Is this offensive?

posted 1 year ago in Legal
  • poll: Is this offensive? Should they pay their bill?
    Yes it's offesnive : (292 votes)
    45 %
    No, it's just an accurate description like saying skinny girls : (28 votes)
    4 %
    Other (explained below) : (5 votes)
    1 %
    They have the right to refuse paying : (95 votes)
    15 %
    They DO NOT have the right to refuse paying : (225 votes)
    35 %
  • Member
    10365 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Yes, it’s offensive. But they still should have to pay.

    Member
    1823 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yes I would be offended and embarrassed in that situation. But seriously, that doesn’t give them the right to not pay. They still ate the food so they need to pay for it.

    Member
    3237 posts
    Sugar bee

    Very offensive but that doesnt mean they get free food. Would be nice though.

    Member
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would be offended, but I would still pay.  I just wouldn’t tip.

    Member
    1480 posts
    Bumble bee

    Agree with PPs. Incredibly offensive, but that doesn’t mean they get a free meal out of it. I would pay the bill and not leave a tip.

    Member
    537 posts
    Busy bee

    @discodance:  Exactly, they would get no tip from me. And I’d even tell them what I thought of the little discription and letting us see it. If you’re going to classify like that at least don’t let the customers know!

    Member
    3957 posts
    Honey bee

    That’s why tips exist.  Pay your bill, but when it comes to how the wait staff treated you?  No tip.

    Member
    8281 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    It’s offensive and I would have complained to the manager.

    Speaking from experience (in general) if a customer is unhappy the right things to do is apologize and offer to cover part of the bill.

    ETA: Just read the article and see that when they complained they were offered 25% then 50% off. I think the restaurant did the right thing.

    Member
    1480 posts
    Bumble bee

    @MrsWBS:  Yes, all of that is offensive. I used to be a waitress and we had table numbers to keep track of our tables. We didn’t label them based on the appearance of our customers. Gross.

    Member
    3957 posts
    Honey bee

    @MrsWBS:   Yes, both of these things would still be offensive. If they’re labeled by the color they’re wearing it’s one thing, but they shouldn’t be labeled by physical features they most likely can not control.

    Member
    1282 posts
    Bumble bee
    • KH
    • 1 year ago

    @crayfish:  Agreed. The restaurant should have offered something to apologize (the bill comped, gift certificate for a return visit, etc). Unfortunately, we live in a time that “skinny” is considered a compliment and “fat” is an insult- it is not the same as “brunette” and “redhead”.

    Member
    3258 posts
    Sugar bee

    Yup, super offensive. But I think the only thing they shouldn’t have to pay is the tip.

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