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(News 10 ABC Sacramento)   Here's the sure fire way to not get tipped - call the people at the table you're serving fat   (news10.net ) divider line
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2012-12-08 03:57:34 AM  
"Fat?" That's a ompliment. Those "girls" are morbidly obese.
 
2012-12-08 04:39:20 AM  
FTA:
"I was laughing at her, and she was like, 'I'm serious.' I'm like, 'No, it does not say fat girls, let me see it,'"

"[Huerta] was like, 'You're lying,'" Duran said. "And I was like, 'No, I'm serious. Look at it.' She was like, 'fat girls?'"

"I was like, 'Give me that,' and I'm looking at it. I was like, 'Oh, heck no,'"

"He was like, 'Well, I can do 50 percent,' and we were just like, are you serious?" Huerta said.


So, they're fat and they barely understand the language of the country they've lived in their entire lives.

/are they single?
 
2012-12-08 05:16:29 AM  

DrPainMD: FTA:
"I was laughing at her, and she was like, 'I'm serious.' I'm like, 'No, it does not say fat girls, let me see it,'"

"[Huerta] was like, 'You're lying,'" Duran said. "And I was like, 'No, I'm serious. Look at it.' She was like, 'fat girls?'"

"I was like, 'Give me that,' and I'm looking at it. I was like, 'Oh, heck no,'"

"He was like, 'Well, I can do 50 percent,' and we were just like, are you serious?" Huerta said.

So, they're fat and they barely understand the language of the country they've lived in their entire lives.

/are they single?


I feel as if I know exactly what everyone was like.
 
2012-12-08 06:39:10 AM  
When I worked at Red Lobster, one couple who came in frequently had to be 400 lbs+ each. We'd have to sneakily find the armless chairs and move them into place at a table before seating them.

One of the stupidest waitresses I ever worked with was waiting on them one night and asked if they'd like any dessert. When they declined, she said, "No? But you look like dessert eaters."
 
2012-12-08 06:40:40 AM  
You know, it's not really that hard not to make fun of your paying customers.

I liked to make notes like "red sweater" or "pretty earrings" personally. So simple, so not offensive. "Coked up grabby hands" made it out once, but he was too coked up too notice.
 
2012-12-08 06:41:50 AM  
Or to...

/might need breakfast.
 
2012-12-08 08:18:09 AM  
I thought they were supposed to be jolly.
 
2012-12-08 08:20:56 AM  
"They can't change it," Robles said. "This is something that we got to live with, all three of us."

Jesus, he didn't give you AIDS.

AND STOP SAYING "LIKE"!
 
2012-12-08 08:28:07 AM  
Judging by their reaction, this was news to them.
 
2012-12-08 08:29:54 AM  
Also, it is common knowledge that fat people don't tip. If they have any money left it is spent on desserts and cleaning out the after-dinner mints.
 
2012-12-08 08:33:25 AM  
In other words, the check with the three women next to them said "hot girls".

/the waiter just wanted to make sure not to confuse the orders
 
2012-12-08 08:59:23 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-08 09:01:21 AM  
Like, are you serious?
 
2012-12-08 09:11:48 AM  
I feel really bad for those girls. No snark here. She was really pretty, too.
 
2012-12-08 09:11:49 AM  
Having been to Stockton I just want to say I am shocked! I mean "fat girls" is entirely vague and descriptive of the vast majority of Stockton's female population. This server should be severely disciplined, in the future receipts should read "fat girls, bad tattoo of what may be Jesus on left shoulder, lime green tube top" so we know exactly to whom it refers.
 
2012-12-08 09:26:20 AM  
Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.
 
2012-12-08 09:43:55 AM  

Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.


That will work as well as pointing out political positions are nonsense and expecting they 'll abandon them.
 
2012-12-08 09:48:00 AM  

Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.


I doubt it...I'm sure some people would be hurt and do something about it, but twice as many people would:

Quell their shame with comfort food.

--or--

Wear "fat" like a badge of honor and make it something that they're good at.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-08 09:54:47 AM  
Do fat Stockton girls tip when not called on their fatness? Might be worth giving up the imaginary $4 for the real satisfaction.
 
Pud
2012-12-08 09:59:06 AM  
Maybe they should have totally like ordered a diet soda with that double fudge cheesecake desert. 

/That like always makes them look 176 lbs. thinner.
 
2012-12-08 10:08:26 AM  
When I was a bartender our POS system did not print whatever you named the check. So you were free to name your tabs "c*nts" or "lower lip sticks out" all you wanted. It was actually helpful, especially when working with another bartender and you need to cash out a tab the other guy started. "Hmmmmm, 'obnoxious fat chick.' Ah, this must be her."

Then they changed the POS system. Out of habit, we all still used insults to describe our tabs. I got very, VERY lucky when I was busted for naming a tab "hot redhead." She laughed and even went out sightseeing with me after we closed. But what if it had been one of these fat girls? I'm not a fat-hater (at least not to the rage-inducing levels of many Farkers), but it is and identifying characteristic that helps you keep your sh*t in order when you have 35 tabs running and everyone is screaming shot orders at you while the Beastie Boys are playing so loudly that your teeth are bouncing.

Anyway, my point is that this is a very common practice, and instead of suing or whatever, maybe these girls should lose some weight. It should be a wake-up call, not an offense. Everyone already thinks you're fat - this employee just used it as a way of keeping your tab separate from the skinny couple next to you.
 
2012-12-08 10:09:25 AM  

Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.


While I completely agree that overweight people should lose weight because they'll not only look better but be healthier, I do not agree that insulting or degrading them is the way to go about doing it. Not saying that's necessarily what you were implying.

