Thanks to the power of the Internet, bad tippers may no longer be able to get away with leaving stingy gratuities.
Frustrated by some of the tips he's received, Brooklyn designer and developer Larry Fox, who works as a restaurant delivery person as a side job, has created the blog 15 Percent to record the worst tipping offenses he and others have seen.
According to the web site Gothamist, the aim of Mr. Fox's blog is to shame the miserly. In some entries, he even publishes customers' first names and streets.
Accompanying a photo of a receipt showing a $1.55 tip on a $17.88 bill, for instance, is the text: "Eric at Olive St. Not even 10%."
(In an entry over the weekend, Mr. Fox explained he has removed the actual addresses of individuals after being asked to do so by the hosting platform Tumblr.) "I am still going to be operating the site, and will still gladly shame companies and institutions by name," he writes.
Mr. Fox told Gothamist he was irked by customers who, theoretically, have deep pockets but won't share the wealth.
"I just got tired of all these big companies, these TV shows and movie sets giving us two or three dollar tips on a $90 order," he said. "The excuse is that 'we can't tip because that's what corporate says' is wrong. I find it disrespectful. And I wanted to make people aware of that."
Sure, it's customary to leave a decent gratuity. But how would you feel if your tip was shared with the world?Report Typo/Error