A waitress and former Marine working at the Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, N.J., received a surprising but nasty tip on a $93.55 bill earlier this week.
Instead of leaving 20 percent, the family who racked up the bill and were apparently shocked by their waitress’ short hair (they hinted that she looked like a boy) left this:
“I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I don’t agree with your lifestyle & how you live your life.”
Now, Dayna Morales is speaking out about her recent experience with homophobia and the family (whose freedom she once protected as a Marine) who disapprove of her sexual orientation.
Morales expressed her disgust over the incident in her email to Have A Gay Day. The email, later posted to the site’s Facebook page, read:
I am THOROUGHLY offended mad pissed off and hurt that THIS is what her kids will grow up learning and that I served in the Marines to keep ignorant people like them free. Sorry lady but I don’t agree with YOUR lifestyle and the way you’re raising your kids but you didn’t see me throwing that in your face and giving you shitty service. Keep your damn mouth shut and pray we never cross paths again.
Naturally, Facebook users offered their support to Morales and denounced the hurtful act:
“As a member of the heterosexual community, I beg your forgiveness for these ignorant people,” wrote one person. “I always tip 15% to 20% no matter who my server is, what my server does out side of the place is none of my business,” wrote another.
According to the Huffington Post, neither Morales nor a representative for Gallop Asian Bistro was immediately available for further comment.
But as we’ve learned, Morales may actually be the one in trouble for posting the receipt. That’s exactly what happened to a waitress at Red Lobster a few months ago, after she received a racial epithet on her receipt and was let go from her position for making the receipt public.
Cold world. We’re sending positive energy Morales’ way.
SOURCE: Huffington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook