Some people in life are more blessed than others financially. A lot of those people, when they are treated well, have no problem sharing their wealth. That’s important for those that work in the food industry. Waiters and waitresses work for small base salaries and rely heavily on tips to survive.
This is hard for them to do with a smile sometimes depending on what type of customers they are waiting on. Over the course of the day, across the country, they will find all kinds of notes written on the receipts they give to their customers. Some of them are good and some, of course, are not so good. Most are good though as you’ll see in a few moments.
A regular visitor at Tacolicious in San Francisco left a tip of $2,000. He left the popular saying on the receipt of "Tips for Jesus." One staff member said, “He comes in here all the time and he’s amazing. Amazing to the staff.”
Mijai Wallace works at Bad Daddy's at an airport. What seemed like a regular transaction turned out to filled with happiness.
He said, "I brought her her check she gave her credit card. It was actually 60 bucks in there instead of $20 and I turned around to say thank you and she was gone."
There was a note attached that read: "My dog has been in critical condition for a week, when I landed in Charlotte, I got the news that the life-saving surgery she had this morning was successful. She will be ok! She will come home this weekend! I want to share my happiness with someone else. Have a drink on me and toast her good health. Her name is Scout."
In Rock Hill, Missouri, a family was finishing up their dinner at Bandana’s Bar-B-Q restaurant. Suddenly one of the children, diagnosed with autism, began to act out, loudly screaming and crying.
When they asked for the check after calming him down this is what they received. Their bill was picked up by someone sitting nearby.
One couple left a huge tip along with a nice message. It read: “This is God’s money — he gave it to us so we could give it to you. God Bless.”
It pays to treat people nicely!
Taelor Beeck works at Zombie Burger in Des Moines Iowa. She collected a bill payment from one customer that had this note written on it. She didn't let it bother her and said that she will continue wearing her pink hair.
Becky Nielsen works at The Breakfast Stop in Cohoes, New York. One customer left her this note and tip, "Life is short, a friend of mine died last night. Please enjoy a night with someone you love!"
One customer at Michael's Tasting Room in St. Augustine, Florida did not appreciate the Christmas music that was being played and left this note.
The receipt said, "Christmas music was offensive. Consider playing 'holiday' music or less religious themed."
A chef in Brooklyn that hails from New Zealand shares his thoughts on the travel ban on the bottom of his receipts. Mark Simmons of Kiwiana Cafe prints the following on all receipts: "Immigrants make America great (they also cooked your food and served you today)."
At The Buffalo Club in Santa Monica, a waiter named Billy once waited on Donald Trump, back in 2007. He said that Trump asked him “What’s the biggest tip you ever got?” Billy told him that “Jerry Bruckheimer comes in a lot. He tipped me $500 on a $1000 check once.” Trump responded by saying “You’re very good at your job. Thanks," and then left a tip of $10,000.
One time a waitress at an Olive Garden found this note written to her on the receipt. She must have given them VERY good service to get an offer like that! They say money isn't everything right? There is no word on if she actually called them.
Adam Dart once didn't leave a tip for his waitress at Jess' Lunch Downtown in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The note left said that "We only tip citizens." The funny thing is that the waitress, Sadie Karina, was born in the United States.
This is obviously someone that was named after the former President. There isn't any word on what type of tip was left, if any.
An Aboriginal man from Perth, Western Australia, named Jarred Wall, once sat next to a couple of older ladies who were sharing their opinions with each other at a volume. They either didn't realize they were louder than they thought, or they just didn't care.
Instead of confronting them, he killed them with kindness by buying them a pot of tea. His note got his message across.
A customer at a California restaurant claimed to see a rat while eating their meal. They were given a discount that was documented on their receipt.
The owner of the restaurant brought in a pest control company immediately but they found nothing. The Sacramento County Environmental Management Department also sent out a health inspector but they didn't find anything either. So was it really there or a ploy to get a discount?
Washington D.C. waitress Rosalynd Harris was working her normal shift when some customers came in that shared opposing opinions on the Presidential race. When they left she found that they had left her a $450 tip for a bill that was only $72.60.
The note written on the receipt said, “We may come from different cultures and may disagree on certain issues, but if everyone would share their smile and kindness like your beautiful smile, our country will come together as one people. Not race. Not gender. Just American. God Bless!” That says it all!
Not much is really known about the reasoning behind this small tip. They obviously had to wait longer than they thought they should have. If it was an extraordinary amount of time this may have been justified, but if it was just a busy time of day, this wasn't necessary.
This guy named Andy really likes the food at Burger Antics in Chicago. He left this note one time after one of his obviously many visits.
Amber had to be pretty happy after finding out she received a $5,000 tip on a bill that was $611. The note said, "Jesus loves you" and after that Amber probably loved him back!
Sometimes you get a waiter or waitress that just isn't very good at their job. We can only guess that this was the case here. The note wasn't really needed though.
When people are on the receiving end of service they don't feel is top notch they will sometimes do things like this. To put a good spin on it though, at least they left something.
This customer took "pay it forward" to new levels. The long note was accompanied by a tip of $3,000. Sometimes it really does pay to be nice to people.
If this person really can't do math and made the attempt you really can't find fault with this. They knew they were at least leaving something. If it was done purposely by someone being smart it would be rude.
This woman makes it a yearly thing to remember her brother. She shares her money with whoever waits on her, in memory of her brother. You can't really find anything wrong with a person like that.
A group of customers at The Timbermine Steakhouse in Ogden, Utah were pretty happy with the service they received during their visit. They left the staff a tip of $5,000. The amount was divided up among the ten people that were working that evening. That's not a bad night at work!