Couple Leaves Waitress 'Tip'— That Her Place Is in the Home

Woman in SC is single and 'humiliated'
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2016 7:04 AM CDT
Couple Leaves Waitress 'Tip'— That Her Place Is in the Home
The waitress in this incident didn't even get a dollar.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

A waitress in Greenville, SC, says she is "humiliated" and "heartbroken" by a handwritten "tip" she received, in lieu of a monetary tip, from a couple last week who scolded her for working outside the home, WIS-TV reports. After noting that she is a "good waitress" and offered "excellent service," they wrote "here's your tip" and explained that a woman's place is in the home, as it says in the Bible, and that she should go home, clean her house, and cook a good hot meal for her husband and children. They even said her husband "must see another woman on his way home from a long day at his work" because she isn't home, and told her to stop looking for handouts to feed her family. (Fox Carolina has published a picture of the note in its entirety.)

The Cracker Barrel server, who along with her similarly upset friends wishes to remain anonymous, writes in a note to WYFF News 4 that the couple appeared to be in their mid-50s and sounded local. She adds that she's not married and has no children, but that she has a "very loving and supportive boyfriend who has been by my side as I have been working and trying to further my education." One of her friends crafted her own reply, in which she asks what the couple thinks of single women, widows, military wives, and women who enjoy working, and adds: "May I ask why you were eating out, instead of eating the nice meal that your wife obviously must have prepared for you at home?" (Someone in Iowa didn't tip a waitress because of her hair.)

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