A guys walks into a bar. Gets some grub. Closes out his tab. The “tip” for his server? “You can stand to loose a few pounds.” Yep, misspelled and all.
The victim? Victoria Liss, a bartender in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle. The offender? Andrew Meyer, who left the $0 tip for his pork taco and chips and dip. Oh, by the way, he was on a date that night. What a lucky lady!
In an interview with The Stranger, Liss said the restaurant's copy of the credit card receipt Meyer left had a "'0' written in the tip line and the 'P.S. You could stand to loose [sic] a few pounds' added just to boost my self esteem.”
Apparently, Meyer didn’t know who he was dealing with, because Liss immediately posted Meyer’s receipt to her Facebook page, prompting her friends to retaliate online. In just a few days, Meyer’s name was tweeted thousands of times with all sorts of nasty comebacks and links to multiple blog posts calling him out on his act. Liss’ friends claimed they found Meyer’s picture, phone number, and work address, so you can only imagine the volume of hate mail the guy received.
Unfortunately, most of those comments were directed to the wrong Andrew Meyer. Once again, Liss took to her Facebook, this time to apologize. "I need glasses, I put up the picture of the wrong guy," she posted.
So then, let’s try this again. The victim? The wrong Andrew Meyer (perhaps more than one -- it's a pretty popular name after all). The offender? Victoria Liss, a bartender and avid Facebook user. What do you think -- who's the guilty party here?
And what's your biggest online oops?