Reddit user Drewbacca was let down when he received a $0.33 tip after delivering a $22.67 pizza order. That’s not even 2% and a reasonable tip is at least 15%, anyone who’s actually worked in the food service industry in the last decade will tip even higher. Drew didn’t make a scene, he just smiled and went on with his evening. Drew was more than surprised the next day when the seemingly stingy customers tracked him down to send him the following note.
The cupcake was just a ruse, but there was a gift inside along with an apology explaining a tip so small it was almost insulting.
The note reads:
Okay, well maybe I don’t really have a cupcake for you – But how about that tip from last night? We would like to apologize for our impaired math skills and to thank you for the work you do. We appreciate it immensely!
-Tom and Jenn”
Drew’s tip just shot up from less than 2% to nearly 100% of the bill! If you’ve ever had a delivery job in the United States, then you know that tips are a driver’s livelihood and many employers do not provide a salary that sufficiently covers mileage, vehicle wear, and a reasonable standard of living. Food service employees are so often treated like soulless automatons, it’s a pleasant surprise to find customers that treat them like actual people. Thank you Tom and Jenn for helping restore a little faith in humanity!
(image source; Drewbacca/Reddit)