A restaurant waiter in Stockton, Calif., was suspended after he used the phrase “fat girls” on a ticket to identify a table he was waiting on, according to a report from KXTV in Sacramento.
Christina Duran and her friends had enjoyed their evening at the Cameo Club Casino’s restaurant, but when the check came, Duran couldn’t believe her eyes.
“I got the bill, and I was like, ‘Why does the receipt say, ‘fat girls?’” Duran said.
At first her friends assumed she was joking.
When the server returned he denied having anything to do with it and claimed “Jeff,” the name on the name on the receipt, must have been the one who typed the words into the system. But Jeff was gone, so the three demanded to see a manager.
The manager apologized, but his first reaction was to offer 25 percent off the bill. The ladies were shocked.
“He was like, ‘Well, I can do 50 percent,’ and we were just like, are you serious?” Christina Huerta said, who was also at the table.
All three ladies say they can understand why people will laugh when they first hear this story, but after a while it’s no laughing matter.
“It’s not. It’s not funny,” said Isabel Robles. “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.”
Several managers at the casino said this was an isolated incident with a relatively new employee and apologized for the incident.