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Family Tips Server With $25 Amazon Gift Card And Sparks Debate

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One family was dining out recently when they realized that they couldn’t leave a cash tip on their $95 tab.

Kaitlyn Lombera, @kattiwest on TikTok, recently posted the video of her with her family dining at a Korean BBQ restaurant when they found themselves in the predicament. In an interview with Bored Panda, Lombera explained that “[her] brother offered to use his Amazon gift card. The waiter overheard and laughed.”

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*Cue forced customer service laugher*

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Lombera told Bored Panda that she has previously worked in the industry. “Tipping is a big deal in America. Personally, I always tip regardless of service. Waiters/waitresses are underpaid and underappreciated, I know because I used to work as a hostess. They need better wages and shouldn’t have to rely solely on tips.”

The family ended up tipping using a bank card, but were left uncertain if leaving a gift card would be welcomed as a tip.

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Given the amount of $25, it was technically more than the 20% threshold for the current bill…

Lombera took to TikTok to get people’s reactions to the gesture and she captioned the video, “Holidays left us broke.”

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Ooooh Lord, did folks have opinions about it.

Some would have welcomed a gift card…

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While others shared that it would have upset them.

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Long story short…

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ASK BEFORE YOU DO THIS.

Always ask but be aware you run the risk of offending your server.