Yeah, but that's a really hateful 18 dollars! (Screengrab via NBC News 4 New York)
Well, this is disconcerting. It appears that when gay waitress Dayna Morales claimed a family left her a hateful, homophobic note on a restaurant receipt explaining that they were withholding her tip because they didn't agree with her lifestyle, she may have made the whole thing up.
A couple that claims to have been the diners who filled out that receipt came forward to NBC News 4 New York with their copy, revealing not only did they not write the hostile note, but they did in fact tip Morales, and they presented their credit card statement which reflects the full amount including tip.
And they even tipped her pretty well! 19.2%. Yeah it's not the full 20, but 19.2 is not a bigot tip. Bigots never go above 15.
So this is....good news? That there's one less cheap, bigoted family dining at Asian bistros in Jersey? Bad news? That stories like this one might be making it easier for claims of bias and harassment to be dismissed? Yeah, probably the bad news wins out.
Morales's story of finding a note on a receipt refusing her a tip because of her "lifestyle" went viral last week, and she received an outpouring of support and donations from around the globe. A former Marine, Morales claimed she planned to forward a portion of the donations she received to the Wounded Warrior Project.