A Tennessee lawmaker got an abrupt lesson in what it means to be in the public eye when she stiffed a Hooters waitress last week. What’s worse, she made it clear it wasn’t an oversight — “Sorry” had been written on the tip line.
State Rep. Mary Littleton, a Republican representing Dickson, pulled her stunt March 7 on waitress Amanda Anderson at a Nashville Hooters restaurant, according to Nashville Scene.
Anderson posted a photo of the receipt to her Facebook page, drawing the ire and attention of both social media and even the New York Daily News, which reported:
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 12, 2016
Nashville Scene contacted the public servant for a response. Littleton told the publication that she decided not to include a gratuity because of the poor service she’d received from Anderson.
“Everyone has had a bad experience with service at some point when dining out at a restaurant. It is unfortunate that my private note to the server regarding the quality of service in this instance was made public,” Littleton wrote in her email.
“Due to the overall experience that evening, I decided not to provide a tip. In hindsight, rather than writing a note on the receipt, I should have asked for the manager so that I could register my concerns with the quality and promptness of service.”
She added that “as the mother of someone who has been a server, I know that servers have difficult and demanding jobs, and as such, it is has always been especially important to me that I make sure to tip generously when I receive good service.”
People on Twitter weren’t buying what she was selling.
@NYDailyNews nothing like supporting the people…
— ShaneJFilomena (@ShaneJFilomena) March 12, 2016
@NYDailyNews You stay classy, Representative. Too bad the people of TN can’t withhold YOUR salary.
— Carl Gorney (@buffalocharging) March 12, 2016
@NYDailyNews @RepLittleton78 is selfish, self-absorbed. Servers make $3/HR without tips. Poor service=small tip, not no tip & “sorry”
— Diane Cooley (@dicooley) March 12, 2016
Of course there was the inevitable trash talk directed at the GOP.
@NYDailyNews what do u expect from a republican? They only care to line their own pockets. They don’t care of other’s struggles.
— Emme (@ezeetool) March 12, 2016
But by far the most astute observation was this one.
@NYDailyNews what the hell is a middle age woman doing in hooters?
— ElMetrofanNo1 (@ElMetrofanNo1) March 12, 2016
I’ll leave that for others to figure out.
H/T: The Blaze
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