Meth Is an Inappropriate Tip in Any Situation

View of tonnes of chemicals to produce synthetic drugs inside a clandestine processing laboratory discovered in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Jalisco State, on February 09, 2012. More than 40.000 people have been killed in rising drug-related violence in Mexico since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed soldiers and federal police to take on organized crime. AFP PHOTO/Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

In parts of far Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, it can sometimes be acceptable to slide someone a little weed when they do you a favor. This laissez-faire attitude, however, does not extend to all situations, nor to pretty much any other drugs. And it is certainly not appropriate to tip a server with an envelope full of methamphetamine. A couple dining at the Twisted Fish Steakhouse in Seaside, Oregon, forgot this bit of under-the-table etiquette when they first tried to pay their check with a gift card, then later offered her an envelope full of meth with a question mark drawn on it, The Oregonian reports. Offended and stiffed, the waitress immediately called the police, who arrested the couple. “We’re not a little dive bar or hole in the wall. We’re a classy place,” the manager later huffed. But don’t tip with meth at a dive bar either.