I'm not heavy, but I have friends that are, and I feel bad for them when people insult them because of their weight. Should they lose weight? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean they should be treated like dirt either.

Just my $0.02.
 
2012-12-08 10:14:50 AM  

Coco LaFemme: While I completely agree that overweight people should lose weight because they'll not only look better but be healthier, I do not agree that insulting or degrading them is the way to go about doing it. Not saying that's necessarily what you were implying.


Well they acted like they were shocked to hear it and since they seem to hang in a three girl fatty support group, maybe they were.
 
2012-12-08 10:18:39 AM  
They also said they hope these three women will return to the casino, so that the managers can apologize in person they will spend/lose more money.
 
2012-12-08 10:19:08 AM  
Nonetheless, it isn't clear if anything can make up for the damage done.

They're holding out for, like, free nachos...like, with everything, you know.
 
2012-12-08 10:22:12 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

it was just a label so that the server would know which table to bring the food to
 
2012-12-08 10:39:42 AM  

Coco LaFemme: Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

While I completely agree that overweight people should lose weight because they'll not only look better but be healthier, I do not agree that insulting or degrading them is the way to go about doing it. Not saying that's necessarily what you were implying.

I'm not heavy, but I have friends that are, and I feel bad for them when people insult them because of their weight. Should they lose weight? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean they should be treated like dirt either.

Just my $0.02.


I feel the same to a point. But if the person is 500 lbs and climbing, can't/won't get out of bed, and doesn't take any initiative to change...I no longer care about their feelings.

I've been working a job where I deliver specialty beds to hospitals, including those meant for patients over 500 lbs. It astounds me how they have so little willpower that they refuse to diet, knowing they're a drain on their family and friends.
 
2012-12-08 11:01:57 AM  
i212.photobucket.com

/oblig
 
2012-12-08 11:12:16 AM  
Why does it say "fat girls"? Look in the goddamn mirror. Maybe it was meant as a compliment.
 
2012-12-08 11:12:48 AM  
Well you are. If someone brought me a receipt that said "skinny Guy", I wouldn't be offended.

/I am skinny
//6'4/180
///off to the gym!
 
2012-12-08 11:14:46 AM  

abhorrent1: Well you are. If someone brought me a receipt that said "skinny Guy", I wouldn't be offended.

/I am skinny
//6'4/180
///off to the gym!


You've only got 26 minutes to get there. CLOCK'S TICKING.
 
2012-12-08 11:14:55 AM  

bongmiester: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 364x317]

it was just a label so that the server would know which table to bring the food to


Two Girls, One MacFries.
 
2012-12-08 11:16:47 AM  

Coco LaFemme: Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

While I completely agree that overweight people should lose weight because they'll not only look better but be healthier, I do not agree that insulting or degrading them is the way to go about doing it. Not saying that's necessarily what you were implying.

I'm not heavy, but I have friends that are, and I feel bad for them when people insult them because of their weight. Should they lose weight? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean they should be treated like dirt either.

Just my $0.02.


Coco, I agree with you one hundred percent.
 
2012-12-08 11:17:13 AM  
That receipt's been doctored. It originally said "uppity broads."
 
2012-12-08 11:17:39 AM  

abhorrent1: Well you are. If someone brought me a receipt that said "skinny Guy", I wouldn't be offended.

/I am skinny
//6'4/180
///off to the gym!


And you are tall, too! :)
 
2012-12-08 11:19:12 AM  

darwinpolice: You've only got 26 minutes to get there. CLOCK'S TICKING.


On my way. just need to finish my Martini

clatl.com 

/I work out in a tux too
 
2012-12-08 11:19:19 AM  

Coco LaFemme: Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

While I completely agree that overweight people should lose weight because they'll not only look better but be healthier, I do not agree that insulting or degrading them is the way to go about doing it. Not saying that's necessarily what you were implying.

I'm not heavy, but I have friends that are, and I feel bad for them when people insult them because of their weight. Should they lose weight? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean they should be treated like dirt either.

Just my $0.02.


People are assholes. On the other end of the spectrum, a friend of mine was extremely thin. Unhealthy thin. Probably-eating-disorder thin.

We'd go out and something like a half-dozen dudes a night would yell at her to eat a sandwich.

Ugh, people.
 
2012-12-08 11:20:56 AM  
Well, were they fat?
 
2012-12-08 11:21:03 AM  
Because People in power are Stupid:

Came here to see if anyone would be offered a wafer-thin mint. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-12-08 11:21:13 AM  

abhorrent1: Well you are. If someone brought me a receipt that said "skinny Guy", I wouldn't be offended.

/I am skinny
//6'4/180
///off to the gym!


hey yo fat girl, c'mere--are ya ticklish?
Yeah, I called ya fat.
Look at me, I'm skinny
It never stopped me from gettin' busy
I'm a freak
I like the girls with the boom
I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom
 
2012-12-08 11:21:54 AM  
That news clip should be how-to required veiwing for every broadcasting school student.
 
2012-12-08 11:22:59 AM  

abhorrent1: Well you are. If someone brought me a receipt that said "skinny Guy", I wouldn't be offended.

/I am skinny
//6'4/180
///off to the gym!


2" shorter and you'd be fat!
 
2012-12-08 11:23:55 AM  
No repeat business for you!

We'll go be fat someplace else!
 
2012-12-08 11:24:07 AM  
Like, totally!
 
2012-12-08 11:25:40 AM  
This could have been easily avoided

/ If there were not so fat
// Or they stayed home out of the sight of normal people
 
2012-12-08 11:25:46 AM  
"They can't change it," Robles said. "This is something that we got to live with, all three of us."

Yes, you'll have to live with the fact that you're fat, and no, no restaurant can change that fact.
 
