A receipt with “LOL” left as the tip is going viral after the waitress who received it posted it online.
Jess Jones, a 20-year-old student at Rutgers University and waitress at D'Jais Bar & Grill explained what happened in a Facebook post.
“Last night, I was stunned by this receipt that was left for me by a party of eight people,” Jones wrote on Facebook. “I would have preferred a ‘$0’ tip than a ‘LOL’ tip, but as a waitress, bad tips and harsh notes are all part of the job. Even though they did wait an hour to eat, they remained satisfied with filled drinks and proper notice that the kitchen was a bit busier than normal. I’ve worked in the service industry for five years and I take pride in providing great service to my customers.”
The receipt caught the attention of Belmar, N.J. Mayor Matt Doherty, who wrote a Facebook post of his own:
"If you visit Belmar please treat the hardworking men and women in our service industry with the same respect you would expect at your job. This is ridiculous.”
Jones claims that as an tipped server at a restaurant in New Jersey she makes roughly $2.50 an hour.
See the entire Facebook post below: