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 Elle

It certainly didn't help that their bill was for three triple burgers, fries, and fully-loaded sodas....

jalaz77 jalaz77

Tbrucemom-it's called asking them their names. I was a waitress in college and had tables from 20-40 people and I would ask names cause people moved around at the table so using seat numbers didn't always work. Describing someone's physical feature is immature, lacks class and creativity. I am shocked at how many people think this is ok. I said before my 7 y/o daughter knows fat isn't a nice word but she is smart compared to the 'grown' women on this site.

Steph... Stephanie0309

@Shelly, you're not "supposed" to call her anything.

Elizabeth Gronewald

Tbrucemom, are you saying that it is alright to use "lady chinky eyes" as long as the customer does not ml know about it? I happen to find that insulting. I am half-Vietnamese and I do not give a damn if they meant to keep that quip internal or not. You should not refer to someone as " chinky eyes" when you have table numbers and can come up with something not offensive.

Melissa List

I would have just walked right on out. Simple.

Theca... Thecaring1

Being an overweight person myself. I can certainly sympathize with these ladies. I'm glad they didn't take the discount because that would have made the situation look worse. People need to think about others feelings before they act, type or speak. Sometimes people can't help that there overweight . Sometimes it's a chemical imbalance.

Jenalee Rodriquez

"Facebook comment from Tammy Goulette 

I'm fat girl, and if I got a bill in a restaurant stating as such.... First I would congratulate them on having sight, then I would be just as kind and return the favor with.... and here is no tip for the waiter with zits, or no package, or ugly hair, or a badly placed birthmark, or yellow teeth .... Fat is not the only "flaw" that can be pointed out. Return the favor and remind them that they are not perfect either !"

-Perfect! :)

Todd Vrancic

Not acceptable.  The manager made things worse by poorly concealing his amusement.  A customer who complains is nothing to laugh at if you want repeat business.

momav... momavanessa

That is flat out rude and uncalled for. Jeff should be fired. The manager should be suspended for smirking and not taking it seriously!

momav... momavanessa

@Elle it doesn't matter what they ordered!!

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