Diner leaves hateful note for shocked waitress instead of a tip
Published 22/08/2016 | 16:46
A teenage waitress from Virginia was left stunned after a diner she was serving left a hateful note instead of a tip.
Sadie Karina Elledge explained the 'frosty' couple hardly said a word to her and she later saw the note on the bill, which read: “We only tip citizens.”
The 18-year-old’s outraged grandfather John Elledge posted a photo of the receipt on Facebook, asking: “How could anyone be so nasty to this lovely child?”
Mr Elledge explained that his granddaughter was born in the United States and is of Mexican and Honduran descent.
“They wouldn’t talk to me. They would just nod their heads,” the teenager told WHSV.
“It shouldn’t even matter, I just feel like it’s rude and disrespectful. I’ve never met [them], I’ve never done anything to them… I was born here but I’m Mexican and Honduran.”
She added: “It makes me the stronger person not to let these things bother me because I know I’m a good person.”
Her boss Angeliki Floros said the pair would not be welcome back at the restaurant unless they apologised.
“Coward is the word to describe what they did. I have worse words to use. But let’s go with coward,” the manager told WHSV. “I would like for them to not come here unless they regret what they did.”
Mr Elledge told the Huffington Post: “She [Sadie] was calm and collected. I was more upset.
“One of my other granddaughters works at my firm as a secretary. She told me and I flew off the handle.”
Residents in Harrisburg who heard about the incident decided to chip in and cover the tip, plus a bit extra, WHSV adds.
The Washington Post reports, the couple spotted on CCTV accused of writing the message returned to the restaurant and complained about the receipt being posted on social media.
Mr Elledge heard they had returned and confronted them but said he did not receive an apology. The woman denied she wrote the message, with Elledge suggesting it was her companion at the restaurant who was responsible.