Lawmaker regrets stiffing Hooters waitress after social media pounces

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:

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.

Of course there was the inevitable trash talk directed at the GOP.

But by far the most astute observation was this one.

I’ll leave that for others to figure out.

H/T: The Blaze

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