2012-12-08 11:27:23 AM  
At some point you need something to move you out of denial about your weight.
I promise these girls dont think they are fat.
I had my moment 18 months ago.
I have lost 75#'s since then and have added alot of muscle.
Still need to lose another 50ish and I will be happy with where my weight is.
If this happened to me when I was larger (hell, even if it happened to me now), my feelings would be hurt, but I would know it true and move on.
I am a big boy. both literally (for now at least) and emotionally. I can take it.
These cows need to graze on some grass for a while, or eat more another type of sausage.

/I can say that cause I am a fatty too.
//Its like how other races can call each other offensive names and its endearing.
 
2012-12-08 11:28:18 AM  

Son of Thunder: Came here to see if anyone would be offered a wafer-thin mint.


And a bucket.
 
2012-12-08 11:29:03 AM  
The manager apologized, but his first reaction was to offer 25 percent off the bill. The ladies were shocked.

"He was like, 'Well, I can do 50 percent,' and we were just like, are you serious?" Huerta said.


the heart attack grill gives u free dinner if your 350 lbs
 
2012-12-08 11:29:05 AM  
The manager apologized, but his first reaction was to offer 25 percent off the bill. The ladies were shocked.
"He was like, 'Well, I can do 50 percent,' and we were just like, are you serious?" Huerta said.


did the server lie? No. Going to the media to advertise how you got called fat, when you are undeniably fat, doesn't get much sympathy from me. And oh, girls--everyone else calls you fat too. Just not in print. Deal with it.
 
2012-12-08 11:30:07 AM  

AssAsInAssassin: "Fat?" That's a compliment. Those "girls" are morbidly obese.


The video was rich. They shot them in the dark with really soft lighting, shoulders up of course. When they cut to the shot of the chairs, was I the only person wondering how much their asses hung off the sides?
 
2012-12-08 11:30:37 AM  
I bet the waiter still demanded his "Fark Wait Staff Approved 95% Tip."

Of course that would be 95% of the price of the original bill, before the "fatgirls" price break.
 
2012-12-08 11:30:43 AM  
I was like. It's like. I'm like. we were like.

/Like.
 
2012-12-08 11:31:56 AM  
Fat girl: "It's wrong"
No it's not. It's a fact.
You're fat.
All of you are fat.
You ate and were fat.
If you had broken gym equipment and were fat, you'd still be fat,

Get on your bike and ride.
 
2012-12-08 11:32:01 AM  
Fat people are harder to kidnap.
 
2012-12-08 11:33:30 AM  
As a former restaurant manager (late 1980s) I would have fully comp'd their meal. Probably wouldn't be hearing about me on the news either. Losing $25.50 isn't so bad. Getting terrible press plus a district manager on you is definitely worse.

//had someone shiat on the floor... then step in it to get a free meal. he didn't get one...
 
2012-12-08 11:35:03 AM  
"This is something that we got to live with, all three of us."

This seems like an over-reaction. The implication is that this event will scar these individuals for life. If this is among the worst they've ever gotten for being fat, they're lucky. I got pushed down the stairs a few times in high school so anyone who only called me fat sort of blends into the tableau.

/Lost weight.
//The world is kinder to thin people.
 
2012-12-08 11:35:24 AM  

abhorrent1: darwinpolice: You've only got 26 minutes to get there. CLOCK'S TICKING.

On my way. just need to finish my Martini

[clatl.com image 400x598] 

/I work out in a tux too


Best be an Under Armour tux, son.
 
2012-12-08 11:36:51 AM  
The restaurant should be more subtle. For example, if they just add calorie counts to the receipt...

Bacon double cheeseburger....580 calories
Large Coke...388 calories
Large fries...500 calories
Milkshake...635 calories
Cheesecake (lg slice)...515 calories
.............................................................
You have consumed 2618 calories!
This is equivalent to 3/4 pounds of fat!
 
2012-12-08 11:37:28 AM  

Coco LaFemme: Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

While I completely agree that overweight people should lose weight because they'll not only look better but be healthier, I do not agree that insulting or degrading them is the way to go about doing it. Not saying that's necessarily what you were implying.

I'm not heavy, but I have friends that are, and I feel bad for them when people insult them because of their weight. Should they lose weight? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean they should be treated like dirt either.

Just my $0.02.


We shouldn't ridicule fat people, but we also shouldn't enable their delusions that "fat is perfectly natural".
 
2012-12-08 11:37:37 AM  
"This is something that we got to live with, all three of us."
No it isn't.
You're fat now.
You can get into shape.
Blob is not a shape.

No excuse for being fat.
Push the plates away, ladies.
While there's time.

Stop me if you heard this one before:
A Mexican, Black, and Native American trio of girls waddle into a casino bar...
 
2012-12-08 11:38:15 AM  

dickfreckle: When I was a bartender our POS system did not print whatever you named the check. So you were free to name your tabs "c*nts" or "lower lip sticks out" all you wanted. It was actually helpful, especially when working with another bartender and you need to cash out a tab the other guy started. "Hmmmmm, 'obnoxious fat chick.' Ah, this must be her."

Then they changed the POS system. Out of habit, we all still used insults to describe our tabs. I got very, VERY lucky when I was busted for naming a tab "hot redhead." She laughed and even went out sightseeing with me after we closed. But what if it had been one of these fat girls? I'm not a fat-hater (at least not to the rage-inducing levels of many Farkers), but it is and identifying characteristic that helps you keep your sh*t in order when you have 35 tabs running and everyone is screaming shot orders at you while the Beastie Boys are playing so loudly that your teeth are bouncing.

