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A New Jersey couple is reportedly disputing a story that made headlines nationwide about a gay waitress who was left a note criticizing her "lifestyle" instead of a tip, claiming their receipt shows they did leave a tip and didn't write the note.
Dayna Morales, an ex-Marine and server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, said she received the offensive note on a November 13 receipt. "I'm sorry but I cannot tip because I don't agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life,” the message read.
NBCNewYork.com reports that the couple, who asked to remain anonymous, contacted the station after the story went viral and produced a receipt that was apparently printed at the same time, on the same date, for the same amount. The couple told NBC NewYork.com they believe their receipt was used for a hoax. The husband said he didn't vote for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie because the governor opposes same-sex marriage.
"Never would a message like that come from us," he said.
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Report: Family says they tipped gay waitress, didn't leave note about 'lifestyle'
To those so quick to defend the gay rights - next time think before you jump.edit on 26-11-2013 by Fraudfinder because: (no reason given)
How is any gay person oppressed? They're not segregated, they're not poor (lots of them are pretty wealthy here in nyc), they're not hungry - I mean really, how are they oppressed?
Seems to me like they're asking for privileges, not rights.
reply to post by mikeone718
Well, next time someone wants to oppress your rights, I guess I won't bother standing up to defend you. I only do that for people who have a heart, like I do.
Making up stories to make people sympathetic and/or cause more hate.
Where have we seen that before?
I'm really glad the couple came forward, and proved this wrong. We don't need anymore hate being spread.
Where is the oppression however? Everyone needs to agree with you and your ideas but I'm unpleasant.
reply to post by Helious
I don't believe that's right at all. Crap like that is what allows criminal organizations to conduct business with impunity, at unimaginable costs to families all over the world.
As somebody who has spent a lifetime working in restaurants, I can say this about the situation. Many things happen on a daily basis when you wait tables or tend bar, you interact with some of the very best and very worst people every day and in order to do your job properly, consistently and with pride, you must keep your composure no matter what and have thick skin.
It's not a job for everyone and if you let a note on a receipt bother you so much that you break the confidence of your employer (and guest) by posting that online, I don't think that your cut out for it, at all. Two things you don't do in that line of work, bring outside problems in and bring inside problems out.
Regardless of sexual orientation, I feel that the action of posting that guest check on social media speaks to low moral character. The higher road would have been to brush it off (if it did happen at all) move on to the next table with a smile and retain her employers and guests confidentiality.
Psychological and emotional abuse doesn't qualify as oppression?