Let this one be a warning to anyone who wants to act like they are more important than they are. Don’t mess with your servers! Content edited for clarity.
“Served at a diner in Muskoka, Ontario years ago and served lots of celebrities in the area for the summer. I served Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn burgers, Martin Short, Dan Akroyd, etc. Some pretty big stars but there was this local nobody who thought he was a big-shot celebrity for some delusional reason. This guy would never tip and would always crumple up both copies of the visa bill into a tiny little ball, even chew on it till it was the size of a spitball. Absolutely lousy behavior.
So one day this moron came in with a bunch of friends and treated them all to supper and a hefty $600 bill. Mr. Big Shot crumpled up the visa bills again into the tiny little ball and flicked it at me with a grin on his face. At this point, I’ve had enough and decided to pull a stunt on the guy. I swiftly kicked the wadded-up spitwad receipt off the patio and into the lake on our patio. The guy saw this and said in front of the table,’Guess you won’t know what your tip is now.’
I flat out tell the table that this loser never tips anyway so no loss,.and simply walked away. They leave, I call the police on a dine and dash because there is no evidence this guy paid (it’s in the lake now) and I deleted the pre-authorization from the debit machine. The cops go to this guy’s house and demand he return to the restaurant to pay… he wasn’t an a-hole ever again.”