At restaurants, the wait staff tries to do extra-creative things in order to learn larger tips. Maybe they crack jokes while reading you the specials or they just provide excellent service. Tay always writes “thank you” with a smiley face on the check to earn 18% of the bill or higher in tips.
Tay treats all of her customers the same. She didn’t think she was going to be sending off any signals by writing “thank you” with a smiley face when she was serving a group of men. She overheard one of them misinterpret the note to think that Tay wanted him. She just wants your money, dude!