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Man Leaves Racist Note For Waitress Instead Of Tip At Thai Restaurant

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Instead of leaving a tip after dining at a Thai restaurant, a man left an offensive note for his waitress.On Friday, when a waitress at the Bamboo Thai Bistro in Redondo Beach picked up the credit card receipt from a customer, she found that he had left no tip, but instead wrote the words, "Tip for U.S. citizens only," reports NBC LA.

A photo of the receipt was soon shared on social media. Unsurprisingly, the man—identified by the receipt as Jason Paul Naglich—was taken to task for his comment, especially after YouTube star Gina Darling shared the image.

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Even this casket company weighed in on the note:

Jason Paul Naglich, you sir are the kind of person that make the rest of us look bad. If you couldn't afford the tip,...

Posted by Eternal Bliss Caskets, Urns, and memorial markers on Saturday, November 14, 2015

The server—whose identity has not been released—is in her 30s and is in the U.S. legally, working under a visa. She tells NBC LA that she hopes to eventually get her green card to provide a better life for her two kids.

Naglich has not responded to requests for comment, according to NBC LA.