That’s exactly what happened at a Franklin, Tenn., Red Lobster this week. A customer wrote “none” in the receipt’s line for the tip and the n-word in the line for total. The customer’s waitress, Tori Christina Jenkins, who is black, reportedly showed a photo of the receipt to her father, who posted it to Facebook.
Jenkins was suspended. Mike Bernstein, a spokesman for Red Lobster, told The Huffington Post the suspension was “standard procedure” for employees who violate company policy by doing something like posting a picture of a receipt. (In the original image from Facebook, the customer’s name is fairly easy to make out.)
At the same time, Bernstein said the customer’s use of a racial slur is “completely disgusting.”