In a TikTok posted on Nov. 14, @arjunloll shows someone selecting the “no tip” option when checking out on a Square register.
“When he takes you for coffee but doesn’t tip,” he wrote in the video’s overlay text. @arjunloll captioned the video with the red flag emoji. The TikTok has been viewed over 3 million times.
Some commenters were surprised that people tip when they get coffee.
“Tip?” wrote @iliterallydontcar3. “The coffee is already $5.”
“Normalize hitting ‘No Tip,'” commented @ddeming8.
Even baristas weighed in: “As a coffee barista, there’s no need to tip,” wrote @stfujoseph.
“Being a barista i feel we deserve tips,” wrote @mirandarrados.
Others criticized tipping as a custom.
“Why [are] Americans so obsessed with tipping,” wrote @zahraasena.
“The tipping culture in the US is ridiculous. Pay your workers to do their job,” commented @leoloverrr. “It shouldn’t be on us to pay for our meals and their employees.”
Still, some viewers were with @arjunloll, saying customers should always tip service workers.
“Guys tip,” wrote @iamshweta96. “[It’s] been an extremely hard year for service workers.”
“Nah y’all gotta tip if you can afford it,” said @nancytoledo94.
The Daily Dot has reached out to @arjunloll and Square.
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