‘Great Service, [We] Don’t Tip Black People’ Left on Receipt for Va. Waitress

Kelly Carter

Kelly Carter

*Instead of just eating, paying and getting the phuck out, one 20-something white couple decided to write a despicable note on the receipt of the waitress they say had just provided “Great service” to them.

The note on the stained receipt read, “great service don’t tip black people.”

Now I know racism is still alive and well in these United States of America, but why do I feel like vomiting every time I see it in black and white?

Of course waitress Kelly Carter was stunned, and her boss at Anita’s New Mexico Style Cafe in Ashburn, Virginia, Tommy Tellez Sr., embarrassed.

He told WJLA: ?I?m appalled. This is so disheartening.? He says Carter is such a loyal employee and beloved by the customers.

?She has a following,? Tellez said. ?Her philosophy for customer service is way beyond the norm, and we?re really happy to have her.?

According to what Carter told WJLA, the couple acted like anyone else. They gave no indication whatsoever that they were racists. She said the woman even complimented the food.

?The lady was saying they loved the pot pie meal,? Carter said.

Carter didn’t post the bill on Facebook, two of her regular customers did after they saw her …or probably heard?her?reaction — which was most likely a gasp!


According to WJLA, the Facebook post had been shared nearly 900 times by Sunday night. And of course the local NAACP is spreading the word.

These rude, racists have only served to encourage Carter’s customers to step up their game though. In a We Shall Not Be Moved?kind of way, they have been coming into the restaurant in droves. Requesting her as their server, leaving generous tips, or just to give her a hug.


According to her boss, ?People were just coming in dropping cash off.”

Though Carter told WJLA that she thinks she recognized the male customer from a recent pickup order at the restaurant, she didn’t let the incident discourage her and showed up on Sunday at 6 a.m. for her shift.

?The customer didn?t hurt me. He only hurt himself. He only makes me stronger,? Carter said.

She added that if the couple were to show up in the restaurant again, she would still serve them.

You’re a better sista than me, girl!

?Just me serving them will let them know they did not get the best of me. And I truly mean that,? Carter said.


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