Anyway, my point is that this is a very common practice, and instead of suing or whatever, maybe these girls should lose some weight. It should be a wake-up call, not an offense. Everyone already thinks you're fat - this employee just used it as a way of keeping your tab separate from the skinny couple next to you.


I make tips at my job, and we keep orders straight by asking for first names. It's just a whole lot easier in the long run, unless you get two customers with the same first name, in which case you let them know they share a name with somebody else and ask for a last initial.
 
2012-12-08 11:38:16 AM  

JeffreyScott: I bet the waiter still demanded his "Fark Wait Staff Approved 95% Tip."

Of course that would be 95% of the price of the original bill, before the "fatgirls" price break.


Why do you have to turn this into a tipping thread, with hyperbole at that? This thread is about obnoxious fat chicks.
 
2012-12-08 11:39:19 AM  

cryinoutloud: The manager apologized, but his first reaction was to offer 25 percent off the bill. The ladies were shocked.
"He was like, 'Well, I can do 50 percent,' and we were just like, are you serious?" Huerta said.

did the server lie? No. Going to the media to advertise how you got called fat, when you are undeniably fat, doesn't get much sympathy from me. And oh, girls--everyone else calls you fat too. Just not in print. Deal with it.


they'd have to do a body fat % check to determine fatness
anything under 50% = more human (bones, muscle) than fat
anything over = more fat than human

anyway the people who made that was retarded. because a 80% BF individual is STILL obviously human. why would ANYONE get offended by teh term "fat"
 
2012-12-08 11:39:45 AM  
userserve-ak.last.fm

/wonder what the problem is.
 
2012-12-08 11:41:19 AM  
So, can someone explain why these ladies should have received any discount? I can't get a discount at a store on general merchandise if an associate is a jerk to me. Why the double standard?
 
2012-12-08 11:41:21 AM  

dickfreckle: JeffreyScott: I bet the waiter still demanded his "Fark Wait Staff Approved 95% Tip."

Of course that would be 95% of the price of the original bill, before the "fatgirls" price break.

Why do you have to turn this into a tipping thread, with hyperbole at that? This thread is about obnoxious fat chicks.



Who tip... the scales?
 
2012-12-08 11:41:29 AM  

dickfreckle: JeffreyScott: I bet the waiter still demanded his "Fark Wait Staff Approved 95% Tip."

Of course that would be 95% of the price of the original bill, before the "fatgirls" price break.

Why do you have to turn this into a tipping thread, with hyperbole at that? This thread is about obnoxious fat chicks.


Oh, and thank you for this.
 
2012-12-08 11:41:31 AM  
I've been referred to by the following terms:
"Fat guy"
"White guy"
"Guy with glasses"

I found none of these terms to be offensive, as I am a fat white guy with glasses.
 
2012-12-08 11:41:49 AM  
Writing "fat girls" on a locker or a bathroom stall strikes some people as hilarious but most of these people grew out of that phase when they started to mature and develop a sense of empathy, like . . . oh, I don't know . . . around the age of ten. If you're a business manager and still find this sort of thing amusing, then it's reasonable to expect a loss a business and possibly a swift kick in the ass, as well.
 
2012-12-08 11:42:01 AM  
but, they are fat, did I miss something?
 
2012-12-08 11:42:16 AM  
They're being a bit dramatic, no?

But they are farking fat. Still...that's no excuse to actually type that into the system and put it on the check. Yeah, the servers probably referred to them as the "fat girls" when talking about which table they were serving, but you don't go and leave a paper trail of that behavior. My friend is a server and of course the servers talk about their customers among themselves, but he says they would NEVER, EVER say any of that stuff to their customers face to face; that's exactly how you lose a customer and their future business.

Their meal should've been comped and "Jeff" should lose his job...but was this really something that necessitated calling the news over?
 
2012-12-08 11:42:54 AM  

NutWrench: Writing "fat girls" on a locker or a bathroom stall strikes some people as hilarious but most of these people grew out of that phase when they started to mature and develop a sense of empathy, like . . . oh, I don't know . . . around the age of ten. If you're a business manager and still find this sort of thing amusing, then it's reasonable to expect a loss a business and possibly a swift kick in the ass, as well.


You sound fat.
 
2012-12-08 11:43:10 AM  
i'm NEVER referred to derogatorily

it almost pisses me off how average of appearance i have

even though i'm overweight and losing half my hair
 
2012-12-08 11:44:19 AM  

AssAsInAssassin: "Fat?" That's a ompliment. Those "girls" are morbidly obese.


An "om nom-pliment?"
 
2012-12-08 11:47:31 AM  

ramblinwreck: So, can someone explain why these ladies should have received any discount? I can't get a discount at a store on general merchandise if an associate is a jerk to me. Why the double standard?


Did you complain to the manager? Most establishments that are open to the public and plan to be for any length of time take this stuff seriously.
 
2012-12-08 11:47:52 AM  

dickfreckle: When I was a bartender our POS system did not print whatever you named the check. So you were free to name your tabs "c*nts" or "lower lip sticks out" all you wanted. It was actually helpful, especially when working with another bartender and you need to cash out a tab the other guy started. "Hmmmmm, 'obnoxious fat chick.' Ah, this must be her."

Then they changed the POS system. Out of habit, we all still used insults to describe our tabs. I got very, VERY lucky when I was busted for naming a tab "hot redhead." She laughed and even went out sightseeing with me after we closed. But what if it had been one of these fat girls? I'm not a fat-hater (at least not to the rage-inducing levels of many Farkers), but it is and identifying characteristic that helps you keep your sh*t in order when you have 35 tabs running and everyone is screaming shot orders at you while the Beastie Boys are playing so loudly that your teeth are bouncing.

