Me and two friends visited a run-of-the-mill, chain restaurant and ordered 3 burgers, 3 fries and 3 cokes. Nothing too fancy.
$96 they charged us.
Understandably livid, we put $100 down and left, only for a waitress to chase us out asking if something was wrong with the food/service, given that we only tipped $4.
I get that the extortionate prices are nothing to do with her and more to do with the location of where the food was served, but come on, don’t take the p*ss.
However, if you’re a stingy tipper like me and also happen to be a celeb, that’s even more bad news, as your frugality can be easily outed to millions of people.
That’s exactly what’s happened to Kylie Jenner this week, after TikTok user Julia Carolann went viral for her eye-opening tales from when she used to work in a couple of “fancy Manhattan restaurants”.
She took to the social media platform to score her former A-list customers out of ten, revealing who was polite and courteous, and who was a nightmare diner, and it’s a pretty interesting insight.
@juliacarolannThese are just my personal experiences, pls take with a grain of salt 💖 xo ##greenscreen ##manhattan ##fyp ##foryoupage ##celebrity ##rating ##newyork
Her celebrity ratings were spread across two videos, with the first tackling the Hadid sisters, American internet person/man Cameron Dallas, Hailey Baldwin, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kylie Jenner.
She gave Bella and Gigi Hadid full marks, saying that the sisters were “literally so nice” whereas Cameron got a 4/10 score after allegedly trying to pull a “do you know who I am?” move.
Then came Jenner, who received the lowest score across both videos, with just a 2/10 – with Carolann saying: “Next up we have Kylie. She was fine, but she tipped $20 on a $500 dinner bill. Do with that information what you will.”
(In the US, customers are expected to tip anywhere between 15%-20% for a meal – which means she should have left a tip of between $75-$100. Jenner’s $20 works out at just 4%.)
People were pretty quick to roast Kylie, pointing out that the she was named the youngest self-made billionaire for two years in a row and that $20 is an insult.
@juliacarolannAsk and you shall receive…PART 2‼️ (a friendly reminder that these are just my personal experiences, no hate xo) ##manhattan ##celebrity ##fyp
I honestly don’t understand the fuss about tipping.
If the problem is that waitresses don’t get paid enough, well then pay them more.
Also, it’s not that I have a problem with tipping good service, it’s that I have an issue with rewarding sub-par or even terrible service.
That’s why I don’t think it would take off in this country – everyone’s a miserable bastard. At least in America you get a big cheesy smile and a ‘hey I’m Mike, I’m going to be taking care of you today.’
That’s got to be worth at least, I dunno, $4.
Images via TikTok/Instagram
Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent editor, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over several features and investigative pieces, arguably letting The Hook audience in on way too much of his personal life.