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Shut up and pay your bill, fatso!

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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Customers Called 'Fat Girls' on Restaurant Bill

The dinner bill for three friends at Chilly D's Restaurant stung, but it wasn't the price - printed on the top of the receipt were the words "Fat Girls".

"I got the bill, I was looking at bill [and] I was like, 'Why does this receipt say 'fat girls?'" customer Christine Duran said.

The friends had dined out at the Stockton, Calif., restaurant, which is a part of the Cameo Casino Restaurant, on Thursday. The bill lists charges for three tri-tips with fries and three sodas, for a total of $25.50. A bartender named Jeff had apparently typed in "Fat Girls" to keep track of their bill.

When Duran asked a manager for an explanation, he "had like a smirk on his face, like it was funny but trying not to laugh," she said.

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The dining experience went from bad to worse when the restaurant demanded they still pay the bill, offering them a 25 percent discount and then a 50 percent discount. They declined both offers.

In a Facebook message overnight, Maggie Lewis, the Cameo Club Casino owner, apologized and said the insulting treatment Duran and her friends had received is "intolerable in our establishment."

Jimmy Siemers, co-owner of Chilly D's, didn't work the night Duran and her friends received the offensive receipt, but he said he is trying to clean up the mess.

"I just want to tell them we're sincerely sorry and we'll do everything in our power to make sure this never happens to anyone again," he said.

It's certainly not the first time customers have been insulted on receipts.

In January, a Papa John's employee was fired after writing "Lady Chinky Eyes" on a receipt to identify an Asian customer.

A Maryland woman was insulted at a RadioShack in March when she purchased a cassette tape adapter and left with a receipt that read "ugly itch" from "tattoville," referring to the tattoos on her arm in memory of a child lost to SIDS and her deceased mother.

"Based on descriptions we've seen in the media, this incident obviously does not meet RadioShack's expectations for customer service," Eric Bruner, a spokesman for RadioShack told ABC News. "RadioShack responded immediately after seeing reports in the media, taking the strongest possible disciplinary actions." It is against company policy to discuss individual personnel matters but the company has taken the "strongest action available" in response to the issue, the spokesman said.

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turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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 Yes...Id refuse and go and have a few words to the proprietor

Nicoleb9
by Bronze Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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Since I'm already going to hell anyway, I went ahead and lol'd.
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Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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I would be angry. That is insensitive and rude.
Mortiferouslatt
by Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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I don't think they should have to refuse. The manager should have covered it. Most managers have a set amount of meals they can give per month, I think it would have been appropriate. That bartender should be sol when it comes to his job.
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turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:27 PM

 

Quoting Nicoleb9:

Since I'm already going to hell anyway, I went ahead and lol'd.

 I lol'd too...but if it had been me...I may not of been offended because I am fat...but more than likely would of seen a free meal ticket :-)

Nicoleb9
by Bronze Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:31 PM
I'd have just paid the damn thing and left. No way would I want to call attention to it. It's like tripping in the middle of the hallway in high school. Get up as fast as you can so as few people possible can see you there on the floor. Same concept. Now the whole world gets to see it and get a laugh at their expense. I predict a new meme.


Quoting turtle68:

 


Quoting Nicoleb9:

Since I'm already going to hell anyway, I went ahead and lol'd.

 I lol'd too...but if it had been me...I may not of been offended because I am fat...but more than likely would of seen a free meal ticket :-)


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smalltowngal
by Platinum Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Yea. I think that is pretty bad. 

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I would have paid the bill. The bartender is a jerk.

rfurlongg
by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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I would pay, but leave no tip. I would also speak to the manager.
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turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:37 PM

 wouldnt bother me...Im old and comfortable with who I am and who I care about laughing at me.  It does not bother me to make a scene about it. 

If they are smart they would know that by my demeanour and tone of voice and they themselves wouldnt make a scene, let me go with an apology for writing down what should of been kept in his head (Id always ask for that...its one nice way of wiping a smirk off an arseholes face and putting one on mine)

I would of even given them the receipt so it wouldnt go further.  Im all about the there and then.

Quoting Nicoleb9:

I'd have just paid the damn thing and left. No way would I want to call attention to it. It's like tripping in the middle of the hallway in high school. Get up as fast as you can so as few people possible can see you there on the floor. Same concept. Now the whole world gets to see it and get a laugh at their expense. I predict a new meme.


Quoting turtle68:

 


Quoting Nicoleb9:

Since I'm already going to hell anyway, I went ahead and lol'd.

 I lol'd too...but if it had been me...I may not of been offended because I am fat...but more than likely would of seen a free meal ticket :-)


 

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