A Texas homeowner posted a video on TikTok showing a confrontation between herself and a pizza delivery man who was unhappy with his $5 tip. In the video, the woman asks, "So how much should I be tipping for a $20 Pie??" This implies that she had given the delivery driver a 25% tip on a $20 order.
The video, captured by the family's doorbell camera, shows the woman answering the door as her dog runs out to greet the delivery driver. The delivery man, wearing khaki shorts and a dark t-shirt, hands the woman the pizza box and comments, "You're welcome, um I just want to say it's a nice house for a $5 tip."
Shocked by his comment, the woman responds, "You're welcome," to which he replies with an expletive and walks away. Online viewers overwhelmingly support the woman's tipping amount, stating that a $5 tip on a $20 order is more than enough. Some suggest that she contact the delivery company, Doordash, and others lament the high costs of delivery and how it affects tipping.
Many commenters express frustration with additional service fees and delivery fees that are not considered tips. They believe that these fees, along with taxes, inflate the cost of food delivery and hurt both customers and workers. Some even share their personal experiences of high fees and choose to go to other restaurants out of spite. Overall, the incident highlights the ongoing debate about tipping practices, delivery fees, and the impact they have on both customers and delivery workers.