File this under rude, unsolicited advice. A waitress working at a Cracker Barrel in Columbia, South Carolina, got stiffed on a tip this month in exchange for an unfriendly note. The Miami Herald reports that the woman was waiting on a couple, said to be in their mid-50s, who she describes as “very friendly and polite.” That left her all the more surprised to discover a lengthy note on their table as they darted out the door. In the message written on a napkin, the pair first thank her for the “excelent (sic) service” before informing her that her work is a “disgrace” to her husband’s “manhood and to the American family.”
The message, which is riddled with grammatical and spelling errors, references Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “make America great again” and goes on to suggest that her husband is cheating on her while she’s at work.
Thank you for your excelent (sic) service today – your (sic) a good waitress.
Here’s your tip:
The womans (sic) place is in the home. You’re (sic) place is in the home. It even says so in the Bible. You may think that your (sic) contributing to your household by coming into work, but your (sic) not. While your (sic) in here ‘working’ this is the reason your husband must see another women (sic) on his way home from a long day at his work. Because you should be takeing (sic) care of the household duties. You may think what you are doing ‘working’ is right, it is really essentially a disgrace to his manhood and to the American family. So instead of coming to your ‘job’ and looking for hand out’s (sic) to feed your family, hows about going home and cleaning your house and cooking a hot meal for your husband and children, the way you’re (sic) husband and God intended, and help make America great again. Praying for families and our nation.
Love, the (redacted)
“I felt hurt, and a bit heartbroken," the waitress, who chose not to be identified, tells KTRE. "It is a bit disheartening and discouraging that things like this happen at this day and age."
For some reason customers occasionally think the tip lines on their receipts are an open opportunity to air their prejudices. In August, a waitress in Virginia received an anti-immigrant note instead of a tip and earlier this year a customers left a gay server a Bible verse on a receipt.
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