Garrett Wayman, a burger waiter from Kansas aged 17 was given the shock of his day when we spotted a $20 tip (around £14) waiting for him on a table. As we know in the US the majority of waiting staff rely on tips due to extremely low hourly wages (as low as $3-$5, £2-£3.50 per hour).
‘I was just taken aback because I don’t know if you’ve ever been a server, but whenever you see a $20 tip it’s a big deal.
‘He just left that. I wanted to tell him that I only make $3 an hour and bust my ass at my job to make way less than I deserve, but he was gone by the time I had the chance to.’
A few people on Twitter had good ideas for Garrett:
I’ve heard of staff collecting these, then dropping them off in the church donation basket. They stopped appearing. – Permalink
So, counterfeiting is OK because JESUS. – Permalink
Buy yourself a bible, maybe the bible store will accept this fake $20 bill – Permalink
someone seriously left this as my tip today. pissed is an understatement. i was so excited when i saw $20 pic.twitter.com/czntdlgoqS— garret (@BEANBURRlTO) December 29, 2015