Earlier this week, a server at a restaurant in Bridgewater, NJ looked at a check to see that the family she had just served completely stiffed her on the tip. And the awful thing was the reason the diner wrote on the check: "I'm sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life."
Server Dayna Morales sent the check to Have a Gay Day, which posted the offensive check on their Facebook page. Morales, who works at Gallop Asian Bistro, also revealed that when she got to their table, "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!'"
Morales, who has served in the U.S. Marine Corps, never told the customers that she was gay. She told Have a Gay Day, "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."
She shared her shock with WABC 7, explaining, "It wasn't he said, she said. They actually wrote it, proof they said it."
The restaurant's manager told NBC New York, "We don't tolerate discrimination of any kind. Those customers are not welcome here. We support Dayna 100 percent. She's a wonderful person and a wonderful server, and we are extremely proud of her and the way she handled this situation."
Morales said on Facebook, "Thanks everyone for your support—it took very 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)."