What if times are tough and delivering pizza is the best job you can get?
Does that make you less of a man?
Apparently it does in some peoples eyes.
The situation began Saturday, when Palace Pizza delivery guy Jarrid Tansey delivered $42 worth of pizzas and drinks to the dealership. He was paid $50 in two $20s and two $5s, said Palace Pizza manager Adam Willoughby.
Having worked for tips, I can tell you if someone pays a $42 bill the way they did, I would assume it was a tip too. $45 for the bill and $5 plus the change for a tip. That's about what I'd expect most folks to tip on that amount. $2 and change would be too small of a tip, adding an extra $5 would make it about right.When he returned from the delivery, someone from the car dealership called Willoughby, asking for the driver to return with change -- roughly $7 and some coins.
Even if I messed up and gave the guy too much, I wouldn't call his boss to complain. I wouldn't blame the delivery guy for pocketing a tip. That's how they make their living. One other thing I wouldn't do is make him come back out to bring me my change. IF and I mean by some unlikely course of events IF he had to bring my change back, I wouldn't belittle him for an honest mistake, that happened because I over paid him.
One other thing I wouldn't do: I wouldn't take the footage from the security camera of my coworkers mocking him and post it on the internet. I wouldn't do any of those things.
Which is why I shouted YES at my computer screen when I read this story and saw the video.
Pizza delivery guy gets insulted, Internet gets revenge
Amanda Rogers, a former waitress, was so moved after seeing Tansey's video on LiveLeak, she called the pizza shop to find out the driver's name so she could send him a check.
"For them to call him back over money he should've received anyway," Rogers said, "I decided to take it one step further."
"Why not get the kid more than he deserves?" she said.
Rogers set up the fundraising page for Tansey. It's entitled "Get Jarrid his tip money!"
Many are leaving donations in $7 increments, the amount Tansey drove back to return to the dealership. One commenter wrote, "You are a good example of someone treating people the way you want to be treated."
Rogers, who was a stranger to Tansey and his wife before this all started, said she hopes the response would prove that, "people are actually nice out there."Good on Amanda Rogers. Good on everyone who sent Jared a couple of extra bucks to make up for the lot lizards of the world.