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Bartender Was Once Given ‘Biggest Tip In History’ Only For It To Be Rejected By Card Company

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Bartender Was Once Given ‘Biggest Tip In History’ Only For It To Be Rejected By Card Company

A US bartender had what can only be described as a rollercoaster of a day when a customer’s mind-blowing tip was rejected by their card company.

Of course, when we say rollercoaster, we’re not talking Colossus-tier light turbulence. No mate. We’re talking, head-imploding, blast-you-off-this-mortal-coil level twists and turns, you know, like that ‘Euthanasia Coaster’ a Lithuanian artist designed back in 2010.

Speaking of the early 2010s, that’s when a St Louis restaurant worker tried to cash in on an outrageously large tip, but was told by the customer’s bank that they ‘don’t pay out excessive tips’. Can. You. Imagine.

A US bartender had a customer’s $200,000 tip rejected by their card company. Credit: Alamy
A US bartender had a customer’s $200,000 tip rejected by their card company. Credit: Alamy
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The heart-shattering tale was told in a recently resurfaced Reddit thread from 2013, in which a user going by the name ‘randomdazee’ revealed that a woman tried to leave them a life-changing amount of money atop a $111.54 (£86.70) bill.

Posting a photo of the alleged receipt, the individual, who claimed to be a bartender in Missouri city, wrote in an accompanying thread: “Today the absolute weirdest thing happened to me.”

They went on: “We're pretty slow during lunch shifts. I was working by myself and had literally only had one table the entire shift when about a half hour before close two mid-20s sisters walked in and said another person would be meeting them.

“One of the sisters was taking the other out after she had gone through a pretty big personal trauma and she obviously wanted to show her sister a good time. They ordered quite a few things and a gentleman met them.”

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The Redditor claimed to be a bartender in Missouri city. Credit: Alamy
The Redditor claimed to be a bartender in Missouri city. Credit: Alamy

Randomdazee went on to explain that numerous hints were dropped throughout the groups’ meal alluding to a hefty tip, with one of the sisters saying: “Don’t tell my sister how I tip” and “Today I’m your guardian angel.”

The bartender also reported that the sister in question appeared to be ‘tossing a lot of cash around’ before signing the receipt and paying with ‘a normal looking debit card’.

Not wanting to appear rude, the staff member didn’t look at the bill until the group left, and no doubt had a small faint when they did clock the gigantic $200,000 (£155,000) tip.

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The receipt revealed a mind-blowing tip. Credit: Reddit
The receipt revealed a mind-blowing tip. Credit: Reddit

But when the employee eventually called the card issuer to query the matter, their evening took a swift and very southerly turn. 

“Basically, the gist of it is that banks don’t honour payouts on excessive tips," they explained, adding: “Apparently they can bounce back tips that are even over 30 percent of the bill.”

Somehow managing to look on the bright side, Randomdazee concluded: “It was still a pretty exciting and crazy afternoon.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy / Reddit

Topics: Food And Drink

Aisha Nozari
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