Tipping culture is a popular discussion topic on TikTok. Usually, the videos that spark this discussion have to do with tipping for services many believe customers should not tip for, like self-serve frozen yogurt shops.
A TikToker, Jake (@tatertot_lover), seemed to mock tipping culture and the conversation surrounding it in a video that went viral but has since been deleted. Jake claimed in the TikTok that he was asked to tip after signing a liability waiver at his local swimming pool.
"Person at the front desk of the pool made me sign a waiver in case I *unalived* in the pool and then turned the iPad around and asked if I wanted to add a tip," text overlay on the video reads. "Tipping culture is getting out of control."
Jake is wearing a "fitness and wellness" shirt and is seemingly at a gym pool in the video, indicating Jake might be a worker at the gym.
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While the video is likely a joke, many commenters took it at face value.
"I agree only hard labor and food industry should really take tips," one commenter wrote.
"You did more work than them you deserve a tip from them," another said.
"Are you 'unalive' serious?" another questioned, taking aim at the "waiver" specifically. "Absolutely stupid requirements to swim."
Others pointed out the video is a joke.
"It’s a joke bud," one commenter wrote.
"I’ve already seen this exact video this is copied word for word," another alleged.
The Daily Dot has reached out to Jake via TikTok comment.