After serving an older couple, a Cracker Barrel waitress was intrigued to see that the patrons had left her a note before leaving the establishment. However, the situation would soon take a turn as she realized the “tip” left behind for her was nothing of the sort.
The waitress, who chose not to be identified, said it was business as usual while she was working at the Columbia, South Carolina location until she saw the note. Although she states that the couple, who appeared to be in their 50s, was perfectly pleasant while seated, it seems as though they had a few things to say before scurrying off.
You can imagine the waitress’s surprise to find a lengthy note scrawled on a napkin that had been left behind. Although it started off by saying, “Thank you for your excelent service today – Your a good waitress,” the rest didn’t contain such kind language.
“Here’s your tip:” the error-ridden message continued, “The womans place is in the home. You’re place is in the home. It even says so in the Bible.” However, the worst part was what followed when the couple suggested that the woman’s significant other was cheating on her because she wasn’t home.
“You may think that your contributing to your household by coming into work, but your not. While your in here ‘working’ this is the reason your husband must see another women on his way home from a long day at his work. Because you should be takeing care of the household duties,” the poorly written note said.
The waitress later explained that she isn’t married but does have a loving and supportive boyfriend who is doing everything he can to help her get through college. Unfortunately, those who left the note made assumptions that weren’t true and demands that they had no right to make.
“You may think what you are doing ‘working’ is right, it is really essentially a disgrace to his manhood and to the American family,” they wrote. “So instead of coming to your ‘job’ and looking for hand out’s 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 husband and God intended.”
Of course, the unnamed waitress says she “felt hurt and a bit heartbroken” by the sentiments but adds that she’s actually “praying for them.”
When something really doesn’t affect you personally, what point is there in saying anything at all? While this couple thought they were promoting biblical principles, their delivery is only going to drive others away from Christ.
Not only did this cowardly couple not pay her the tip which she deserved for waiting on them, but they left a note to throw salt in the wound before “darting out” of the restaurant as quickly as they could. If they were so concerned, they could have said it to her face. Then, she would have had a chance to set their assumptions straight. Pulling this kind of crap only makes you out to be the jerk, and it’s definitely not something that Jesus would do.