I wish I was making this up...
19 year-old nursing student Toni Christina Jenkins works as a waitress at Red Lobster in her home town of Nashville, TN. This past weekend, after serving a table of rude, white customers, Toni collected the cheque and found "None N****r" written in as a "tip".
Toni told reporters:
“They were extremely rude, but I introduced myself to them and they didn’t respond. When I came to take their order, they simply told me they wanted their food and to put everything in a to-go box. I offered them dessert but they told me abruptly that they just wanted the check. When I went back to the table they had gone and left the receipt and had written the comments. It’s all very surprising to me.”
After finding the receipt, Toni posted a photo of it to Facebook with the comment "This is what I got as a tip last night … so happy to live in the proud southern states … God Bless America, land of the free and home of the low class racists of Tennessee." To her credit, she seems not to have taken it too hard, and reported it to her manager, who has placed her on paid leave until the situation is fully resolved.
I honestly can't understand why anyone would do this - I know there are a lot of racists out there, but this is just so needlessly rude and hateful and horrible. I wish I could send this woman a big cake or therapy puppy or something similarly fun and awesome to counteract this hate, because no one deserves to be on the end of that kind of abuse.