Waitress: ‘tip the schools’ receipt message to Kansas Governor goes viral

Waitress turns down tip, tells Kansas Gov. to ‘tip the schools’ (KSNT)
Waitress turns down tip, tells Kansas Gov. to ‘tip the schools’ (KSNT)

This story is courtesy of our sister station KSNT in Wichita, KS.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A photo posted on social media regarding a note on a receipt given to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has gone viral overnight.

The photo posted by former waitress Chloe Hough shows a credit card receipt from Boss Hawg’s Barbeque in Topeka with Gov. Sam Brownback’s name. The line where the amount to tip was crossed out and next to it a note saying “Tip the schools.” The caption above the photo read “Mic Drop.”

An earlier post on Hough’s Facebook read “You guys 911 emergency. It’s my last shift and I am waiting on our governor. What should I say to him. This is not a test. Go.”

Hough, who had worked at the restaurant for about a year tells KSNT News she had no idea the governor was coming in with his family.

“It was my last shift at the restaurant as I had quit so it worked out nicely.”

Hough said she wasn’t trying to be malicious.

“I just knew I had to say something or I would regret it.”

When asked what other staff members and management thought she said there was support though she didn’t know if her boss was thrilled but did laugh.

Back in March Brownback signed the state’s “block grant” change to funding public education into law with little fanfare and no news media present.

The bill shifts funding from a complicated formula to a relatively simple “block grant” system for the next two years.

Hough said she thinks the “block grants” are ridiculous.

The bill received many objections from school districts, teachers and administrators and was passed by the legislature in less than a week after its introduction.

“The way I understand it, 0% of Kansas educators voted in favor of it.” Said Hough

Last month Brownback said the new finance formula and block grants should not create cuts, but rather give school districts the ability to decide where state money goes.

Hough said she believes education is the foundation of a more progressive society.

“He and his followers are robbing Kansas of equal opportunity.”

KSNT News has reached out to the Governor’s Office and to Boss Hawg’s Barbeque for a response.

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