A group of friends and I (20F) spontaneously decided to go to a sushi restaurant, the six of us all paying separately. The waitress was weirdly cold and bitchy the whole time. At the end, she came around to each person so we could pay individually. She brought the payment screen around to the first two people (20M and 20F).
They paid for their initial meal costs. Then each time the tipping screen came up, the waitress deliberately turned the screen around to face the entire table, so that all six of us could see what the others were tipping.
It was totally an attempt to peer pressure everyone to tip high, so we wouldn’t look stingy or poor in front of our friends. The choices were 25%, 30%, and 35%. Both our first two friends seemed taken aback at how it was handled and my one friend muttered “oh wow,” and both selected 35% definitely out of peer pressure.