Waitress loses tip to newlywed who accuses her of flirting

Nov 11, 2015 at 9:39 a.m. ET
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We've all been jealous in love, right? I am married, and my husband is as loyal as they come, but even so, on occasion I feel that green monster rising when a woman gets a little too close for comfort. I won't lie. A story in Ohio about the ultimate in jealousy has a lot of people talking this morning.

Jessica Morris is a waitress in Ohio and a newlywed whose new husband works at the same restaurant with her. A few days ago, Morris served a table that also had a pair of newlyweds, but this situation had a twist. By the end of the meal, instead of a tip, the female newlywed left Morris a note instead:

"He's my husband, find your own. Good luck :)," the ticket read.

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Ouch. See below:

Look, we have all been there. We have all been jealous. But you have to be pretty dang cray cray to think your waitress would openly ogle your husband right in front of you. Morris was so ticked she took to Facebook, posting:

"I don't typically talk about work this way, but this needs to be shown/addressed. Mainly because it's hysterical but partially because I'm offended lol

Anywho, today I had a table of 4 come in. Two couples. The one told me they were there to celebrate part of their honeymoon, which I replied "oh I just got married last month, congratulations." I assumed they heard me, and we proceeded with the whole "what can I get you" yada yada yada.

Well, as anyone SHOULD know, waitressing is a personable job. To make money you have to be nice, and show you personality. As all of you should know, since you know me, I'm a personable, sarcastic asshole in the nicest way possible. So ofcourse I let that shine in my job, and at EVERY table.

So, this lady (Jenny) and her husband place their order and she asks me what my name is. I tell her "Jessica" she responds with, "oh, we don't really like that name. Can we call you Jess" and I laughed and said "yeah, you can call me anything you want. I'll even respond with asshole." In which her husband laughs and proceeds to call me that throughout the whole experience we had as server and guests.

I assumed everything was fine, because they were laughing and having a good time. Well I cash out their check, tell them have a good night and to come back. When I come back from singing "happy birthday" to another guest, the couple and company have left, and on one ticket they tipped me $4, well Jenny decided I did not deserve a monetary tip, so she wrote me a nice note, with a $0 tip saying "he's my husband, find your own. Good luck.

And I want to add, Jenny stole my one pen, which she knew was my last because I had apologized that I only had the one to share between the two tickets at the table.

So, Dear Jenny,

I would like you to know, the server that was in the section across from mine, that I kept talking to and checking on throughout the time of you sitting at my table IS MY HUSBAND. Which I found on my own, and looks better than yours. Also, I would like you to know that I'm sorry MY HUSBAND treated me to a cruise for my honeymoon and not a restaurant. As well as, MY HUSBAND would never let me feel so insecure that I would feel the need to write such a terrible note to a server and make them feel the way you have.

So Jenny, here's a life tip for you from me, your insecurity as a woman is heartbreaking. Have pride in yourself and your relationship with YOUR husband to where you don't need to put another down to bring yourself up. Especially a server who lives off her tips and needs them to help her husband pay bills. Also, Jenny, I hope you like the pen, because it's my present to you. One NEWLYWED to another.

P.S - my husband said you can sit in his section next time that way you won't have to be so worried about your husband "flirting" with a server. Maybe you'll see his ring a little better than you saw mine.

Signed, Jessica

The woman you offended by thinking so lowly of, that I would attempt to flirt with a man who is with his wife."

She told her, right?

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I will admit I have done some crazy things in the name of love. I kicked a woman in the shins (though she once tried to kiss my husband) and have been known to tell other women off when I think they are flirting. Hey! My man is attractive. So in some ways, it's a sign of love. I think he is hot enough to warrant female attention. On the other hand, the reality is he probably isn't.

Harsh truth, but right on. Her husband isn't as hot as she thinks he is. Most of ours are not. But don't dismay. The fact that we think they are means the spark is alive and hot! That's always a good thing.

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