A Jersey Shore server's photo of a receipt with the letters “LOL” in place of a tip on a bill of more than $110 is drawing attention on social media, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Belmar 20-year-old Jess Jones posted a photo to Facebook of the receipt from the D’Jais Bar & Grill last week after being stiffed out of a tip on a $112 bill by a table of patrons who claimed they had to wait an hour for their food, the paper reports.
"Last night, I was stunned by this receipt that was left for me by a party of eight people," Jones wrote in the Facebook post. "I would have preferred a '$0' tip than a 'LOL' tip, but as a waitress, bad tips and harsh notes are all part of the job. Even though they did wait an hour to eat, they remained satisfied with filled drinks and proper notice that the kitchen was a bit busier than normal. I've worked in the service industry for five years and I take pride in providing great service to my customers."
Jones said the customers' behavior wasn’t uncommon.
“I know how aggravating it is to receive a hefty bill when all night you've been wondering why the table that came in after you was served before you,” she wrote. “But waiters are mere messengers most of the time, and it's wrong to shoot them, however bad the news."
The Asbury Park Press says that since it was posted online, the image of the receipt has gone viral, with Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty calling the lack of tip “ridiculous.”