17 People Admit the Worst Thing They’ve Done To a Server

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Imagine going out for a nice meal that you’ve been waiting to go to all week and you get there with the highest hopes but the server gives the worst service imaginable. How would you react? If you’re like me, it would take PLENTY to finally speak up. I’m the type of person that will still tip 20% when someone has given me horrible service. (I also worked in the service industry for ten years, so I get it)

But don’t get me wrong, I’ve dreamt about giving certain servers that have waited on me a sh*tty tip and walking out in the middle of a meal. You can’t tell me that you’ve never thought of a dine and dash when your waiter has blatantly ignored you for most of your meal.

So, kudos to those that have had the guts to stand up for themselves and speak up against crappy service, because it isn’t that hard to refill a drink, smile, and give bring your food out, right? Just be nicer and smile more, servers! Then you wouldn’t get some irate customers that leave petty pennies for a tip.

These 17 people did some awful things to servers:


I know of a girl that went to my high school at the time who got really bad service at a restaurant. She was on the senior soccer team and they stopped for dinner. So, she received terrible service and proceeds to go into the bathroom, sh*t in a napkin, then jam said napkin between the cushions.


This resturant had the flat, lamenated, one-page menus and VERY large cups (probably 32 oz or bigger). So we took the tip money, placed it in the bottom of the cup and filled it with all the left over waters, teas, etc. Placed the menu over the cup, inverted it and placed it on the table and quickly slid the menu out. Slid the cup to the center of this large, round table and wiped up the liquid residue. This left a nice big “If you want you tip, you’ve got to earn it eventually” water bomb.


I once walked out to the dinning room and humiliated a waitress because I heard her mocking me behind my back when I refused to cook her a meal during the busiest part of the day on Saturday.


Once our server was so terrible that we eventually adopted a bus boy to help us out. He did a great job. At the end of the night, we asked for the manager to come over. He was like “How was everything this evening? Is there a problem?” and we responded “Oh all the food was great and the service ended up being excellent as well. There is just one problem. You see where it says our server’s name on the receipt? Well, that is actually incorrect. See that guy over there? (points to bus boy) Put his name on there instead and we’ll be completely satisfied.” The manager didn’t even blink. He just went over to the register and came back with a new ticket with that kid’s name on it as the server. I really hope that helped him out while also teaching the other a lesson.

Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.