(Closed) Is this offensive?

posted 6 years ago in Legal
  • poll: Is this offensive? Should they pay their bill?
    Yes it's offesnive : (295 votes)
    46 %
    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 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

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

    Post # 4
    Member
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

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

    Post # 6
    Member
    1402 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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

    Post # 7
    Bee
    1901 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    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.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @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!

    Post # 10
    Member
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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

    Post # 11
    Member
    8882 posts
    Buzzing 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.

    Post # 12
    Bee
    1901 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    @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.

    Post # 13
    Member
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @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.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @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”.

    Post # 16
    Member
    3261 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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