A $93.55 check netted one New Jersey waitress an unexpected tip. Former Marine Dayna Morales, a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, got no money for the service she gave one family, but a note that read, “I’m sorry I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and the way you live your life.”
In an email Morales sent to the Facebook page, Have A Gay Day, she writes:
NEVER in a million years did I think this would happen. Not only was it a family with two kids, but as I introduce myself and tell them my name is Dayna – the mom proceeds to look at me and say “oh I thought you were gonna say your name is Dan. You sure surprised us!”
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.
Morales spoke by phone today with The New Civil Rights Movement. She says that while the experience “sucked,” the management at Gallop Asian Bistro has stood by her. “We’re really more of a big family here,” she said, proudly and genuinely. Morales also said she really appreciates all the support that has come rolling in.
The Facebook post alone has over 4000 “likes” and has been shared over 1100 times in less than 24 hours.
Just last month a waiter at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Overland Park, Kansas, suffered a similar experience when a Christian couple left him no tip, but a note that read:
Thank you for your service, it was excellent. That being said, we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to GOD. Queers do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours. We hope you will see the tip your fag choices made you lose out on, and plan accordingly. It is never too late for GOD’S love, but none shall be spared for fags. May GOD have mercy on you.
Image via Have A Gay Day’s Facebook page
Hat tip: Huffington Post
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