Let this be a lesson to us all who quickly jump on the bandwagon of vilifying people who supposedly left horrible remarks on restaurant receipts and refused to tip servers for various reasons. Remember the gay waitress who went public with a receipt that said, "I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I don’t agree with your lifestyle & how you live your life," and she didn't get tipped? Well, the couple who left the receipt are coming forward to say the bigoted receipt note is totally bogus. And they have the proof.
The couple, who do not wish to be named, said that when they saw the story of the waitress on TV, they recognized the restaurant, the server, and the receipt as their own. There was just one problem. Not only did they never write that nasty note -- they left a tip of $18 on a bill of $93.55. The wife says when she saw Dayna Morales, a former Marine and waitress Gallop Asian Bistro in New Jersey, going public with her tale of bigotry, they thought to themselves, "I said, 'oh my god,' she’s doctored up our check."
The couple have stepped forward with a copy of their own receipt -- which doesn't have the note and has the total as $111.55. Of course, the couple would have only written the note on the server's copy and could have totaled it differently on their copy. Many people only fill out the restaurant copy.
What makes their story believable, however, is their credit card statement, which shows the total of $111.55 billed from Gallop Asian Bistro. So if the restaurant total was $93.55 and they were charged $111.55, then they obviously left a tip.
The waitress and the couple must be talking about the same bill, since the date and time are exactly the same.
When asked about the discrepancy, Morales told the press:
I don’t know, all I know is what I've been saying.
Hmm, kind of a mystery, eh? Whoever is right here, I think the point is to be a bit wary of stuff you see and read online. Anyone can upload anything at any time and say whatever they want to. This couple is lucky that they didn't get the death threats that happened to a Tennessee man who was accused of writing the "N" word on a receipt. He says he didn't and is suing Red Lobster.
Makes you want to hold on to all of your receipts from restaurants!
Who do you believe?
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