Five people left the First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro after services were over and went as a group to the local Cheddars restaurant. Chelsea Mayes was one of them. The group of friends patiently waited 30 minutes at a very busy time before they finally got their seat.
Mayes remembered that their waitress did a good job, joked around with them, laughed with them; her group had a good time while there. They even tipped her generously, knowing that during such a very busy time she gave them the best service they could have asked for.
Later, Mayes and her group found out that it was too good to be true. They discovered that their waitress had made a disgustingly racist post about her and her friends on social media.
I am so hungover. And I have a section full of n*****s right now.
Mayes felt confused and hurt by the discovery. She said that it made her “second guess everything.”
“It kind of just confused me,” Mayes said. “If she felt this way the whole time, she could have easily done something to our food, done something to our drinks, and we never would have known.”
Mayes was very upset, and rightly so. She decided that she needed to respond to the hateful post, but she did it in a way that nobody would have seen coming.
This ‘n****r‘ is pretty nice. This ‘n****r‘ actually enjoyed your company. This ‘n****r‘ is praying for you. This ‘n****r‘ loves you and there isn’t anything you can do about it.
When management at the Cheddars restaurant found out about the post made by their waitress, they promptly fired her.
“We, ourselves, were shocked and offended after learning one of our servers had posted comments on social media that were hurtful and derogatory. This type of behavior will never be tolerated in our restaurants. The server was immediately suspended and ultimately terminated after our internal investigation.”
Mayes even expressed her interest in inviting the waitress to a Sunday school class she attends, to “give her a different outlook.” There wasn’t any word on whether or not the waitress accepted the offer, but it’s doubtful it will happen.