Jessica Morris was recently serving a newlywed couple on the end of their honeymoon. When she returned after dropping off the check, she learned that instead of receiving a tip, she got a nasty little note. Morris, who is recently married herself, was stunned. Her husband is also a server at the restaurant, and was actually nearby when the incident occurred. Here's Jessica's account and perfect reply:
I don't typically talk about work this way, but this needs to be shown/addressed. Mainly because it's hysterical but partially because I'm offended lol
Anywho, today I had a table of 4 come in. Two couples. The one told me they were there to celebrate part of their honeymoon, which I replied "oh I just got married last month, congratulations." I assumed they heard me, and we proceeded with the whole "what can I get you" yada yada yada.
Well, as anyone SHOULD know, waitressing is a personable job. To make money you have to be nice, and show you personality. As all of you should know, since you know me, I'm a personable, sarcastic asshole in the nicest way possible. So ofcourse I let that shine in my job, and at EVERY table.
So, this lady (Jenny) and her husband place their order and she asks me what my name is. I tell her "Jessica" she responds with, "oh, we don't really like that name. Can we call you Jess" and I laughed and said "yeah, you can call me anything you want. I'll even respond with asshole." In which her husband laughs and proceeds to call me that throughout the whole experience we had as server and guests.
I assumed everything was fine, because they were laughing and having a good time. Well I cash out their check, tell them have a good night and to come back. When I come back from singing "happy birthday" to another guest, the couple and company have left, and on one ticket they tipped me $4, well Jenny decided I did not deserve a monetary tip, so she wrote me a nice note, with a $0 tip saying "he's my husband, find your own. Good luck.
And I want to add, Jenny stole my one pen, which she knew was my last because I had apologized that I only had the one to share between the two tickets at the table.
So, Dear Jenny,
I would like you to know, the server that was in the section across from mine, that I kept talking to and checking on throughout the time of you sitting at my table IS MY HUSBAND. Which I found on my own, and looks better than yours. Also, I would like you to know that I'm sorry MY HUSBAND treated me to a cruise for my honeymoon and not a restaurant. As well as, MY HUSBAND would never let me feel so insecure that I would feel the need to write such a terrible note to a server and make them feel the way you have.
So Jenny, here's a life tip for you from me, your insecurity as a woman is heartbreaking. Have pride in yourself and your relationship with YOUR husband to where you don't need to put another down to bring yourself up. Especially a server who lives off her tips and needs them to help her husband pay bills. Also, Jenny, I hope you like the pen, because it's my present to you. One NEWLYWED to another.
P.S - my husband said you can sit in his section next time that way you won't have to be so worried about your husband "flirting" with a server. Maybe you'll see his ring a little better than you saw mine.
The woman you offended by thinking so lowly of, that I would attempt to flirt with a man who is with his wife.
Newlywed fight! Stiffing someone on a tip because you're jealous is about as low as it gets. The picture also clearly shows that Jessica is wearing both her engagement ring and wedding band. It feels like this mystery woman is going to be jealous of every other female she ever encounters while with her husband: the cashier at the grocery store, teachers, a doctor trying to give him urgent medical care. No one is safe. Sometimes jealousy drives people to leave hostile notes. And sometimes jealous people make t-shirts so everyone knows their spouse is taken.