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Waitress who says she was stiffed because she was gay lied

Waitress who says she was stiffed because she was gay lied

Dayna Morales

These stories are supposed to have a happy ending. Happy, in this context, implies “proving conclusively that homosexuals are persecuted by ignorant and intolerant straight people.”

The story, which was widely circulated by the mainstream press and left-leaning blogs, chronicled the plight of Dayna Morales, a waitress at a New Jersey restaurant who claimed that a family had eaten at a table in her station, then callously written on the merchant copy of the credit card slip “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.”

Merchant copy of receiptMorales posted a copy of the amended receipt on her Facebook page earlier this month so that all the world could know the trouble she and fellow lesbians endure at the hands of fundamendalist nutjobs and other gay bashers.

The tale of woe earned Morales sympathy — and more. Commiserators stopped by the Facebook page Have a Gay Day not only with uplifting messages but with offers of cash. It was when Morales went public with the news she was receiving tips from all over the world, some of which she as an ex-Marine claimed to be donating to the Wounded Warrior Project, that the family that had supposedly treating her so discourteously came forward.

The couple, who have chosen to remain anonymous, contacted NBC New York affiliate WNBC with evidence that Morales’s story was a fabrication. They presented the station with a copy of the bill that was identical to Morales’s in all respects except (1) there was no rude message scrawled on it and (2) the tip line was filled in with a cash amount: $18. The total was also different, reflecting the subtotal of $93.55, plus the tip for a grand total of $111.55.

Side by side copies of receiptOK, I can hear the moans and groans going up from compassionate lefties, who are saying, “How do you know it wasn’t the couple who was lying? How do you know they weren’t the ones who doctored their receipt after the fact to make themselves appear innocent?” The answer is that the couple has independent proof in the form of their Visa statement, which indicates their card was charged in the amount of $111.55 for the transaction in question.

“We’ve never not left a tip when someone gave good service, and we would never leave a note like that,” the wife told WNBC.

But Morales is sticking to her story. She told the station on Monday that she was certain she didn’t receive a ti, and insists the handwriting on the receipt is not hers. When asked if there had been some sort of misunderstanding, she said, “I don’t know, all I know is what I’ve been saying.”

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Howard Portnoy has written for HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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  • Gal Spunes

    What a sad, sad, sad little dyke.

  • Comrade J

    I am loosing count for the number of “hate crimes” fabricated by this group. No wonder psychologists used to call them ‘grievance collectors’.

  • Renee Nal
    • teejk

      Thanks a lot for that link…I just threw-up in my mouth (and I think the dog might have gotten a little of the excess but he’ll clean up ok).

      This whole thing seems to be so full of lies that I can’t even begin. The final straw was saying that gay marriage is now legal in NJ was my tipping point…what does that have to do with anything?

      The woman (or whatever) is NJ’s Sandra Fluke I think. An obvious plant.

  • http://gravatar.com/geoffreybritain Geoffrey Britain

    The restaurant manager got defensive, so they’re not being objective. No concern for their customers. Boycott the restaurant.

    • teejk

      My thoughts exactly. If that is their target audience (not that there is anything wrong with that), be up-front about it and advertise it as such.

  • Gal Spunes
    • teejk

      A story today over on HotAir…this woman (or whatever it is) seems to have a little problem with honesty. If that story is true, she (or whatever it is) is only stealing from those that support the life-style (duped by one of their own).