Anyway, my point is that this is a very common practice, and instead of suing or whatever, maybe these girls should lose some weight. It should be a wake-up call, not an offense. Everyone already thinks you're fat - this employee just used it as a way of keeping your tab separate from the skinny couple next to you.


Thank you so much for taking the time to say everything I would have said had I wanted to make the effort.

////Or "This", if you must. Except the hot redhead anecdote. Which I envy.
 
2012-12-08 11:48:48 AM  

seapig: They're being a bit dramatic, no?


It's retarded that this should be an "exclusive" on the farking news.
 
2012-12-08 11:48:56 AM  
Maybe the waiter actually did them a favour. It can't be healthy to be that huge.
 
2012-12-08 11:52:34 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: i'm NEVER referred to derogatorily

it almost pisses me off how average of appearance i have

even though i'm overweight and losing half my hair


You're a tool !! There, feel better now?
 
2012-12-08 11:53:01 AM  

ramblinwreck: So, can someone explain why these ladies should have received any discount? I can't get a discount at a store on general merchandise if an associate is a jerk to me. Why the double standard?


You'd prefer they didn't return the meal to you and walk out?
 
2012-12-08 11:53:02 AM  
Just a thought:

If it had been a man who needed a wheelchair and his ticket said 'cripple' (or a group of men in wheelchairs and a ticket that said (crippled boys), and he was offended, would you be rushing to defend the server because it's 'true'?

The description of a waitstaff job is to bring out food and keep the customers happy, not to drop truthy truth bombs on the customers. Do you really think these women are unaware that they are fat? Believe me, they're fully aware of it. But that doesn't make the ticket less hurtful in that moment, and neither does the truth of the statement.
 
2012-12-08 11:53:35 AM  
I don't understand their reaction at all.

I am fat. If people call me fat, it is an observation, not an insult... I am also tall, but do not get upset when people call me tall.
 
2012-12-08 11:53:56 AM  

epoch_destroi: Just a thought:

If it had been a man who needed a wheelchair and his ticket said 'cripple' (or a group of men in wheelchairs and a ticket that said (crippled boys), and he was offended, would you be rushing to defend the server because it's 'true'?

The description of a waitstaff job is to bring out food and keep the customers happy, not to drop truthy truth bombs on the customers. Do you really think these women are unaware that they are fat? Believe me, they're fully aware of it. But that doesn't make the ticket less hurtful in that moment, and neither does the truth of the statement.


lame
 
2012-12-08 11:54:44 AM  

Ennuipoet: Having been to Stockton I just want to say I am shocked! I mean "fat girls" is entirely vague and descriptive of the vast majority of Stockton's female population. This server should be severely disciplined, in the future receipts should read "fat girls, bad tattoo of what may be Jesus on left shoulder, lime green tube top" so we know exactly to whom it refers.


The tattoo is of Dan Folgelberg.
 
2012-12-08 11:55:02 AM  

vudukungfu: epoch_destroi: Just a thought:

If it had been a man who needed a wheelchair and his ticket said 'cripple' (or a group of men in wheelchairs and a ticket that said (crippled boys), and he was offended, would you be rushing to defend the server because it's 'true'?

The description of a waitstaff job is to bring out food and keep the customers happy, not to drop truthy truth bombs on the customers. Do you really think these women are unaware that they are fat? Believe me, they're fully aware of it. But that doesn't make the ticket less hurtful in that moment, and neither does the truth of the statement.

lame


lame isn't much better then cripple.
 
2012-12-08 11:55:12 AM  
So now people are getting offended when you tell it like it is?
Open and honest communication is officially dead.
 
2012-12-08 11:55:27 AM  

Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.


Yeah, that's a good point. The ONE thing keeping overweight people from losing weight is not knowing that they're fat, or that other people think they're fat.
 
2012-12-08 11:56:54 AM  

dickfreckle: When I was a bartender our POS system did not print whatever you named the check. So you were free to name your tabs "c*nts" or "lower lip sticks out" all you wanted. It was actually helpful, especially when working with another bartender and you need to cash out a tab the other guy started. "Hmmmmm, 'obnoxious fat chick.' Ah, this must be her."

Then they changed the POS system. Out of habit, we all still used insults to describe our tabs. I got very, VERY lucky when I was busted for naming a tab "hot redhead." She laughed and even went out sightseeing with me after we closed. But what if it had been one of these fat girls? I'm not a fat-hater (at least not to the rage-inducing levels of many Farkers), but it is and identifying characteristic that helps you keep your sh*t in order when you have 35 tabs running and everyone is screaming shot orders at you while the Beastie Boys are playing so loudly that your teeth are bouncing.

Anyway, my point is that this is a very common practice, and instead of suing or whatever, maybe these girls should lose some weight. It should be a wake-up call, not an offense. Everyone already thinks you're fat - this employee just used it as a way of keeping your tab separate from the skinny couple next to you.


Very sensible post. Almost too sensible...
 
2012-12-08 12:00:21 PM  
The look on Duran's face says that she'd like some of her friends to pay a visit to that casino.

www.eupolitique.com
 
2012-12-08 12:00:26 PM  

aimtastic: When I worked at Red Lobster, one couple who came in frequently had to be 400 lbs+ each. We'd have to sneakily find the armless chairs and move them into place at a table before seating them.One of the stupidest waitresses I ever worked with was waiting on them one night and asked if they'd like any dessert. When they declined, she said, "No? But you look like dessert eaters."


Yeah, that's pretty bad, but management has to take some blame as well. When I worked at Red Lobster (busboy, many years ago) all servers were required to push desserts, drinks and appetizers and measured by the average $$$ of each per check. Results were displayed on a chart and the lowest scoring server in each category was framed with a paper "dog house" drawing and called out by the manager at daily meetings.

