A woman in Texas shared a doorbell camera interaction between herself and a pizza delivery man who was so dissatisfied with his $5 tip that he cursed
A woman in Texas shared a doorbell camera interaction between herself and a pizza delivery man who was so dissatisfied with his $5 tip that he cursed her out.
In a video posted to her TikTok, Lacey Purciful asked: ‘So how much should I be tipping for a $20 Pie??’ implying that she had given her delivery driver a 25 percent tip on a $20 order.
In the video, captured by the family’s Vivint camera, a woman answers the door as her dog runs out to greet the delivery driver.
The man, wearing khaki shorts and a dark t-shirt, pulls the pizza box out of its protective box and hands it to the woman, who says ‘thank you.’
The delivery man then said: ‘You’re welcome, um I just want to say it’s a nice house for a $5 tip.’
The woman, relatively shocked by the man’s comment said, ‘you’re welcome,’ to which he responded: ‘f*** you’ and walked away.
Online viewers of the video, which Purciful posted to her TikTok account, were overwhelmingly supportive of the tipper in this case.
‘Tipping is out of control. 5 on 20 is more than enough,’ wrote one user.
Others encouraged Purciful to get in touch with Doordash, the service she had used for the delivery.
Purciful said she did contact the delivery company, which she also clarified she pays a monthly fee for, in addition to any extra service fees.
Purciful added that her husband was extremely upset about what the delivery man had said to his wife, and noted that the driver could simply have declined the order.
Other online commenters lamented the exorbitantly high cost of having anything delivered these days, and how delivery fees are likely driving down tip numbers.
The irate delivery man called out the homeowners for leaving a tip he felt was insufficient
As he walked away, the man hurled an expletive at the woman who was shocked by the exchange
‘Pisses me off that my $18 order gets an additional service fee and a delivery fee that is not a tip. So by the time all is said and done with taxes and fees, with my tip my $18 order is now $32-$35. Sucks for the workers but these fees are hurting everyone but the corporations,’ wrote one Reddit user.
‘I couldn’t believe this last time I tried to delivery, the pizza+tax, then a $2.99 fee, and a $4.99 fee, and they said neither of those were tips for the driver. It was going to be over $40 for a pizza, soda, and bread sticks. I ended just driving to another restaurant out of spite,’ wrote another.
A third user questioned where the delivery fee goes if not to the driver. ‘What other made up reason for such a fee could exist?’