Waitress Was Left Without a Tip Because She Wasn't "Normal Looking"

Zombie Burger waitress Taelor May Beeck in Des Moines, Iowa was stiffed by a customer, who wrote on the $17 reciept, "Tips are only for normal looking people."


Understandably upset, the wonderfully pink-haired waitress took to Facebook to post a shout out "to this girl for stiffing me cuz I look like a weirdo~hope she feels better about herself." 

Zombie Burger spokesman Chris Diebel told the Des Moines Register the restaurant is a "place that celebrates individuality and we think the vast majority of our customers like the fact that everybody there is unique. It is a real shame that someone would do this to a person in the service industry."

"At first I was really upset, I felt attacked, I amost felt like I was back in middle school all over again, like being bullied," Beeck told WHO-TV. But she decided to take the high road. "I didn't act on it because it's not worth it when someone puts hate out there, you know, to respond to in a hateful way will do no good."

Beeck describes herself as an individual, and adds that, "It's the way I express myself artistically and it's really important for me to do that."

And she has some good advice for her judgy customer: "I would tell them not to judge someone based on what they look like. I mean, I may look like a weirdo but I'm actually a very nice, decent person."