A waitress from Texas claimed that she was Stress a $ 2,000 tip for a mysterious dinner She’ll be taking the money home after all – now that her employer has agreed to cut a check for her.
Emily Bauer, 21, will be paid by the owner of Red Hook Seafood and Bar in San Antonio after joint allegations that the dinner’s credit card transaction did not take place. The news station KENS reported.
“It’s Christmas time, everyone’s struggling,” owner John Cheng told the outlet on Wednesday. “I am ready to give it to her as a Christmas present.”
Cheng reportedly wrote a check to Power for $ 2,069.01, which is the tip amount plus the cost of the customer’s bill.
“The fact that my employer is willing to give it to me, even though it wasn’t a mess, I can’t thank him enough for that,” she told the news station.
The once-in-a-lifetime tip was left behind after it continued to apologize to the customer over the weekend for the “slow” service.
He said, ‘It’s okay, I own restaurants and I understand how to be a server. “Thank you for your understanding,” Bauer told The Post on Wednesday.
Bauer said she didn’t realize until his departure that he gave her a tip of $ 2,000 plus a bill of $ 69.01 with a note saying, “Happy Birthday! Keep working hard!”
But she claimed that her enthusiasm quickly turned into disappointment when a manager told her they were unable to process tips over $ 500.
On Wednesday, the restaurant did not respond to a request for comment.
But the restaurant now insists the ordeal was a misunderstanding – and they were unable to tip because the transaction didn’t go through.
“It’s like the bank says to you, ‘Oh, it’s a scam. “We will not do that,” the general manager, who requested anonymity, told KENS.
“If I put a tip of $ 2000 on my account? My bank will deny it. They will deny it. They will deny it because I don’t usually do it; I usually don’t lean that way.”
The general manager said that the customer called later to see if Bauer had received a tip, but the manager had no opportunity to copy his contact information.
“I told him to come back to the store because we couldn’t process the payment. He said, ‘Okay,’ and he hung up right away before I said anything,” the manager said, adding that his number is private.
While the generous dump truck never appeared, the owner said he wanted to remedy the situation.
Bauer previously told The Post that she plans to spend the money on Christmas gifts for her two sons, two years old and 5 months old.
“I was just spending it on them.” Bauer, whose friend was discharged earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said, “We have had such a difficult year.
“I was praying for something like this to happen,” she added.