Customers at a New Jersey restaurant refused to tip a gay Marine-turned-waitress, scrawling on their receipt that they did not “agree with her lifestyle.”
Dayna Morales was offended and hurt by the couple, who had two small children with them, and the note on the receipt wasn’t their only transgression according to her post on Have A Gay Day’s Facebook page.
Along with the image of the receipt which reads in full, “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and the how you live your life,” Morales wrote:
I’m a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, NJ and THIS is what happened to me today…..
The note says “sorry I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle & the way you live your life”
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. 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 sh**ty service. Keep your d*mn mouth shut and pray we never cross paths again.
Here’s the full receipt:
After receiving a lot of supporting comments Dayna replied:
Thanks everyone for your support – it took every fiber of my being not to spit in their food and say something. (Not gonna lie if kids weren’t there it would of been a totally different story).
Often times when receipts are shared publicly like this the employer isn’t happy about it. This wasn’t the case with the owners of Gallop Asian Bistro as they stated the following:
Dayna is one of our absolute best servers working here at Gallop. We as a team were deeply hurt by the events that transpired. I myself as the General Manager took it personal as my team treats each other like a family. I made sure that Dayna was compensated for the tip, as for emotionally I wish there was much more I could do. One thing I can say is that people of that woman’s kind business is not welcome here at Gallop, and I can assure you that if they decide to dine here again that they will be turned away.
Gallop Asian Bistro
I can confirm this story as accurate. It is very sad that there are individuals in this world that don’t understand that people are people. Red, black, white, blue, straight, gay, bi, it makes no matter. Their heart beats, the bleed, and they hurt. What happened was appalling. And I would stand behind any of my employees in a situation such as this.