Dayna Morales is a former Marine and a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Morales recently had an unfortunate run-in with a customer who didn’t approve of her gay “lifestyle”.
Even before providing service to the customer, upon approaching the table to take the order the customer greeted her with “Oh, I thought you were gonna say your name is Dan. You sure surprised us!”
Morales, who sports a short hair cut, was not only shocked by the initial comment, but also the note that was left on the tip line of the customer’s credit card receipt. The woman had a few not so nice words to say, instead of leaving a tip on her $93.55 bill:
“I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.”
Morales sent the receipt to “Have a Gay Day” Facebook, writing:
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.
Thankfully the management at Gallop Asian Bistro stuck up for their employee. The Bistro’s manager told NBC 4 New York that they do not tolerate discrimination in their restaurant and the patrons are no longer welcome.
“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.”