As someone who worked her way through college waiting tables… I’m always mortified by this kind of foolishness. Located in the upper-left-hand corner of this bill underneath the phone number… you’ll see it.
As fast paced as the restaurant industry is… you wrote that stupidity on your table’s check – let’s face it… HE wrote it – and thought they wouldn’t notice? Thought you’d have time to erase it?
From Huffington Post:
“I got the bill, and I was like, why does the receipt say, ‘fat girls?'” Duran told News 10. At first, her friends didn’t even believe her. “[Huerta] was like, ‘You’re lying,’ And I was like, ‘No, I’m serious. Look at it.’ She was like, ‘fat girls?'”
When their server returned, the three girls questioned him about the “fat girls” label, but the waiter denied any wrongdoing, according to News 10. He said an employee named “Jeff,” whose name appears on the receipt, must have typed “fat girls” into the system to keep track of their bill.
A manager went over to explain the “fat girls” check, but he “had like a smirk on his face, like it was funny but trying not to laugh,” Duran told ABC News. Instead of clearing all charges, he offered a discount of 25 percent and then a discount of 50 percent, but the women rejected the offers. [source]
Listen. People being jerks… I feel like there have been enough instances, this year, of people being scumbags and putting stupid stuff on receipts. “Chinky eyes,” “Ghettoville, USA,” “you could stand to lose a few.” Really, the random occurrence of people being dirtbags… this is unremarkable. I was actually impressed that the employee was fired behind this.
The comments section – I know, I know… the cardinal rule of Huffington Post is “don’t look at the comments,” and I learned that when I was featured there a year or so ago – is riddled with foolishness! I mean, holy moly:
I agree, it was wrong to put Fat Girls on the check. However, it wouldn’t hurt them to drop 50 to 100 pounds.
Well, they are fat
They should have included photos of the diners so we could verify whether they are in fact, fat girls…
the fat chicks look like they are on welfare get free food every day people should call them as they see them
Actually, these women have a lot of gall to go on TV with this complaint. They are FAT! It is an indisputable fact and now they look even stupider for having called attention to their grotesque obesity. Granted, the server should not have written it on the bill, he should have just chuckled to himself, but he didn’t tell a lie. I’ve worked as a waitress all through college and I would never be able to say out loud what I called certain customers – I just didn’t put it in writing.
So, basically… common courtesy flies cleeeeean out the window if you’re fat?