Waitress Loses It Over Customers Who Only Left 10% Tip After Sitting At Table For 6 Hours

Furious waitress Kristina Withers has lashed out at customers who sat at a table for six hours but still only left her a 10% tip. The server took to TikTok after her shift to vent her anger at having lost out on money due to the inconsiderate customers.


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  1. The customers arrived at the restuarant before her shift started. Kristina Withers (@krisswith) starts her shift as a waitress at an unnamed restaurant at 5:30 p.m. but the customers in question arrived earlier, at around 3 p.m., she said. A colleague told her they’d already paid and would probably leave soon. “They were fine, they were chilling,” Withers said. “They were good to go. Cashed out, no worries.”
  2. About an hour later, the customers approached her. They wanted to know if she was their waitress because they were hungry for more food and drinks. Since her colleague had already left, she took over the table, thinking she’d just get them in and out. Sadly, that wasn’t the case.
  3. By 10 p.m., the customers were still at the restaurant. Withers said that many other people had come and gone, but come closing time, the customers in question were still there. While that wouldn’t have been the worst thing in the world, they didn’t even leave her a decent tip.
  4. Withers was fuming about the dire tip she was left. “The best part though, the very best part? They didn’t even tip 20%,” she said. “They were my only table. Like, I know I was giving them great service—probably overly good service because, again, they were my only table.” The 10% tip just wasn’t cutting it. “So if you’re going to go sit in a restaurant for six fucking hours, there should be like a f****** table fee,” she added. “$5 [per] f***ing hour if you’re sitting there not drinking and not buying anything – It’s a f***ing joke.”

Does she have a point? We know waitresses are chronically underpaid. Yes, the system needs to change, but until it does, don’t we know that we should be tipping better?

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill