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Vice President Mike Pence has been accused of undertipping after his alleged receipt was shared on social media.
A Twitter user claimed that the Republican politician had only tipped a few dollars after a visit to a cafe.
Sachin Chheda tweeted a picture of the unverified receipt and said: “Here’s the character of these people.
“A friend’s friend works at a restaurant that served @Mike_Pence at lunch today. He tipped $5 on $45 bill.
“This is who these people are. Remember that, always.”
He later added: “The issue here is that he should be shamed for undertipping.”
The vice president allegedly ordered two chipotle chicken sandwiches, ginger ale and two hot chocolates.
In another reply, Chheda said: “The minimum wage for servers is $8-something in Beaver Creek, where this restaurant is.
“...Any good person would have tipped at least $9-$10 on this bill. That’s what this is about.”
Here’s the character of these people.
A friend’s friend works at a restaurant that served @Mike_Pence at lunch t… https://t.co/bWjKA6kjBj — Sachin Chheda (@Sachin Chheda)
Twitter users reacted to the viral claim, with one working out what they believe Pence should have tipped.
@skchheda @Mike_Pence This is how the math works people: 44.25 bill, round up to 45; 10% is 4.50, x 2 for 20% means… https://t.co/kvP2OyJqNI — klee (@klee)
Some were also angry due to the impact of the pandemic of the hospitality industry.
@skchheda @richardmarx @Mike_Pence This is a shitty tip at any time. But now? During a pandemic? That he exacerbate… https://t.co/Obeod6G7Gh — Eden Riegel (@Eden Riegel)
@skchheda @Mike_Pence Hey @VP, a 10% tip is NEVER enough [unless you have valid reason to complain]. We are in an e… https://t.co/PD68ToSW9V — Alice It's A New Day 🇺🇸 (@Alice It's A New Day 🇺🇸)
Others agreed that the alleged actions demonstrate the true character of a tipper.
@skchheda @MrRaulJenkins @Mike_Pence This speaks so much about a person. Unless you’ve waited tables you’re not going to get it. — csd (@csd)
@skchheda @Mike_Pence How a person treats servers can be very revealing of their character — the future is looking bright (@the future is looking bright)
A few claimed it showed inherent problems with the tipping system.
@skchheda @Mike_Pence Tipping in general is terrible. Servers should be paid a living wage instead of having to earn tips — Thomas Paine, Common Sense (@Thomas Paine, Common Sense)
I used to work in a conservative community as a bartender and server. These people fight to eliminate minimum wages… https://t.co/tH2U5HCZaQ — Probably Unhelpful (@Probably Unhelpful)
However, some social media users defended Pence’s alleged tip for the meal.
@skchheda @Mike_Pence Hey I’m no fan of Mike Pence, but 12.5% (always tip on the pre-tax subtotal) doesn’t seem unr… https://t.co/nS9T8jNXEe — Candid Observer (@Candid Observer)
The vice president is reportedly on holiday in Colorado.