A Pennsylvania waitress claims she was stiffed on a tip, and instead got a rude message, after she reminded her customers to wear a mask when not seated.
Instead of a dollar amount, the customers just wrote “Mask” on the designated tip line for the $23.50 bill at John Henry’s Pub of Ardmore.
“When your staff politely asks a customer to wear a mask until seated, this is how they are disrespected,” the restaurant wrote in a Sunday Facebook post.
“Totally unacceptable. “YOU” should be ashamed of yourself!!”
The waitress, Jamie Ledwith, told NBC Philadelphia the customers refused to wear the mask while walking through the bar area.
“They brushed it off their shoulder and they said, ‘Well, you know it’s no big deal, we’re going to sit down anyway,’” Ledwith told the outlet.
Ledwith said she harbors no ill will toward the tipless patrons, but said customers should follow the rules and be kind.
The pub’s owner, Kathy Carney, agreed.
“It’s not about the $5 tip that would’ve been 20 percent,” Carney told the news station. “It’s about the disrespect. It’s about us working hard and it’s just like a slap in the face.”