Waitress: Tea Party Bracelet Got Me Fired

Dan Fastenberg
Megan Geller fired bracelet
Megan Geller fired bracelet

She simply doesn't want to be tread upon.

When 23-year-old Megan Geller was fired from her waitress job at an Outback Steakhouse in Crystal Lake, Ill., in early October, she felt she was being discriminated against for her political leanings. Geller had been wearing a bright yellow bracelet with the words "Don't Tread On Me" inscribed on it "for months," she told the Northwest Herald. But after a couple that she was waiting on complained about the bad service they said they were receiving, Geller was let go from her job. And Geller says it was because the couple complained about the bracelet's tea party association.