Monday, November 23, 2015

Minute Rant: The Tip Is 'For US Citizens Only'

A woman, a mother of two, here in this country legally, and working as a server at the Bamboo Thai Bistro in Redondo Beach, California, to support her two children and get a Green Card, received a lovely tip from a man after serving him.

In the tip line on his charge slip he wrote:
‘Tip for U.S. Citizens Only’
The server was sure she’d done something wrong not to be given a tip, you know, other than being from Thailand, but we’ll never know because the man bigot who left the charge slip signed that way won’t talk to news people even after the story went viral.

The man left the restaurant, possibly all smug that he was able to be hateful to a stranger, and possibly thought that was that. But it appears that someone else, allegedly another patron, photographed the charge slip and posted it to Twitter.

But this is where we are headed, it seems, when we close our doors to Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives, and listen to the hate-filled rhetoric of a presidential candidate like Donald [t]Rump’s frequent rants against immigrants,

This is America in the hands of people like this man bigot and Donald [t]Rump, and the GOP, where if you look different or sound different or worship different, you are less than.

It’s beginning … and it’s only going to get worse until We The People stand up against the fear and hatred and xenophobia.

After all, when it comes right down to it, we are all immigrants here.


the dogs' mother said...

I'm betting her tips are now very good
and from gop-ers too (like my liberal gop parents :-)

anne marie in philly said...


I have czech, austrian, and british in my background. hope someone unmasks this h8ful bigot!

Helen Lashbrook said...

So the bigot goes to a Thai restaurant and then complains that the waitress is not white? Duh!

The ONLY reason not to leave a tip is if the service was poor.