Imagine this. You’re a local waitress at the Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgwater. The same Gallop Asian Bistro which just recently hosted the Dennis and Judi Lunch Tour.

You also served your country well in the Marines, and you happen to be gay.

So after toiling over one customer’s table whose tab came out to almost $100; all she sees in the tip column is a note saying how the customer does not approve of the waitress’ lifestyle.

You realize that it’s the customer’s right not to tip, but to give the reason for the non-tip by saying she disapproves of the waitress’ lifestyle is beyond rude. It’s asinine. And hypocritical.

After all, you don’t want to tip the gay waitress, but you don’t have a problem being served by her.

And, oh by the way, it ain’t Christian either.

A local restaurant customer showed her disapproval of her servers' 'lifestyle' by stiffing her, leaving an anti-gay note in place of a tip.

Dayna Morales, a former Marine and a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, shared her experience online Wednesday after she went to take payment for a $93.55 restaurant check and was surprised to see her tip consisted of a note scrawled in the margin of the receipt, the post said.

"I'm sorry but I cannot tip because I don't agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life," the receipt said, according to photo attached to the post.

Morales posted her story on the LGBT-friendly Facebook page, saying the customer, a mother of two children, was shocked by her short hair.

"I am THOROUGHLY offended, mad, pissed off and hurt that THIS is what her kids will grow up learning and that I served in the Marines to keep ignorant people like them free," Morales wrote on Facebook. "Sorry, lady but I don't agree with YOUR lifestyle and the way you're raising your kids but you didn't see me throwing that in your face and giving you shitty service. Keep your damn mouth shut and pray we never cross paths again."

Morales could not immediately be reached for comment.

I’m sure that had she’d been available for comments, they wouldn’t have been too different than what she’d written on the Facebook page.

Ironically Ms. Morales served in the armed forces precisely to defend the right of the customer to say exactly what she did…albeit ignorant.

If that were you, given not a tip, but a note showing displeasure of your lifestyle – how would you have reacted?
Confront the woman
Let it go and hope she never came back into my place of business again