Given how few and far between were reports of actual white-on-black crime and racial discrimination in America from the 1980s through yesterday, the professional civil rights grievance industry had to invent “institutional racism” and commission so-called Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton for regular shakedowns based upon trumped up charges. Even after electoral majorities of an America in which 70+% of voters are white, elected and re-elected a Black man, liberal Democrats and their media insist that any criticism of President Barack Obama is racist.
Now it looks like Americans are so “whatever” about “lifestyles” that even former Marines that “weren’t asked and didn’t have to tell” seem to have as their number one post-service goal to be a “victim” in the Home of the Brave? And to be tipped for it?
After a gay server at a New Jersey restaurant said a customer denied her a tip and wrote her a hateful note on the receipt, a local family contacted NBC 4 New York and said their receipt shows they paid a tip and didn’t write any such note.
Dayna Morales, a former Marine and a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, posted a photo on Facebook earlier this month, showing the bill with a line through the space for a tip. The photo of the receipt showed someone had written, “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.” Morales indicated in her Facebook post, and in subsequent media interviews — including with NBC 4 New York — that the customer wrote that line.
But a family contacted NBC 4 New York claiming their receipt from the restaurant shows they did leave a tip, and provided what they said was a credit card statement as proof. The husband and wife, who asked to remain anonymous, showed NBC 4 New York a receipt that appeared to be printed at the same minute, on the same date, for the same $93.55 total, except with an $18 tip. They also provided a document they said was a Visa bill, which appears to indicate their card was charged for the meal plus the tip, for a total of $111.55.
A manager and the restaurant owner insisted they had the original ticket for the $93.55 charge, but would not produce the receipt for NBC 4 New York and could not explain why the family’s credit card was charged for more.
Whatever happened, the couple believes it may have begun with a misunderstanding. They said they thought the hostess who sat the family told them their server would be “Dan,” and when Morales showed up at their table, the wife exclaimed “whoa, you’re not Dan.” Morales wrote in her Facebook post that the wife said, “oh I thought you were gonna say your name is Dan. You sure surprised us!”
According to the couple, the rest of the meal with their two children went fine. They said they came forward because the story of the receipt note didn’t appear to be going away; Morales had recently announced that people were sending her tips from all over the world, and was donating some of the money to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Of course, only the parties involved know what happened, but clearly the non-courtroom tested evidence weighs heavily against the authenticity of the homophobia charge. But isn’t the more telling aspect of this story that a corpsman of the United States Marines, even if the incident were true, would go all-Jerry Springer to publicize themselves in this way?
Whatever happened to the sticks-and-stones rule of maturity? Gays have no monopoly, as neither do non-whites, on not being liked by everyone they come in contact with, nor in having opportunities to take offense. One could develop carpal tunnel syndrome posting every incident of offense in their lives on Facebook, whether they be gay, straight, or whatever. Isn’t life too short for that? Mine is.
Video coverage at Channel 4 NBC New York