What the waitress in your example said is pretty bad, but I bet it wouldn't have happened without pressure from above to constantly be upselling.
 
2012-12-08 12:00:39 PM  

capt.hollister: I don't understand their reaction at all.

I am fat. If people call me fat, it is an observation, not an insult... I am also tall, but do not get upset when people call me tall.


Could it be that fat is often used as an insult, and so when people are called fat by strangers (especially women, who are pressured to be thin at all costs-- not just healthy, but THIN THIN THIN) they get a little defensive?
 
2012-12-08 12:00:53 PM  

notatrollorami: dickfreckle: When I was a bartender our POS system did not print whatever you named the check. So you were free to name your tabs "c*nts" or "lower lip sticks out" all you wanted. It was actually helpful, especially when working with another bartender and you need to cash out a tab the other guy started. "Hmmmmm, 'obnoxious fat chick.' Ah, this must be her."

Then they changed the POS system. Out of habit, we all still used insults to describe our tabs. I got very, VERY lucky when I was busted for naming a tab "hot redhead." She laughed and even went out sightseeing with me after we closed. But what if it had been one of these fat girls? I'm not a fat-hater (at least not to the rage-inducing levels of many Farkers), but it is and identifying characteristic that helps you keep your sh*t in order when you have 35 tabs running and everyone is screaming shot orders at you while the Beastie Boys are playing so loudly that your teeth are bouncing.

Anyway, my point is that this is a very common practice, and instead of suing or whatever, maybe these girls should lose some weight. It should be a wake-up call, not an offense. Everyone already thinks you're fat - this employee just used it as a way of keeping your tab separate from the skinny couple next to you.

Thank you so much for taking the time to say everything I would have said had I wanted to make the effort.

////Or "This", if you must. Except the hot redhead anecdote. Which I envy.


Well not to defend them (see my previous post), but the difference between your (very) CSB and TFA is that the latter happened in a restaurant. You know, with fixed tables and seating positions... these women could just as accurately been identified as table 7.
 
2012-12-08 12:01:47 PM  

pion: abhorrent1: Well you are. If someone brought me a receipt that said "skinny Guy", I wouldn't be offended.

/I am skinny
//6'4/180
///off to the gym!

hey yo fat girl, c'mere--are ya ticklish?
Yeah, I called ya fat.
Look at me, I'm skinny
It never stopped me from gettin' busy
I'm a freak
I like the girls with the boom
I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom


Whatever you say, Bignose.
 
2012-12-08 12:01:54 PM  
Ya gotta be a certain level of AW to go on TV with such an embarrassing and unsympathic story. Geezus.
 
2012-12-08 12:02:59 PM  
Would " 3 Mexican putas", have been better?
 
2012-12-08 12:03:09 PM  

BigRightRear: Jon iz teh kewl: i'm NEVER referred to derogatorily

it almost pisses me off how average of appearance i have

even though i'm overweight and losing half my hair

You're a tool !! There, feel better now?


tools can get a lot of money on MythBusters. like Imahara
 
2012-12-08 12:04:43 PM  
I am more surprised that since this happened in Stockton, nobody was shot or killed regarding this insult.
 
2012-12-08 12:05:43 PM  

BigRightRear: Jon iz teh kewl: i'm NEVER referred to derogatorily

it almost pisses me off how average of appearance i have

even though i'm overweight and losing half my hair

You're a tool !! There, feel better now?


Who would want a fat, balding tool? I say he looks like a monk.
 
2012-12-08 12:09:16 PM  
I wish they showed the whole bill so that we could see what they ordered. I bet that they didn't just share a salad.
 
2012-12-08 12:09:24 PM  

epoch_destroi: capt.hollister: I don't understand their reaction at all.

I am fat. If people call me fat, it is an observation, not an insult... I am also tall, but do not get upset when people call me tall.

Could it be that fat is often used as an insult, and so when people are called fat by strangers (especially women, who are pressured to be thin at all costs-- not just healthy, but THIN THIN THIN) they get a little defensive?


Tall is considered a virtue in our society and leads to higher incomes. Fat is considered a vice and has a cadre of negative stereotypes associated with it. No one will ever call you "tall" and mean it as an insult. There are no "yo mama so tall" jokes. The only thing the two have in common is an inability to fit in spaces designed for smaller people (airplanes, doorways, sexy cars, rollercoasters, etc)
 
2012-12-08 12:13:01 PM  

Ennuipoet: Having been to Stockton I just want to say I am shocked! I mean "fat girls" is entirely vague and descriptive of the vast majority of Stockton's female population. This server should be severely disciplined, in the future receipts should read "fat girls, bad tattoo of what may be Jesus on left shoulder, lime green tube top" so we know exactly to whom it refers.


The entire Central Valley really. Bakersfield to Redding, nothing but lard.
 
2012-12-08 12:13:11 PM  

vudukungfu: epoch_destroi: Just a thought:

If it had been a man who needed a wheelchair and his ticket said 'cripple' (or a group of men in wheelchairs and a ticket that said (crippled boys), and he was offended, would you be rushing to defend the server because it's 'true'?

The description of a waitstaff job is to bring out food and keep the customers happy, not to drop truthy truth bombs on the customers. Do you really think these women are unaware that they are fat? Believe me, they're fully aware of it. But that doesn't make the ticket less hurtful in that moment, and neither does the truth of the statement.

lame


Agreed. That's pretty pathetic, even for Fark.
 
