Reddit Was Furious About This Delivery Driver Tip Fiasco. Here's Why

If you're a passionate Redditor, you probably already know of Reddit's "Am I The A******" community. If you're new to the world of Reddit, "Am I The A******" — AITA, as the acronym goes — is a subreddit dedicated to one and one thing only: to decide, once and for all, whether you've been in the wrong in a particular situation. The subreddit describes itself as: "A catharsis for the frustrated moral philosopher in all of us, and a place to finally find out if you were wrong in an argument that's been bothering you."

So that's exactly what one student decided to do after a rude encounter with a pizza delivery guy. In the thread, u/Ihavegoodideas_ wrote that he had ordered a pizza and offered the pizza delivery guy $12 as what he thought was a generous tip for a bill of $23. To his surprise, the delivery guy thought that the 50% tip wasn't enough, as he would only have $3 left over after paying for gas. He told the delivery guy that he was a university student who had lost his job and so was in a cash crunch himself.

Nevertheless, the delivery guy remained adamant about wanting a bigger tip and so the customer told him, "give [me] the money and I'll go get you a different amount." Instead, the customer took the tip from the delivery guy and shut the door, telling the delivery guy, "that's your a** hole tax now f off." After about five minutes of shouting, the delivery guy finally gave up and walked away, without any tip.

Reddit finally passed its judgment on the case

After asking his friends, who all mixed feelings about the situation, u/Ihavegoodideas_ came to the AITA community for a moral judgment on his behavior and the case. Some Redditors found the delivery guy's behavior to be extremely bizarre and one person wondered, "What delivery driver wants more than a 50% tip? What magic land is this set in?"

@ans_89 said that the university student definitely wasn't an a****** as "tipping is optional but it certainly not required." They added that most wouldn't tip more than 10% so a 50% tip was more than generous. Community members also wondered how the pizza delivery guy had calculated $9 for gas and why it was the customer's concern, as he would have been compensated for gas by his employer. Some users thought that the incident didn't actually happen. One ex-pizza delivery guy said that nobody would turn down a 50% tip and so the story was probably all fiction.

AITA's rules require that people: "Tell us about any non-violent conflict you have experienced; give us both sides of the story, and find out if you're right, or you're the a**hole." After hearing about the delivery driver tip fiasco, the subreddit finally passed its judgment: The university student was in the clear and it was the delivery guy who was wrong.