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This Couple Posted A ‘Tipping Trick’ That’s Pissing Off The Internet

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A pretty scummy Internet post is going viral, showing one of the cruelest ways to get “the best service of your life” at a restaurant.

Munchies reports that the image is going super viral and making its way to many publications and Reddit threads.

To sum up the block of text above, you go to a restaurant and lay out five singles on your table. You then meticulously pay attention to your waiter’s service throughout the meal, knocking off a dollar every time a mistake is made. The post summates that your server will be so afraid to lose any part of that already-low tip that they’ll produce uncanny service just to make the full five dollars.

The Facebook screenshot garnered some pretty major Internet backlash, with folks easily siding with waiters and waitresses.

Making a mockery of the people serving you aside, is this really how you’d want to try another human being just doing their job? It’s shenanigans like this that makes us feel uneasy about the state of the world.

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Amazon Has A ONE-HOUR Restaurant Delivery Service, Here’s What We Know

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Amazon has spoiled us when it comes to getting online purchases within only a few days, some items even on the same day.  Now, the largest online retailer in the United States will be testing a restaurant delivery system, NRN reports.

Amazon Prime Now members will now have the option of ordering thousands of items with a one hour delivery window. The Prime Now food delivery service is currently only available in Seattle, Amazon’s hometown.

Using the official Prime Now mobile app, customers in the city can order meals from local restaurants like Wild Ginger, Cactus, Skillet and Marination among others. Through the app, users can peruse the menu of the participating restaurants, place an order and pay using their Amazon accounts.

Sounds pretty painless and incredibly convenient, unless you’re our wallets. Amazon’s already dominated easy online shopping, now if we don’t have to go out for food we may never leave our bedrooms.

While the company didn’t say whether they ever plan to expand to cities other than Seattle, GeekWire reports that plans are in the works.

 

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Dying Man Asks Family to ‘Order a F*cking Pizza’ and Leave $500 Tip for Lucky Waitress

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It’s easy to get a little jaded when it comes to heartwarming pick-me-up stories, but it’s actually impossible to be cynical about anything involving five hundred dollars, one man’s generous dying wish, and command to “order a f*cking pizza.” When 30-year-old Kentucky resident Aaron Collins died, he left behind a will with a very specific request for his family. He wanted them to go out to dinner and “leave an awesome tip (and I don’t mean 25%. I mean $500 on a f*cking pizza) for a waiter or waitress.” According to his family, Aaron “was generous with the limited means he had” during his lifetime, and his awesome factor got upped by about a thousand percent when he chose waiters and waitresses to receive his generous payout  (because let’s be real, we all know that waiters and waitresses get the sh*t end of the stick when it comes to food industry shenanigans).

His family filmed themselves carrying out his dying wish and put the entire thing on YouTube, where it garnered such a reaction that thousands of people began donating money to make Aaron’s wish come true again. And again. And again. The family was able to raise over $60,000 and plans to use the money to leave $500 tips in every single one of the fifty states.  Quick recommendation: if you’re ever having a truly crappy day, do yourself a favor and watch a few of these videos back-to-back. You haven’t seen happiness until you’ve seen a minimum wage waitress in a regulation polo suddenly be gifted with $500 from well-meaning strangers, and it’s going to make you smile. Promise.

The entire collection can be found on the family’s website, and you can peep the most recent video below:

H/T + PicThx Eater