As a waitress for a good chunk of my 20s I learned to bite my tongue when old men called me “honey” or “sweetie,” or when folks offered the hackneyed advice to grow out my hair, but if what happened to Dayna Morales, a former Marine and waitress, had happened to me, I likely would have gone berserk and lost my job that day.
Dayna, a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, N.J., waited on a family with their two kids, who rang up a pretty hefty $93 bill, but rather than tip their server they left Dayna a nasty little note that read, “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I don’t agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life,” according to the receipt Dayna posted on Have a Gay Day’s Facebook page.
The mom in the family took issue with Dayna’s appearance from the start, Dayna wrote on Have a Gay Day, according to The Gaily Grind.
“NEVER in a million years did I think this would happen,” Dayna wrote. “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!"
She went on to express her outrage at the presumptuous, close-minded mother of two.
“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,” Dayna wrote. “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.”
Since posting the nasty note on Facebook Dayna has received loads of positive support. “You all have put the BIGGEST smile on my face tonight and made me realize that there are more good people in the world than bad,” Dayna wrote on Facebook.
Intolerance is a hell of an excuse to be a cheapskate. What would you have done if you received the tip that Dayna got?