When you go out to eat, you expect a couple of different things. You expect good food and good service. If the service meets your expectations -- or surpasses them -- you expect to pay a tip of anywhere from 15 to 20 percent. The amount you decide to leave your server has nothing to do with anything other than how attentive and friendly they were to you, or how quick to address any concerns you had during the meal they might have been.
One server in New Jersey found herself in the uncomfortable position of being denied a tip. This happened not because she was rude, or unhelpful, or the customers were unhappy with their meal. Dayna Morales (a veteran) was left an offensive note instead of a tip because the customers believed her to be a lesbian and, thus, could not "support her lifestyle." Oy. Oy. Oy. And also, barf. But the story doesn't end there.