A customer has been banned from a popular steakhouse in Odessa, Texas after refusing to leave a tip but a racist comment instead.
On Saturday Khalil Cavil shared a note he received from a customer while working as a waiter at the Saltgrass Steak House in a Facebook post that now has received almost 18,000 shares.
There had been a zero inserted on the note by the customer in the tip line on their $108.73 bill, circled with the waiter’s name stating “we don’t tip terrorist.”
Most people who have experience working in the catering industry will have experinced a nasty customer who is reluctant to tip at some point, but a note with a remark like this is uncalled for this day and age.
Khalil wrote in his Facebook post. “At the moment I didn’t know what to think nor what to say, I was sick to my stomach, I share this because I want people to understand that this racism, and this hatred still exists.”
Cavil claims he was in fact named after a best friend of his father’s and he has never had any links to a Middle Eastern background.
“My dad was in the military and a buddy that he was very close to, served with him…Khalil was killed in an accident and so my dad just named me after him, one of his best friends,” he said.
His employer Saltgrass Steak House stands firmly with Cavil on this, COO Terry Turney remarked in a statement.“We stand by and support our employee. Racism of any form is unacceptable and we have banned this customer from returning to our establishment.”
People have reached out to support Cavil’s since his post went viral, not with just reassuring words, but providing him with cash donations as well.
Cavil offered his thanks to those who have given to him, in a Facebook post yesterday stating, “To all of the people who have sent me money I want to thank you as well. I want to make it very clear that this was never about the tip nor the money. It was about shedding a light on racism and sharing the love of Jesus.”
Khalil plans to bring the money that people have donated to him and offer it to the missionary work through his church.
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Published By Viraline News.