Dad Furious Over Father’s Day Restaurant Bill That Curses Out His Kid

friendlysJoe Gibson thought he'd had a perfectly good Father's Day dinner with his four-year-old son. They's just enjoyed some chicken, soda, and fries at a Friendly's in St. Louis when Gibson got his bill. There, underneath the wing sauce and a charge for the boy's chicken leg, someone had added a special, profanity-laced item that seemed directed specifically at Gibson's young son -- and it's wasn't very nice at all. "F*CKIN NEEDY KIDS." Uh, happy Father's Day to you, too, Friendly's employee!

Naturally, Gibson was furious. He confronted the manager, who told him that little note at the bottom was just a little joke, heh heh, mistakenly printed out. The waitress was in a hurry. He apologized. But Gibson wasn't satisfied, and posted the bill on Facebook. I was all ready to be outraged on his behalf... that is, until I got a few more details.

Here's the thing. That Friendly's is a bar that serves customers 21 or older. They weren't even supposed to allow Gibson's son in the place. Not only that, they bent the rules again and gave Gibson's son an extra piece of chicken. The manager made these exceptions because what the hell, it's Father's Day and the guys eating out with his son, you know? But maybe that caused a little resentment among the staff.

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Anyway, I think if a restaurant where you're not even supposed to bring your child welcomes you anyway and gives your child an extra piece of chicken, maybe you shouldn't make such a fuss over a rude remark on your bill. I've never been to St. Louis, but I assume they have other restaurants where children are welcome. It's a big city. I can't imagine Friendly's chicken is something so spectacular that it's worth breaking the rules. 

So Gibson kind of lost my sympathy. I still think it was a rude thing to write on the bill, but come on. Complain to the manager and then move on with your life! Show your son how a grown-up man behaves.

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Do you think Gibson had a right to be angry about the note on his bill?

 

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nonmember avatar blue

No. They aren't even supposed to have to deal with kids. His kid was probably acting like a jerk, just like the entitled dad.

early... earlybird11

You are a moron. I don't care what rules they bent. They had no right to even be writing it. . say it to co workers , think it, sure but write it ?????? F**k no ;)

keelh... keelhaulrose

Both sides were wrong. The server was wrong to write it down. And the father was wrong to forcibly impose his four year old on a group of bar patrons who expected an adult night out. Rudness abounds at Friendly's.

Chana... Chanandler.Bong

I'm more offended at the fact that Dining room is spelled "dinning room" on the receipt.

bills... billsfan1104

That's a dumb fucking waitress for leaving it on there. I know she was thinking it and the same with the rest of the staff, but the whole point is not to let them know.

bella... bellacazzate

This receipt shit is just getting trendy. 

grnsm... grnsmomma

Nope, still pissed for the dad.  So if they didn't want to deal with the kid then they should have just made them leave.  If you are going to LET someone do something you lose the option to bitch about it afterwards.  And the fact that they put that IN WRITING.....say it out loud but why in the hell would you ever type that on anything in a computer?

youth... youthfulsoul

It was completely out of line whether they made an exception or not.

IKnow... IKnow0101

If a child is not allowed in the restaurant then politely direct the dad/son somewhere else. If you are going to serve them do it with a smile and keep your negative thoughts to yourself.  If I asked a server for another drink are they allowed to call me a piece of "blank"?  No I don't think so.

nonmember avatar cheers

actually mister bong..dinning is a word..and judging from this father and son..it was used in the right context

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