A customer went viral on TikTok after revealing that he was forced to leave a 10% tip to the robots who prepared his drink.
In a video with over 1.2 million views, content creator Aptin filmed The Tipsy Robot in Las Vegas, a bar where all drinks are made by robots.
Looking through his account, he found that it included a 10% service charge. “Normally I wouldn’t mind an automatic 10% tip for making my drink, but you’re a robot,” Aptin said in the clip.
Then the video showed two robotic hands in the process of creating mixed cocktails.
According to TikToker, there is “no way to opt out,” meaning customers have no choice but to tip bots. Disappointed, he also added that the ice cream machine broke down, and his drink came without ice.
TikTok reacted to the fact that customers are forced to tip robots
In the comments, many TikTok users spoke in detail about their thoughts about automatic prompts.
“I would absolutely complain about automatic tipping. This contradicts the views of my culture on the value of tips,” said one of the users.
“I refuse to spend money on a company that requires automatic tips,” another added. “Reminds me of the “convenience fee” when buying tickets online,” said a third.
“I wouldn’t go there if I had to pay mandatory tips to robots. This goes beyond the scope,” someone else commented.
Others joked about the situation.
“If you don’t tip, the robot lords will remember,” one user joked. “They will remember this during the robot uprising,” another joked.
“Better give this advice, bro, I don’t like what the Terminator movies were talking about,” wrote a third.
This is just the latest tip-related video taken on TikTok after a DoorDash driver recorded himself bumping into customers who didn’t leave tips.