The answer of a waitress in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to gay dirt, which is written on a receipt, is viral.
Michele Kride said she had worked for lunch on Tuesday at the Dash-In restaurant in Fort Wayne, where she worked for almost a year when a table was given to two men "who are not that good . "
Eight years in the service sector have taught her to recognize when customers seem to want their space, she told NBC News in a telephone interview on Thursday. This seemed to be the case with the two men at this table.
But when Kryder, who was gay, went to check after the men left, she found:
Crider said her interaction with clients was short, but the note on the check left a trace. "If he's going to the restaurant today, I do not know who he is," she said to the one she thinks she wrote the note.
So she uploaded a video on Facebook later that day and made the post public, thinking that some of her friends would share it and that the client could see it. The video was watched more than 680,000 times on Thursday afternoon.
"Why do you feel the need, sir, write that up there," she said in the video. "If you do not like gays, that's all."
She added that her identity is more than sexual orientation. "You have to see," she said. "I'm much more than that." Crider said the note had hurt her but the support from Facebook colleagues and users was inspiring. "I'm going through the messages and things people sent me, and 99.9% of them are nothing but positivity and encouragement, and that makes my heart happy," she told NBC News.
Crider, who wears her short hair, said she had to explain what happened to her 7-year-old son, Jax, after a local news station visited their home this week.
"He was asking what it was," she said. "I broke it in the age of 7, I used the word" bullying "a lot
Her son could not understand it.
Kride said his answer was," Why not? They like your hair, Mom? You have a lot of cool hair. "