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Bartender Who Famously Shamed A Nasty Non-Tipper Got Wrong Guy

<p>The receipt that started it all. </p>
Victoria Liss

The receipt that started it all.

Don't "drunk dial" an old lover.

Double check the "To" address before sending an email about your incompetent boss.

And if someone really ticks you off, sleep on it before posting about what happened. You might decide in the morning that it's best left unsaid.

That last bit of advice comes to mind with the story of a Seattle bartender who exposed a "nasty non-tipper" on her Facebook page and mistakenly identified the wrong guy — causing headaches not only for him but for her as well.

In case you haven't heard yet, bartender Victoria Liss really didn't like it when a customer named Andrew Meyer left no tip and wrote on the credit card receipt that "P.S. You culd [sic] stand to looze [sic] a few pounds."

So Liss went on her Facebook page and posted not only a photo of the offensive receipt, but also a photo of a guy who she thought was the Andrew Meyer who insulted her. Her account went viral.

But she had the wrong guy.

The Andrew Meyer she ID'd lives in Texas and has been getting hate emails. Now Liss, as ABC News says, has posted her profuse apologies and says "I have been hiding in bed with the covers over my head for 2 days so upset for the Wrong Andrew Meyers getting hate mail. I still feel so sick over it."

Seattle's Big Blog went to the restaurant, Bimbo's Cantina, where this all started. Liss wasn't working the bar downstairs, known as the Cha Cha Lounge, and other staffers didn't want to talk about what happened. But they were attentive, prompt and polite, the blog reports — and got a 27 percent tip for their service.

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Mark Memmott
Mark Memmott is NPR's supervising senior editor for Standards & Practices. In that role, he's a resource for NPR's journalists – helping them raise the right questions as they do their work and uphold the organization's standards.