Hilarious Notes Left For Restaurant Staff On Restaurant Receipts

By: Lisa Lee | Published: Nov 17, 2023

Gratuity doesn’t necessarily have to come in hard cash. Sometimes customers can leave a lovely word that will make their server’s day. Usually, at least in the United States, gratuity after a meal comes as a tip—leaving a little extra money for the people who waited on you. Unfortunately, some people take the word “tip” literally and insist on leaving rude comments for their waiter.

But sometimes, restaurants have messages for their customers. These receipt notes will have you howling with laughter or raging—depending on whether you’ve ever worked in the service industry. So sit back, relax, and enjoy as we serve you up a hot plate of sass.

Going By My Pseudonym

Either this guy is a sly prankster, or he had the misfortune to be born under Mr. and Mrs. Teeth, the world’s cruelest parents. It’s not the most sophisticated prank, but it gets the job done. It’s certainly visually evocative when you think about it.



Maybe this guy was down to his last $20 and hoping the card transaction would bounce. We’re not sure if that’s how card payments work, but maybe he thought it was worth a try. At least Mr. B. Teeth left a decent tip for his waitress.


Quite The Namesake

Assuming this is the manager or waiter’s name, and he was anything like his namesake, he’d probably demand a hefty tip from his customers—something in the ballpark of 1,000%, most likely. His customers likely wouldn’t receive their food, either.


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However, since this is Jong-un(happy), perhaps his customers were treated to a delightful time and delicious sticky Korean barbeque, albeit by a man with a long face. Either way, the staff at Koreana sure have a strange sense of humor. 

Just The Tip Of The Issue

In America, the tipping rate is anywhere from 15% to 25%, but a waiter or waitress really has to mess up to get a tip this low. It seems this customer wants to offer their two cents over the way they were treated during their meal—quite literally. 



While it’s a witty comment, it’s a shame that the waiting staff will have their pay deducted for what the customer perceived as slow-moving chefs—unless tips are shared between the whole restaurant. They even left a little wink to show their icy-cold contempt. Brutal!

Look Who Came A-Callin’

While some customers can live up to the name sometimes, this person chose to sign themselves out as ol’ Lucifer himself. Perhaps he’s decided to check the world out for himself and see how his evil plan is panning out.



At least he won’t be so bothered by slow service during the busy hours—his workplace must be bustling with having to handle all the evil souls in human history. We don’t know what kind of food he ordered, but we’re willing to bet that he slurped his drink and ate with his mouth wide open.

An Iconic Sign Off

This customer was clearly a doodler and a nice guy to boot. He left an incredible drawing of a crescent moon overlooking a skyscraper. Given the shape of that tower, we’re guessing this was drawn in a Seattle-based restaurant.


Considering this was produced in the short amount of time it took for the server to drop it off and collect the payment, it’s quite an impressive feat. We bet this customer is some kind of pro-animator or cartoonist. If they weren’t, we hope they considered a career in the field.


Making A Stink About The Bill

The staff at this pizza place seem to take their hygiene very seriously, having charged this customer for the flatulence committed on their property. We’re not entirely sure they can do that, but they did. They’re so meticulous they even recorded the number of times it happened.


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The customer must have made quite the stink over this. We only wonder how they knew this particular customer was at fault. It seems a little unfair, especially since they’re handling cheese—and especially because one of the staff could have done it.


No Momma

Everyone has a different body shape, and sometimes, it’s not easy to tell. Our best advice in this situation is just “try not to use the P-word if you can help it.” It will save you—and the person you offend—a lot of hurt in the long run.


While chowing down on a serving meant for two people can occasionally be a cathartic, indulgent experience, it probably doesn’t warrant comment from the person who serves you. Whether this was body shaming or a genuine mistake, the customer’s response was hilarious.


An Irrational Customer

Only true math savants will get this one right away. We can’t tell if it’s a demonstration of genius or hubris, but we suspect it sparked an interesting conversation—we hope that the customer explained their work, at the very least. 



Upon seeing their bill, this customer realized that the difference between their base bill and $30 was the first three digits of pi—3.14, which they wrote in the tip line. Is this a brilliant ice-breaker for nerds or a clever way to avoid paying the full tip? You decide!


A Discount For Good Kids

While having to take care of unruly young ones might seem like a toll all by itself, it’s nice to see a restaurant cut these kids’ parents some slack. We can imagine the restaurant giving these parents a discount for their kids, having exemplified good manners even while other kids were going wild.


Who said it never pays to be nice? All that hard work and patience paid off! It may only be a small amount, but it’s heartwarming to see the restaurant give this family a discount for their kids’ good behavior.