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Anti-Gay no tip turns out to be a scam?

Posted by on Dec. 3, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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Waitress who received alleged anti-gay receipt suspended pending investigation

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The New Jersey waitress who claimed she received an anti-gay message in lieu of a tip has been suspended pending an investigation.

Dayna Morales, a waitress at the Gallop Asian Bistro restaurant in Bridgewater, N.J., said that a couple who ate at the restaurant paid their bill but left no tip, saying "I'm sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life." Morales is gay.

However, the couple later came forward and provided their copy of the receipt to counter Morales' charges, along with a copy of the credit card statement indicating that the tip had been included. Now, the restaurant has suspended Morales pending its investigation into her conduct.

"Ms. Morales is currently not on our employee schedule while we are still working to complete our investigation," the restaurant wrote on its Facebook page.

Both the husband and the wife who ate the meal strongly protested the allegation that they left an anti-gay "tip," with the wife noting that she is left-handed and does not write like the receipt indicates, and the husband saying he did not vote for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie because of his opposition to gay marriage. Morales, in turn, has said the handwriting is not hers.

In the wake of the incident, Morales has drawn criticism from her co-workers. Morales, an ex-Marine, was reportedly discharged from the Reserve Corps in May under conditions other than honorable for failing to attend drills.

by on Dec. 3, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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mickstinator
by on Dec. 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM

I heard about this. Such a disgusting ploy for attention, especially considering the fact that this exact thing has happened to waiters and waitresses. 

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Dec. 3, 2013 at 10:12 AM

 Exactly!  I am all for calling attention to bad behavior, but only if it actually happens!

Quoting mickstinator:

I heard about this. Such a disgusting ploy for attention, especially considering the fact that this exact thing has happened to waiters and waitresses. 

 

Nighttiger
by Ashley on Dec. 3, 2013 at 12:10 PM
Sad.
trfgirl56701
by Melissa on Dec. 3, 2013 at 1:02 PM

It's just sad that she felt like she had to lie like that to get attention. The few stories like this really make people in the service industry look bad.

cjsmom1
by Platinum Member on Dec. 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM
This is what I was thinking. What's worse is she played up the victim card and people donated thousands of dollars to her.

Quoting mickstinator:

I heard about this. Such a disgusting ploy for attention, especially considering the fact that this exact thing has happened to waiters and waitresses. 

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