughlove21's avatar

It’s bullshit, of course, and incredibly stupid. However, these college football rivalries are serious business to fans. I know the Carolina/Clemson rivalry where I am can break up friendships or cause family members to not speak to each other, especially around game day and after Clemson loses to Carolina yet again. Yes, incredibly stupid. I’m not sure why the server was talking to this table about his team if he knew they were Alabama fans. It’s almost like talking about politics to your table – you say something they don’t like, and you might screw yourself over.

I personally can’t stand when servers are chatty about anything, but I’d never stiff them because of that. We don’t know just how chatty this guy was, though. He may have been completely obnoxious. He still should’ve gotten a tip regardless, but some people don’t feel that way. A decent tip on that check would’ve been $4–5, so it’s not much to cry about in the grand scheme of things. Live, learn, and keep your mouth shut.

marinelife's avatar

I don’t think that patrons in restaurants should impose their own views on servers. I feel the same way about this that I do about the “religious” couple who failed to tip a gay server.

The tip should be based on the service. Period.

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