A man was left out of pocket after accidentally handing a pizza delivery man a 140 percent tip – but he says he doesn’t regret it.
After a few drinks with a friend, the pair got hungry and decided to order a pizza to halt the munchies.
He says he paid by credit card after ordering online but forgot that he had already paid when he spotted the delivery driver had arrived.
Walking outside with the cash, the man handed the delivery driver $30 for the pizza and a 20pc tip for him after forgetting that he had already paid for it.
“The driver was about in his mid 30’s, barely spoke English and he was driving a beat-up car.
“He said “thank you!” very enthusiastically which made me realize in about 2 seconds that I just gave him double the money for the order, which he would obviously receive as a tip.
“I was about to admit my mistake and ask for the money back… before I saw his reaction while he was walking to his car.
“He had a smile from ear to ear like he found the cure for Covid or struck gold or something.
“He even did this little mini jump before he hopped into his car.
“I’m not exactly Bill Gates, I still have debts to pay, but I’m glad I f* up to help someone who needed the money more than I did.”
It turns out he had paid him for the pizza twice and tipped him twice – making it one expensive pizza.
Especially as he paid for two pizzas but only received one.
He added: “Anyways, I felt pretty dumb after, but the joy I saw in that man-made my week.
“Not a very interesting story, but it was pretty cool for me, as my Dad moved to Canada from across the world with only a bike and a few hundred bucks.
“TL;DR Paid double for a pizza by being drunk. No regrets. Ok… little to no regrets.”
After posting about the incident on Reddit forum “Today I F* Up”, one former delivery driver joked: “I remember every one of you guys who tipped way beyond your means due to alcohol.
“I carry the stories and my gratitude is immeasurable.”
A second person added: “As a poor person, I’ve never really regretted it. I’ll be like, “Oh no, I needed that money.” But then I’m like, “They probably needed that money too, so whatever.”