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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 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 in comments.

Jeremiah December 20, 2012 at 04:20 PM
The original issue was about "class", which neither the waiter, the manager, nor the ladies involved showed. And if one doesn't show "class", it is because they do not have any. That applies to the people posting on this site as well. Sickening to see how many uninvolved people make a mountain out of a molehill. We don't know what caused the waiter to show a lack of class, but he acted in a very juvenile and inappropriate way. The ladies involved were perfectly right to complain - but if they had "class" they would have paid the bill because they ate the food and THEN explained to the manager why they would not be returning and why there was no tip. I ran a restaurant called "Desperados" at Ski Sunrise in Wrightwood for 10 years and I have had to fire workers for rudeness. I have also been treated with rudeness by customers. This is all part of business. At no time did I ever feel I had to make a media issue out of it. Jeremiah
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Darcy Blaze January 11, 2013 at 08:17 AM
This could only have been in California because identifying three fat ladies by that description in a restaurant in any other state would be like identifying three black and white birds in a penguin colony. I'm half a stone over what I should be and working on it, obesity is not going to happen to me. http://www.darcyblaze.com/
Laurie January 11, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Well. they certainly don't have a grip on reality, although I think there needs to be some modicum of respect generally. I would have NOT left a tip, and brought it to the attention of the manager, and never gone back.

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