2012-12-08 12:14:17 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: i'm NEVER referred to derogatorily

it almost pisses me off how average of appearance i have

even though i'm overweight and losing half my hair


It really doesn't matter if you are fat, skinny, average, bald, pretty, nicely dressed, etc. A$$holes will always find a way to be A$$holes and go out of their way to find something wrong with you they don't like and make fun of you in some way. I just look at those type of people and laugh because 99% of the time I make more money then they do anyways.
 
2012-12-08 12:14:59 PM  

ramblinwreck: So, can someone explain why these ladies should have received any discount? I can't get a discount at a store on general merchandise if an associate is a jerk to me. Why the double standard?


TAYQ, even though a restaurant delivers food, the actual product is service and not the food as merchandise. If something is legitimately wrong with the service to the point where it ruins the dining experience for the guest then there has been a failure to deliver the product (service) and comping the check is a natural way to make it right.

This case was a fail by the manager, starting with 25% off and then going to 50%, etc. "Jeff" may be to blame for starting this, but the manager failed to end it when given the chance. If he would have immediately and graciously comped the check in the first place, there's a good chance this would never have made it to the news and fark, which would be a shame, so it's not like I'm disappointed.
 
2012-12-08 12:15:57 PM  
OMG THE TRAUMA!

Please.


I hope the manager gives them a free meal, and then the bill reads "valued customers who are definitely not at all fat".
 
2012-12-08 12:16:49 PM  
They have the body type - and apparently, like, the intelligence, ya know, like? - of cud-chewin' cows.

"Fat Girls"...that doesn't even scratch the level of fail in this group. Like.
 
2012-12-08 12:18:09 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: I am more surprised that since this happened in Stockton, nobody was shot or killed regarding this insult.


yet...
 
2012-12-08 12:19:19 PM  

WhippingBoy: vudukungfu: epoch_destroi: Just a thought:

If it had been a man who needed a wheelchair and his ticket said 'cripple' (or a group of men in wheelchairs and a ticket that said (crippled boys), and he was offended, would you be rushing to defend the server because it's 'true'?

The description of a waitstaff job is to bring out food and keep the customers happy, not to drop truthy truth bombs on the customers. Do you really think these women are unaware that they are fat? Believe me, they're fully aware of it. But that doesn't make the ticket less hurtful in that moment, and neither does the truth of the statement.

lame

Agreed. That's pretty pathetic, even for Fark.


Lame argument.
As in INvalid.
Not invalid.

lacking validity.
One can overcome obesity.

Being a quad... however...
 
2012-12-08 12:20:29 PM  
They are undercharging for their soda. It should be $1.75 at least.

/no wonder they can't afford to hire decent help.
 
2012-12-08 12:21:30 PM  

Fart_Machine: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x500]

/wonder what the problem is.


www.geeksofdoom.com
Equally confused by the controversy.
 
2012-12-08 12:22:46 PM  

Generation_D: The entire Central Valley really. Bakersfield to Redding, nothing but lard.


It's like the whole state is sloped toward the middle and all the fat people just roll in there.

/Six year living in Yuba City, the scars are just now fading.
 
2012-12-08 12:23:55 PM  
Seimers wasn't working the night this happened, but when he found out, he questioned Jeff who, Seimers said, admitted to typing the words into the system.

"I don't think he understood completely because he was busy last night, but that's just no excuse," Seimers said.


He meant "Farty Girls" but the field was limited to a set number of characters.

It's a casino restaurant. There were probably forty farty fat girls in the restaurant.
 
2012-12-08 12:24:24 PM  

ennuie: Tall is considered a virtue in our society and leads to higher incomes. Fat is considered a vice and has a cadre of negative stereotypes associated with it. No one will ever call you "tall" and mean it as an insult. There are no "yo mama so tall" jokes. The only thing the two have in common is an inability to fit in spaces designed for smaller people (airplanes, doorways, sexy cars, rollercoasters, etc)


The most important thing is:
"Tall" is not a consequence of your personal choices
"Fat" is
 
2012-12-08 12:26:50 PM  

epoch_destroi: capt.hollister: I don't understand their reaction at all.

I am fat. If people call me fat, it is an observation, not an insult... I am also tall, but do not get upset when people call me tall.

Could it be that fat is often used as an insult, and so when people are called fat by strangers (especially women, who are pressured to be thin at all costs-- not just healthy, but THIN THIN THIN) they get a little defensive?


Yes, but it is only an insult if you let it. There is no point in letting yourself be hurt by what your scale and mirror are already telling you.

There is one sanctimonious gluteous maximus opening where I work who is part of a clique who look down on anyone who isn't picture perfect like them. I never let it bother me, but I did get my own back. We have a gym at work and, to their credit, they do work out regularly during our lunch hour, (which they extend by eating when they're finished, but that's another story). What they doesn't know, is that I do too. Except that I prefer to hit the gym at the end of the day. Anyhow, on this one occasion this one guy couldn't go at lunch, so he went at the end of the day. He seemed greatly surprised to find me there, but that was nothing compared to the annoyed look on his face when I could bench press more than him. He did beat me in cardio, though I actually went longer than he did. Since then, I am still fat, but his clique haven't been quite so condescending with me. My opinion of them hasn't changed.
 
2012-12-08 12:28:32 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: I am more surprised that since this happened in Stockton, nobody was shot or killed regarding this insult.


If only the waiter had learned to please, to doubt himself in need., this could have been avoided.
 
2012-12-08 12:33:22 PM  

capt.hollister: Yes, but it is only an insult if you let it. There is no point in letting yourself be hurt by what your scale and mirror are already telling you.


Uh, no. "It is only an insult if you let it" is simply not true, no matter how much we might wish it to be, or how much happier we would be if it were.
 
