From the Gay Family Values Facebook page:
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 shitty service. Keep your damn mouth shut and pray we never cross paths again.
I’m guessing the “guest” didn’t pick up on the fact the server had served in the US Marines. I wonder if that would have made a difference.
The total bill was $93.55. No tip whatsoever.
The Huffington Post reminds us that this isn’t new:
Last month, a waiter at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Overland Park, Kan., found that some Christian diners had left on the back of a receipt a shockingly homophobic message — peppered with anti-gay language — in lieu of a tip. Although the diners said his service was “excellent,” the note called his lifestyle an affront to God.
“We hope you will see the tip your fag choices made you lose out on, and plan accordingly,” the note continued, per to the New Civil Rights Movement. “It is never too late for GOD’S love, but none shall be spared for fags. May GOD have mercy on you.”
So, now that we’re tipping based on approval of what we “think” of someone’s “lifestyle” – can folks stiff a waiter for having too many kids? Or for being Christian? Or for being African-American?
How far does this go?