Rude Waiter Calls Customers ‘Fat Girls’ on Restaurant Bill but It Gets Worse

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Fat GirlsOh, this is bad. Really bad. Three women went out for a night on the town in Stockton, California, last week and just wanted to have some food and fun. At the Cameo Club Casino's restaurant, they each ordered a tri-tip with fries and a soda, but when the bill came, they were floored -- and not because of the price.

There printed at the top was "Fat Girls." According to ABC News 10, one of the women, Christine Duran, saw it and couldn't believe her eyes. When she told her friends, they thought she was joking at first, but when she showed it to them, they were understandably shocked and outraged. "I was like, 'Oh, heck no,'" Isabel Robles told the station.

So they called the server over, and that's when things went from bad to worse.

He denied having anything to do with it and said some worker named "Jeff" must have put it in the system that way to keep track of their bill. A manager didn't make things any better, and Duran told ABC News he "had like a smirk on his face, like it was funny but trying not to laugh." For their trouble he offered them a 25 percent discount.

A 25 percent discount?! Talk about adding insult to injury. He finally bumped it up to 50 percent, but the women chose their dignity instead and refused his offers. Good for them. First of all this should have NEVER happened. It was rude, childish, and so many other deplorable things, but since it did, that manager should have bent over backwards to try and make things better ... like comping their entire freaking bill for starters.

The restaurant has since issued an apology, and "Jeff" has been suspended for the time being, and that's great, but the damage has been done. These ladies are justifiably still reeling from such cruel behavior. Robles said, "It's not funny. I can just see it over and over again, and I still can't believe it. They labeled us 'fat girls.' It's just something we got to deal with."

And it does nothing to improve the already volatile relationship between customers and restaurant workers. Seriously, it feels like there's some huge passive-aggressive wave of behavior as of late when it comes to servers and customers. From diners leaving cruel tips for waitresses to a Papa John's receipt that contained a totally outrageous racist slur, these incidents seem to be happening with far too much regularity, and they need to stop. And here we wonder why so many of our children are bullies and being bullied. With so many awful examples like this from "adults," what else can we expect?

How would you react if a restaurant did something like this?


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nonmember avatar Anon

The server should have been fired, but honestly, I feel like this is blown out of proportion. If you watch the video, it's clear that the woman really is fat. Why is that such a bad word? It wasn't a slur or anything; it was a really accurate description. It's not like it said fatass or something.

Elena Duran

Kaerae makes a point. @ know your example is flawed in that what is ugly to you may be beautiful to me. Ugly and pretty are objective. 

Gabri... Gabrielle1982

I think those women are making a bigger deal of it than they need to.  Robles said, "It's not funny. I can just see it over and over again, and I still can't believe it. They labeled us 'fat girls.' It's just something we got to deal with".  I highly doubt she's that traumatized. 

Gabri... Gabrielle1982

Not saying the waiter and restaurant aren't in the wrong though!

RMT1995 RMT1995

Elena, for argument's sake - fat can be objective as well. The national guidelines say that someone who is 5 lbs overweight can be considered "fat". Almost everyone in America has SOME amount of fat on their body. Who says that bartender gets to decide who's fat and who isn't? One person could be considered fat at 15 lbs overweight while 10 other people think that person is perfect.

Do you feel stupid is objective as well? I think "Iknow" made a good point. What if that customer asked the bartender "Do you have any ketchup here?" when it was right in front of her - Had he put "STUPID" on that receipt, would that have been OK?

shawn... shawnypooh4

I hate to say it, but if you're fat, you're FAT.  Why would somebody be mad bc they called you what you are?  I don't see skinny people getting upset over Skinny Margaritas or Virginia Slims....If they wana get mad or take offense, you may wana lose some weight.  What do they think people just looking are thinking?? Call me insensitive, but the truth isn't meant to feel like sugar and spice and it ain't always nice.

death... deathbysexiness

I guess they should stop being fat, then. No one can call you fat, if you're not.

LeeshaE LeeshaE

If the shoe fits...that woman is obviously obese if she is so upset over being called fat she should take a walk to blow off some steam. Sorry to be insensitive Shawypooh4 said it the truth hurts maybe she couldn't handle the truth but it cannot be denied. I strongly believe if you are not happy in any aspect of your life than you need to take control and change things. Not complain because people are not sensitive to the hardships you bring upon yourself.

curio... curious1145

What is wrong with the people on here saying if it's true,it's okay to say it? Are you crazy? Are you teaching your kids if another kid in school is fat,it's okay to call them that as long as it's true? If you don't have anything nice to say,don't say it! Strangers have no place to say things like this about people,especially their customers! If someone needs a reality check about themselves,let a close friend or family member do it,not their waiter!

EmmaF... EmmaFromEire

Well a whole load of you here are bitches, so since it's true i reserve the right to address you as such.

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