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Waitress shames bully customer on Facebook

If you're going to skimp on the waitress's tip and then call her fat, perhaps you shouldn't leave your name and credit card information – remember Facebook and the Internet?

Some guy named Andrew Meyer is learning this the hard way after he left his Seattle waitress a zero per cent gratuity and a helpful note at the bottom of the bill: "You could stand to loose [sic]a few pounds."

Victoria Liss quickly posted a photo of the offending bill on Facebook, where she has garnered a tidal wave of support, including a shout out from Dan Savage.

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It all started Friday, when Ms. Liss served the man and his female companion a double decker pork taco and chips with guacamole at Seattle's Bimbos Cantina. In a profanity-laced interview with Seattle weekly The Stranger, the waitress said she knew she was in trouble when the woman put her "gold Kate Spade purse" on the bar. As well as the insulting bill, the man also allegedly emptied a tip jar into his pocket.

Ms. Liss says she's commiserated plenty with local servers who see this type of behaviour from "the newer yuppie crowd all the time."

Her advice for the nouveau riche?

"We live in a social networking hub, don't shit where you eat."

Now the witch hunt is on for Andy Meyer: His photograph, phone number as well as other details about possible employers and his frat have all been dug up and posted online. Seattle-area bar owners have even plastered the man's photo on the doors of their establishments, like a modern day wanted sign.

With a rash of rants from folks in the service industry recently – think the singing Starbucks barista and Toronto's livid Whole Foods staffer – it's becoming clear your server isn't taking it lying down anymore.

Have you ever gone out of your way to not tip a server whose performance you didn't like? Have you experienced customers' wrath from the other side of the counter?

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