Instead of leaving a gratuity on Monday, a couple eating at a Harrisonburg, VA restaurant scrawled on the receipt: “We only tip citizens.”
The young server Sadie Elledge, 18, was born in the United States but is of Honduran and Mexican descent.
Her white grandfather, John Elledge spent most of the 1980s in Honduras, working for the Episcopal Church. He met a Honduran woman there who would become his wife. She already had 2 children so he adopted them and they returned to the United States. His son is Sadie’s father and her mother is of Mexican decent.
The owner of the restaurant said she no longer wants the patronage of the couple.