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Waitress gets 'tip:' 'A woman's place is in the home'

Posted at 6:38 PM, Oct 19, 2016

A South Carolina waitress says she was “mortified” and “embarrassed” after a couple she served left behind a note claiming that a “woman’s place is in the home.”

According to WYFF-TV in Greenville, South Carolina the unidentified waitress served a couple in their mid-50s recently at her restaurant. She said the couple was polite and friendly throughout their meal.

After they were finished eating, the couple got up to pay. The waitress thought they had left, but as she was taking an order at a nearby table, she saw them come back and slip a napkin on the table and “dart out the door.”

On the napkin was a long, handwritten message:

“Thank you for your excelent (sic) service today - your a good waitress.

Heres your tip:

“The women place is in the home. You're place is in the home. It even says so in the Bible. You may think that your contributing to your household by coming into work, but your not. While your in here 'working' this is the reason your husband must see another woman on his way home from a long day at his work. Because you should be home taking care of the household duties, you may think what you are doing 'working' is right, it is really essentially a disgrace to his manhood and to the American family. So instead of coming to your 'job' and looking for hand out's to feed your family, how's about going home and cleaning your house and cooking a hot meal for your husband and children, the way your husband and God intended, and help make America great again. Praying for families and our nation.”

"I have never been married, and have no children,” the waitress said in a note. “I have a very loving and supportive boyfriend who has been by my side as I have been working and trying to further my education.”

“... It is a bit disheartening and discouraging that things like this happen at this day and age."

The couple did not leave any money along with their “tip.”

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.