When a waitress received a $200,000 tip from a trio of customers, she thought they were the most generous customers to ever come down the pike. Then when the waitress saw the $200,000 tip get declined by the credit card company, this quickly changed her mindset, according to “Fox and Friends Weekend” live on Saturday morning Sept. 14.
Yahoo News reports that the waitress posted the receipt online, along with the story of how she thought she got the tip of a lifetime, but it was short-lived. She also described the customers that left that tip.
The customers, two women, who claimed to be sisters, came in first to the St. Louis restaurant around lunch time. Shortly after their arrival, a man joined the two women, all, who looked to be in their twenties.
The trio were flashing large sums of cash at the table. One of the women took the waitress aside and told her she was going to leave her a good tip, but to please not let her sister get wind of this. She also told the waitress that today, she was her “guardian angel.”
The woman who dubbed herself the “guardian angel” paid the bill with a Visa card. The guest check came to $111.54, which the credit card company OK’d. It was when she went back to pick up the Visa receipt that the waitress got a gander of the $200,000 tip.
Shocked, excited, but mostly in disbelief, the waitress brought the receipt to her manager. The manager in turn called Visa and was told that the credit card company denies tips deemed “excessive” by the credit card company. No one would disagree that a $200,000 tip was excessive!
The waitress would never see the tip and someone on Reddit who saw the waitress’s post suggested this was a scam. By putting in the $200,000 tip, the customer may have attempted to get the meals for free. Writing in a tip that Visa would never honor, it could have been that the customer hoped the credit card company would reject the entire bill.
To add insult to injury, the waitress who posted the Visa receipt totaled the bill wrong. She had given herself an extra $11,000 when making a mistake adding the bill and the tip. This was just not the waitress's lucky day and the customer was certainly not her guardian angel.