Lake Worth Waitress: I Got Stiffed By Justin Bieber

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Yep, get your wallet back out.
Ginger didn't recognize the party of six when they sat down at a tiki table and pulled the curtains around them. The Lake Worth waitress was slammed last Wednesday around 9:30 p.m., and she was the only server working.

Immediately, the "group of kids" started giving Ginger trouble. They ordered burritos and hamburgers -- items that are not on the menu of this laid-back eatery, where sand piles beneath the picnic tables and beer is served in plastic cups. (Ginger's employer did not want the restaurant's name published.)

Eventually, the kids ordered tacos, sodas and iced teas. A chef from the kitchen helped Ginger deliver the large order. But the table still wasn't happy. Every time Ginger walked by, "They would scream at me," she says. "Hey, I want this! Hey, I want that! They were yelling at anybody they could get."

Ginger still didn't recognize 17-year-old with the short brown bangs -- but she's not a big Justin Bieber fan anyway. She later learned he was staying at the Four Seasons hotel in Palm Beach.

Wednesday night, he kept his eyes down and didn't make eye contact. "All I can tell you is, he's rude and he's young," Ginger says.

His girlfriend, Selena Gomez --who was in town for a Miami concert-- was "the politest person at the table."

As the busy night wore on, giggly 12-year-old girls starting showing up at the restaurant, begging to get in.Ginger, who now realized she was dealing with a celebrity,chased them off, making sure no one snapped pictures.

Yet Bieber's table complained to the owner about Ginger's service, and "asked if I hated them," she says. (Bieber's publicist did not respond to New Times' request for comment.)

When she dropped off the check for $73, things got ugly. Ginger explained that the credit card machine wasn't working, so the customers would have to pay in cash. Bieber looked up at her for the first time. "Well, you didn't tell us that," he protested.

"Then we looked each other right in the eye, and I'm like, 'Yeah, you're gonna have to pay cash,'" Ginger says.

She explained there was an ATM available, and the owner even gave them a 30 percent discount on the bill. But it didn't matter.

Bieber paid the bill in cash, and collected the change from Ginger. When she returned later to clean up their table, it was mysteriously empty. They did not leave a tip.

"Oh my God, are you kidding me?" she says now. "I just got stiffed by Bieber."

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19 comments
AnonLWFoodie
AnonLWFoodie

Havana used to be good, but now the service is shitty and the food not so great. Still not okay for the kids to act like that, but I have some sympathy. Why would they have one server working on such a busy night? Get it together, HH.

Tiashaffer
Tiashaffer

I feel as if maybe the server should have given better service nd her place of business should have hired more people if it was so busy. It is never acceptable for a server to get smart with a customer no matter what their status. It is your job to stay professional. I am a server myself I know what its like. But the way you wrote his article I probably wouldn't have tipped you either.

Jennifer Rose Criss
Jennifer Rose Criss

i dont believe it one bit... first off Justin isn't that rude.. ask anyone who knows him personally.. second off it says "the kid with brown bangs".. Justin has dirty blond hair and no bangs!!!!!!!!!!! its cut short and spiky now... wow.. smart people and one dumb lieing waitress... this is just sad...

Food server..
Food server..

Perhaps Justin's parents never taught him how to treat people properly and respect people who work for a living

Mr Trim76
Mr Trim76

I think Beiber was really upset that the menus don't have coloring books on them

mike
mike

I beeen to the bar Ginger works at. She is great. Justin seems like a  baby baby baby. grow up kid and pay your bills. your fame and child like looks will only get you so far. besides its known the "gays  30%" grtow up and get a real job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KitKat
KitKat

Credit card machine wasn't working scam is really common in south Florida.The restaurants want to avoid paying taxes. Ginger sounds like a crappy waitress.And customers don't have to tip for crappy ,rushed waitresses!She should have informed the party about the credit card machine being down as soon as the party sat down.Who carries cash around these days? I live in Lake Worth and I don't eat at this place.Fun place to drink,however...

Christi Porter
Christi Porter

I know that Justin Bieber wouldn't be that rude unless there was a purpose to do so. She must have been a bad waitress with not very good manners.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

If you wrote "Waitress got Bieber's stiffy", it would be a totally different story eh?

Riad692010
Riad692010

what's weird is i heard news stories that he cut his hair (i know, who cares)...and he no longer has those bangs...that his hair is spikey and short, etc...but this story mentions bangs....perhaps it wasn't the bieber kid after all?

Trapped in LW
Trapped in LW

Havana Hideout in L Dub not that hard to figure out

Dvjr22
Dvjr22

OMG! I was stiffed by the New Times! I want the last 90 seconds back.

Kennydpt
Kennydpt

Ginger is a total mess, and that place is gross. I'm sure Ginger didn't deserve a tip, she has a rep of being a total bitch and I can back that up!!!

Kennydpt
Kennydpt

I believe you buddy, the lady is a mess. That place is gross, if you would have seen the kitchen you wouldn't have eaten there. Ginger happens to be the sister of the owner, she's a mess too!

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