Texas Waitress Receives $2,000 Christmas Tip, But Restaurant Won’t Give Her A Penny Of It

Like & Follow Us On Facebook!

There is something fishy going on here.

Emily Bauer was working several tables on a busy day at Red Hook Seafood and Bar in San Antonio, Texas last Sunday, when a man left a massive $2,000 tip.

“I kept apologizing. ‘I’m sorry. I’m being slow.’ He was just like, ‘I understand’. He also, mentioned he owned restaurants. So he knew how hard it was to be a server,” Bauer told KENS 5.

The man, who was dining with another person, ended up telling Emily to just ‘cancel’ the food order and just give him the bill. That’s when Emily saw the massive tip!

Alongside the $2,000 gratitude on the receipt was a message, which read: “Merry Christmas! Keep working hard!” the local TV station reports.

I just opened it and started crying. I was like ‘oh my god! My kids! I’m going to spend it all on my kids,'” said Bauer who has two boys, a 2-year-old and a 5-month-old. “I was like oh my god. I’ve never had a Christmas where I’ve been able to like splurge on them.

However, her happiness was short-lived. Speaking to KENS 5, she said her manager told her the restaurant could not process any payments over $500.

Seems fishy right?

“I don’t think it’s our responsibility as a server to say: ‘Oh, you can’t tip me that much I’m sorry. Oh no, there’s a limit I’m sorry.’ If that’s the case, there should be signs posted on the restaurants or the receipt to say there’s a limit of $500,” Baue said.

The man who left the tip even called the restaurant to express his disappointment in the establishment in regards to them ‘not being able to process’ the tip.

Emily is now hoping the he will get in contact with her directly, and has reportedly shared a picture of the ticket on her Facebook page.

In a message to the customer, she said: “Even though I can’t receive it, thank you. Thank you for having such a big heart. This world is filled of messed up people. It’s like, how did he know I needed that?”

Sounds to us like the owner of the restaurant is going to somehow line their pockets with at least $1,500.

Hopefully Emily is able to receive her tip money soon!