Would You Pay a Bill That Called You Fat?

Three women who dined at a Stockton Casino were shocked at the words that came on their bill.

It's not what three women were expecting as they sought to settle their tab at Chilly D's restaurant at the Cameo Club Casino in Stockton on Thursday.

The bill hurt the feelings of the three women, according to ABC News.

"I got the bill, I was looking at the bill [and] I was like, 'Why does this receipt say 'fat girls?'" customer Christine Duran told ABC News in this story.

When the trio demanded an explanation from management about the "Fat Girls" comment on the bill, which was for three tri-tip dinners totaling $25.50, they offered to give the ladies as much as a 50-percent discount on the meal.

But the women refused to pay, and were shocked that the waiter, who apparently used the term to keep track of the bill, according to the story, could be so cruel. They were also shocked that the restaurant would force them to pay the bill after basically insulting them.

The owner of the casino, Jimmy Siemers, apologized for the rude comment and told the women that the casino would take measures to avoid any future incidents. The casino did not make the women pay.

Now we put the question to the readers of the Patch. Would you pay for a bill that insulted you? How would you have handled this situation? Did they overreact? Did the women do the right thing?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Margaret DeMilt December 11, 2012 at 05:30 PM
My question is were they fat? Are they obese? If not, why are they upset? What if he wrote ugly girls, or big busted girls, smart girls? I agree his comment was not necessary but I also think they should take things not so personally.
Donna Evans December 11, 2012 at 05:35 PM
So, Margaret, if that had been on your check at the end of the meal you'd have been cool with it? My grandma, after not seeing me for years, said, "Be careful, Donna, boys don't like you to get too big.'' Haunted me for a while.
Just My Opinion December 11, 2012 at 06:01 PM
How terrible and insulting. Yes, those girls should feel insulted. No, they did not overreact. No, they should never pay a bill like that, nor should the restraurant require them to do so. Their check should have been comped immediately. Any server in my restaurant that EVER does something like that, I will see to it that they just worked their last shift
Margaret DeMilt December 11, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Donna I would have had hurt feelings because I am fat and it would have hurt. That is why I asked. The guy was rude no question.


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