- A South African man recently uploaded a video rant after being told he was not allowed to tip a hardworking petrol attendant
- In his post, he explains how he had tried to tip the attendant when he was told that the manager at the gas station did not allow it
- His video tweet received widespread attention from tweeps who shared in his frustration
A South African man recently posted a video in which he is visibly upset. In the post made by Josh Dylan on Twitter, he explains how he had tried to tip a petrol attendant at a local petrol station when he was told that it wasn't allowed.
In the one-minute-long rant, Josh retells how the petrol attendant had done a stellar job pouring his petrol and checking his oil. Ever-grateful for the great service, Josh asked the man to add an R10 tip to his bill.
The petrol attendant, much to Josh's annoyance, explained how the owner of the station did not allow any of the petrol attendants to be tipped by customers. Josh then angrily mentions how the owner/manager of the station drove around in an expensive luxury car while he was depriving the less fortunate petrol attendants of making a little extra money while on the job.
In the clip, which you can watch below, he also calls on fellow South Africans to help him find a way around not being able to tip petrol attendees.
Here are some of the comments made by locals who were in agreement with Josh.
"I had this at McDonald's.The lady was so helpful, I was not having a good day and was on my phone and she made sure my meal was not touched. I insisted on tipping her and she had to call the manager as there are cameras and can't afford to lose her job, I had to explain why I wanted to tip her."
"Can we just normalise cash tips! Restaurant and filling station owners aren’t as kind as patrons when it comes to their staff."
In similar Briefly.co.za news, Kayla Katlego shared her inspirational story in the Facebook group #ImStaying. She revealed that she had stopped at a garaged near Killarney Mall with an empty fuel tank. After the petrol attendant had filled her tank she gave him her credit card but he apologised and said that they don't accept American Express cards.
Another customer asked her what was wrong and Kayla told her. The kind woman offered to pay for her fuel which shocked Kayla completely. She was extremely grateful. To understand why Kayla was so moved by the amazing gesture is that she had a bad experience and this caused her not to trust people around her.
The kind lady had restored her faith in humanity and gave her an #ImStaying moment. Here is her full story:
"So I finally had my I'm staying moment and as a person who is always the giver, it was so strange that my mind still hasn't processed it yet. So after my mother being duped by a developer both financially, structurally and material quality-wise, I had to replace the entire roof of her 330 square m house."
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