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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 based 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?

Sandy Murphey December 14, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Are audits done before the customer leaves each table? So the auditor can read the comments, look at the customers, and snicker at them? Thanks for enlightening me about this. This truly is an invasion of privacy. We should let those nice women know the extent of this insult to their size.
Ash Leigh December 14, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Sandy, I was only remarking on your statement, "wasn't a communication to anyone but himself" and "ever write a note to yourself that's just ment for your eyes." I was only pointing out, other people will see this receipt, including company personnel. It wasn't a notation that he would only see. I wasn't criticizing you in anyway - but take it how you want it.
Peter Cook December 17, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Well it's a good job he didn't write "hippos". That would have kicked off the animal rights groups.
Sandy Murphey December 18, 2012 at 03:41 AM
Good point!
Ng January 04, 2013 at 05:22 PM
thums up Sandra !

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