A nursing student working few days a week in a Nashville, Tennessee Red Lobster says she was surprised when a couple in their 20â˛s wrote in the tip section of their receipt, ânone n*gger.â 19-year old Toni Christina Jenkins posted a photo of the receipt to her Facebook page, writing, âThis is what I got as a tip last nightâŚso happy to live in the proud southern states..God Bless America, land of the free and home of the low class racists of Tennessee.â
After Gawker and other media outlets caught wind of the story, some have questioned if it really happened, suggesting she wrote the slur herself. Other cite the handwriting in the tip area as different from the signature.
But Jenkins also wrote of Facebook that âNews 2 is on the job!,â and later, âIâm not reading anymore post or answering anyone else direct messages..Iâm now getting harassed about the validity of the receipt. If u know me u know how to reach me.â
Jenkins told Londonâs Daily Mail, âI donât get tips all the time. I really donât care cause God is my provider I donât worry about tips.â
âThey were extremely rude, but I introduced myself to them and they didnât respond. When I came to take their orderm they simply told me they wanted their food and to put everything in a to-go box. I offered them dessert but they told me abruptly that they just wanted the check.â
âWhen I went back to the table they had gone and left the receipt and had written the comments.â
âItâs all very surprising to me. When I posted it I thought it might get a few âlikesâ from friends and family. People praying for me, that kind of thing. I didnât think it would escalate this quickly. I am just a 19-year-old nursing student.â
This is just horrible. Some people are just disgusting!