Dayna Morales Claims Anti-Lesbian Bigots Left Her No Tip But They Say They Left $18 So Who is Right?
The type of apparent fraud and chicanery I’m going to expose is beyond the pale. It shouldn’t be happening, but it is and unfortunately, too many people are willing to believe these stories as true without even checking into them to determine veracity. But this is what society is becoming because of people who lie, steal, defraud, and defame other people.
Recently, a waitress by the name of Dayna Morales (an ex-marine) was waiting tables at her place of employment - Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, N.J. – and one of her customers allegedly left a note on the receipt indicating that they could not leave a tip due to Morales’ lifestyle (she is a lesbian).
On the Facebook page “Have a Gay Day” she posted a photo of the receipt and of course, there were plenty of comments posted afterwards, including Dayna’s where she stated, “Thanks everyone for your support – it took very fiber of my being not to spit in their food and say something. (Not gonna lie if kids weren’t there it would of been (sic) a totally different story).”
I love that – “not gonna lie”
Really Dayna? It took every fiber of your being not to spit in their food? You poor dear, having to deal with such attitudes toward homosexuals and lesbians. Of course, if they had such a huge problem with you, I frankly cannot imagine them allowing you to serve them, can you?
Of course, Morales took her case to Facebook and got plenty of support. In fact, she received not only sympathy, but money to the tune of approximately $3,000, all of which – she says – she is donating to Wounded Warriors.
Oh, but wait, we have what appears to be a bit of a problem. As this story was being broadcast by local news sources, the couple that happened to be the ones that Dayna had served saw the news program and realized that Dayna was talking about them! They had their copy of the receipt showing that they had actually left an $18.00 tip and as if that was not enough, they also had their matching credit card bill and receipt backing up this fact. The date and time stamp on both receipts is exactly the same.
The news decided to interview the couple who asked that their names not be made public (and who can blame them?). They provided the receipt and credit card statement and then also indicated that the writing on the receipt that Morales was highlighting on her “Have a Gay Day” page was not their handwriting. Look at the signature and then look at the comments. Same handwriting to you?
What do we have then? We have two separate receipts, both with the exact same time and date stamp. One however, shows that no tip was left and very negative and judgmental comments were written on it (the restaurant’s copy). The other receipt, provided by the couple, shows that an $18.00 tip was left they also provided the credit card bill/receipt as proof. Beyond this, they both say that that writing on Dayna’s receipt is not their writing. For the record, Morales also denies that the writing is hers.
In the end, the customer’s VISA card was charge $111.55 for their dinner at Gallop Asian Bistro. What this means is that if Morales says no tip was left, then where is the $18.00? When tips are left on credit/debit cards, the person who runs the card is supposed to ensure that the tip amount gets to the waitress. When the news approached the owners of the restaurant and showed them the customer’s receipt, their first question was how could they be sure that the customer’s receipt was not faked? The news person pointed out the the full amount had also been charged to their credit card.
Here’s what I think (and of course, this is simply my opinion based on what we know). In an attempt to portray heterosexuals (the couple also had kids with them for dinner) as judgmental, obnoxious, unfair, and simply evil, Dayna Morales created a situation in which she would be able to accomplish that and gain a good deal of pity from the general public. If you look at the comments she has received, there are over 3,000. She is seen as the victim of discrimination and hatred.
On top of that though, she began collecting money from people who felt sorry for her. The money – into a few thousand dollars – will be donated to Wounded Warriors, according to Morales. If so, then who gets the tax credit for donating roughly $3,000 to Wounded Warriors? It’s not the people who sent cash or checks to Morales. It’s Dayna Morales who can claim that tax-deduction on her taxes for this year because Wounded Warriors is a tax-exempt organization.
Ultimately though, if Morales is lying – and the evidence seems to more than suggest it – what she has done is fraudulent. There are legal ramifications for her course of actions. She lied and defamed someone (even though we don’t know who they are), and she involved herself in fraud by accepting money based on a lie. She may not have gone out and solicited funds. People may have simply wanted to offer donations to her. The fact that she accepted those funds could land her in some trouble.
But what about Gallop Asian Bistro? The problem is that they have become involved in this because of Morales’ story. Would you go to Gallop to eat? I wouldn’t, not until this situation is dealt with in a satisfactory way. In fact, the couple said that even though eating at Gallop’s was a fairly regular event for them, they will no longer eat there. I don’t blame them.
Apparently, the eatery has begun an internal investigation and during that time, Morales still waits tables. But if the customer’s version is true, how long will it take the eatery to look up the sales receipts for that evening and find that the customers did in fact, leave an $18.00 tip? Not long. All I can say is that I bet they’re very glad they used a credit card that evening, as opposed to leaving cash!
If, after the management at Gallop Asian Bistro realizes the truth, they continue to employ Morales, then they have obviously said they approve of her lies, her defamation, and the fact that she has put a black mark on Gallop Asian Bistro itself.
These kinds of situations occur every once in a while. We’ve seen militant women claim to have been harassed by men because they are women, or black women claiming to be harassed by whites, or lesbians claiming to be harassed by people in their neighborhood. In each case, there was some kind of writing smeared on their car or home that was “proof” that they were being harassed. In each case, it turned out that these people who originally brought the accusations were found to have done the damage themselves. Remember Tawana Brawley? Who can forget.
With cases of actual sexual harassment, bigotry, and racism alive and well in America, do we actually need people to make things up in order to get their point across? Not only do we not need that but each time someone makes false accusations, there is a greater chance that the next time an actual, true event occurs, people will doubt it. We don’t need that.
Dayna Morales should be ashamed of herself if it turns out she has lied and made the entire thing up. She was a marine and as such, I hope she is willing to do the right thing by admitting that her story is completely bogus. There may be some type of legal repercussions that will affect her because of her false story, but if there are, she only has herself to blame, doesn’t she?