- A TikTok video of a man complaining about customers who didn’t leave a 10% tip on a R1 000 bill got tongues wagging
- The content creator said that tipping is an essential part of eating out and accused the customers of being stingy
- Mzansi TikTok users reacted with differing opinions, and said restaurants should compensate their staff with decent pay
A video showing a restaurant bill went viral. Image: @larrybyday
Social media platforms have become powerful tools for expressing opinions and sparking debates.
Man complains about customers lacking tipping etiquette
One recent TikTok video ignited a heated discussion on tipping etiquette. A content creator shared his frustration about customers who failed to leave a 10% tip on a hefty R1,000 bill.
He accused them of being stingy and unkind for utilising the restaurant’s table, chairs, and cutlery without acknowledging the service provided.
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The video showing the bill was uploaded by @larrybyday and amassed an impressive 147 000 views in just three days.
However, the video sparked a division among Mzansi people. Many argued that tipping should not be mandatory and that it is the restaurant’s responsibility to adequately compensate their staff.
Watch the video below:
South African man’s TikTok rant divides opinions
“It’s unfair that customers are made to feel obligated to tip. Do you tip the cashier at PicknPay? No, because they’re doing their job. same concept.”
“I always tip but it shouldn’t be my responsibility to pay someone at their place of employment. It’s not normal.”
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“Some of these restaurant groups are listed on the JSE and you should see their financials. How come they can’t pay waiters normal salaries?”
“I was a waiter but it’s not a must to tip you gotta be strong man it’s life and move on nothing personal.”
“They don’t work for free, they get a salary tipping is not mandatory.”
“Maybe the person wasn’t happy with the service. “
“I tip only when I have money to tip and it’s never above R20. I also save for months so I can be able to take myself out for a treat.”
“You don’t get to tell people what to do with their money bru. Leave the tax nonsense and jokes.”
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In another article, Briefly News reported that these Zulu guys on TikTok were full of jokes. They made a video where they exaggerated their allegiance to being Zulu.
People were in tears as they watched the boys do the most while at Roman’s Pizza. The theatrics of their meet-up got over 90 000 likes.
Source: Briefly News
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