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Customer Leaves Homeless Waiter Racist Note And No Tip

Waiting tables for a living is not the easiest thing in the world. Between being on your feet all day, working at a hectic pace in a stressful environment, and having to deal with some customers that are not well-versed on how to behave in social settings, the average day in the life of a server can end with a massive headache.

That’s partially offset by the tips that they receive for doing their jobs, but that’s not always the case.

While most customers understand that tips make up the overwhelming majority of a server’s income, there are some customers that believe tips represent some kind of bonus. As such, they don’t put too much stock into standard tipping practices.

Some customers even kick that line of thinking up a notch and refuse to tip at all.

As Fox13 shares, this story about a waiter in Memphis helps drive those points home. Nathan Bergeron works about 50 to 60 hours per week at a local restaurant, and he’s still having a hard time making ends meet.

He’s currently homeless, but he still shows up to work every day in a bid to turn things around. Bergeron could’ve easily thrown in the towel at this point, but it doesn’t sound like that’s in his DNA.

Recently, Bergeron received an unfathomable note in lieu of a tip from a table he waited on.

"We don't tip white ppl LOL," the note read.

Bergeron took it in stride as an occupational hazard, but the matter has still captured a ton of attention.

"You win some, you lose some. You get really good tips sometimes. Sometimes you get no tip," he said. "I came back to the table and everything was gone and that's the receipt they had left had that written on top of it."

It doesn’t sound like there was any problem whatsoever with the service he delivered to the black family he waited on. Nonetheless, the callous note was left for him to deal with. Bergeron is taking the high road, and he notes that there are all sorts of unfortunate instances he has to deal with at times.

"Not so much like the race one - I've seen like get a real job or something like that. It's not to call out one person or individual, because it could happen both ways," he said. "I'd say even if they came back in I'd still give them the exact same service I did last time."

While he remains positive, he notes that he’s having a hard time comprehending what race has to do with him receiving a zero tip.

"I hate that it happened and I hate that's the way they feel especially if it's something of prejudice keeping them back from doing something good for someone else,” he continued. "Everyone has the things they like and dislike, and even if you are going to be prejudiced, why make it known and make it a big issue?”

Luckily for Bergeron, it sounds like he has an awesome group of friends. Those friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help accelerate his quest to get off the streets.

Source: WMC, Fox 13
Photo: WMC, GoFundMe, Google

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