Americans are scared tipless

As reported by Cleve R. Wootson Jr, The Washington Post:

The message on the receipt rattled Sadie Karina Elledge, but it made her grandfather see red.

Instead of leaving a gratuity on Monday, a couple eating at the Harrisonburg, Va., restaurant where Sadie works scrawled: “We only tip citizens.”


The dig was aimed at Sadie, 18, who was born in America, but is of Honduran and Mexican descent. So, John Elledge took a photo of the grease-stained receipt left for his granddaughter and posted it on Facebook.

Beneath the photo he typed: “Ada M. Doriot. You are a complete and total piece of dung.”

That was just the beginning of a rather insane back-and-forth between Pop pop, the customers, the restaurant’s manager, and of course, all the crazies on social media.

The main debate point, that the liberal PC police have taken away our right to say and do things that might be considered racist or homophobic or Islamophobic or misogynistic or just plain misanthropic in general, disproves itself. We are talking about it. We are posting comments about it.

Then there’s the blame game. It’s Obama’s fault that cultural relations are so bad right now. It’s Donald Trump’s fault that cultural relations are so bad right now. It’s illegal immigrants’ fault that cultural relations are so bad right now.

Cultural relations have always been, and will always be bad. They were bad way before the white man invaded the red man’s land. That was before the telegraph and radio and TV and the computer and the cellphone and social media were invented.

Look, if we want to make this a better world, we should start small. Like leaving a waitress a freakin’ tip…


3 Replies to “Americans are scared tipless”

  1. Quite a few of my customers are naturalized immigrants – citizens who don’t look like white people (who are obviously not immigrants; unless they’re European or something.) You can’t tell who is a citizen by looking at them – such as the illegal/undocumented Irish. Considering how long Latin Americans have come to the states, there’s been at least a few generations who were born on U.S. soil to illegal parents making them legal. So it’s quite unwise to treat every single Latino or Latina as if they’re illegal because they look like it.

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