Just weeks after a 20-year-old gay waiter was denied a tip at a Carrabba’s Italian Grill restaurant by a Christian couple because of his sexual orientation, comes news that a similar incident occurred in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
This time, a family with two children stiffed a waitress at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, NJ, leaving no tip on a $93.55 bill. The waitress, identified as Dayna M., sent a photo of the receipt to Have A Gay Day‘s Facebook page, which had a hand-written note on the receipt presumably written by the family. The note read: “sorry I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle & the way you live your life.”
Dayna, a former U.S. Marine, wrote to Have a Gay Day, detailing her encounter with the bigoted family:
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.
If you happen to be in the Bridgewater, New Jersey area, come by and see Dayna at Gallop Asian Bistro!
Dayna later thanked everyone for their kind words and 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.”
UPDATE (11/15/13): Watch Dayna tell her story to ABC News by clicking here.