State Legislators are elected to represent the people of their districts; but if that’s to be believed, then the people of Tennessee must really hate tipping, seeing that their representatives stiffed a Hooters server earlier this week.
State Reps. Mary Littleton (R-Dixon) and Tilman Goins (R-Morristown) visited a Hooters in Nashville where they each rang up tabs of about $35. On both of the credit card receipts, neither left a tip. Goings left his tip line empty, while Littleton wrote ‘sorry’ instead of a dollar amount.
According to the Nashville Scene, the waitress, understandably pissed off, posted photos of the checks on her Facebook, where they gained media attention. The server, Amanda Anderson, posted this caption along with the photos: “State representatives are supposed to exhibit class and integrity … this one acted like a child,”
The Nashville Scene reached out to Rep. Littleton about the incident, and she told the paper that she had received bad service.
If her child has been a server, Littleton should know that you are not tipping for service, you are providing a living wage where one is not otherwise provided. Servers make less than minimum wage and make up the rest with tips. Yes, it is a flawed, but not a hard to understand, and one that those elected to represent the working public should probably be acquainted with.
Hopefully a little public shaming will encourage these lawmakers to leave a tip next time, no matter how the service was.
[via Nashville Scene]