2012-12-08 12:39:35 PM  

ciberido: capt.hollister: Yes, but it is only an insult if you let it. There is no point in letting yourself be hurt by what your scale and mirror are already telling you.

Uh, no. "It is only an insult if you let it" is simply not true, no matter how much we might wish it to be, or how much happier we would be if it were.


Actually, it is. Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
 
2012-12-08 12:39:53 PM  

Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.


THIS. Saw a show recently where some book was out, outraged against men (of course) for judging women based on weight which corresponds, of course, to the creation of the term "BBW". The lesson is...don't judge a book by it's cover.

This is interesting because women absolutely judge men by their cover, and what do they complain about? Don't like their eyes, don't like their nose and my favorite...the guy is too short.

So think of these four things...weight, eyes, nose, height. Which ONE of these characteristics is not 100% controlled by genetics and can easily be altered? Weight! In fact, weight is the ONLY thing that can be altered, minus onerous efforts, for example, surgery.

So all these fat, fat women, who could use but discipline to "solve" their fat issue, complain about men in ways the guy has no possible solution...how do you make yourself taller? These women act shocked and dismayed by learning that men judge a woman primarily by weight.

And fat women...would you ever see a guy who is 5'6" buy a suit for a 6'3" man? No! Because it doesn't fit! However...spend ANY amount of time people watching and you'll see many female elephants dressing as gazelles. Fifty pounds of cellulite-ridden ass in a 10 lb bikini. Heinous.

Weight is a real relationship issue! What if your woman weighs so much (like these women) she can't participate in activities you enjoy, like biking or hiking or tennis? Well, I guess you're doing those things without her. She can't move so she spends her time watching TV, which bores you to death. So now how close do you feel?

Weight is a health issue. Men with crooked noses don't necessarily have higher BP than men with straight noses. But a female fatty? Get ready for hip and knee replacements, BP issues, adult-onset diabetes and a host of other issues due to you becoming NON-AMBULATORY.

Fat speaks to health and the ability to participate in the world. It is also maybe the ONLY physical trait that one can actually change - dramatically - simply by changing behavior. And yet the fatties embrace the term "BBW" while demanding a guy change his genetic makeup.

For that, I am proud to say "No Fatties!".

/besides, in women, fat typically goes hand in hand with stupid.
 
2012-12-08 12:39:57 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: I am more surprised that since this happened in Stockton, nobody was shot or killed regarding this insult.


That was definitely a worry, until people realized just how much water these girls displaced.

But I don't have to tell you that.
 
2012-12-08 12:41:49 PM  
Came here for pics to see how fat/black they were, leaving disappointed.
 
2012-12-08 12:45:10 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Well, were they fat?


Swelled up like a tick.
 
2012-12-08 12:45:27 PM  

ciberido: capt.hollister: Yes, but it is only an insult if you let it. There is no point in letting yourself be hurt by what your scale and mirror are already telling you.

Uh, no. "It is only an insult if you let it" is simply not true, no matter how much we might wish it to be, or how much happier we would be if it were.


Then I must be a very happy person, because I do not allow it to get to me. My weight issues are between me and me, what others say don't enter into it. I also consider that people who try to insult others based on physical attributes are idiots, so it helps. The waiter in TFA's an idiot and shouldn't get tipped, and the women should just get on with their lives.
 
2012-12-08 12:45:38 PM  
I am still trying to understand why this is a story.
 
2012-12-08 12:48:14 PM  

dickfreckle: When I was a bartender our POS system did not print whatever you named the check. So you were free to name your tabs "c*nts" or "lower lip sticks out" all you wanted. It was actually helpful, especially when working with another bartender and you need to cash out a tab the other guy started. "Hmmmmm, 'obnoxious fat chick.' Ah, this must be her." Then they changed the POS system. Out of habit, we all still used insults to describe our tabs. I got very, VERY lucky when I was busted for naming a tab "hot redhead." She laughed and even went out sightseeing with me after we closed. But what if it had been one of these fat girls?


Good story, but "hot redhead" is not an insult. If the check in TFA had read "hot fat girls" it might not have had the same results....

Reminds me of a story of my own.... Long, long ago in a galaxy that is still obnoxiously close at hand I worked at a Kinko's on the first level of a Mpls skyscraper (The IDS tower). I took an order from a trim blonde lawyer in a skirt suit whose firm was called "Fine Associates." In all innocence I abbreviated "Association" as "Ass." and received a complaint for writing "Fine Ass." on the ticket. I had to sit down with the manager and this lawyer and defend myself. I explained myself and was told by the manager the correct abbreviation was "Assoc." I said I didn't know that. (Which was true. I figured if I had to write that much, it wasn't much of an abbreviation.) The manager believed me but the lawyer didn't want to let it go and was in the office fifteen minutes with the manager once I was dismissed. I'm not sure if the copies were comped or not.

/True story
//Yeah, she was hot (if you like the type) and you would hit it.
///Really had no idea this would be taken wrong and was in no way trying to make a statement about her ass.
 
2012-12-08 12:48:32 PM  
i230.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-08 12:48:35 PM  

Snarfangel: Archimedes' Principal: I am more surprised that since this happened in Stockton, nobody was shot or killed regarding this insult.

That was definitely a worry, until people realized just how much water these girls displaced.

But I don't have to tell you that.


golfclap

/made me smirk
 
2012-12-08 12:51:02 PM  

jaylectricity: Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

I doubt it...I'm sure some people would be hurt and do something about it, but twice as many people would:

Quell their shame with comfort food.

--or--

Wear "fat" like a badge of honor and make it something that they're good at.


Ya, that'll teach 'em!
 
2012-12-08 12:51:27 PM  

DaCaptain19: Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

THIS. Saw a show recently where some book was out, outraged against men (of course) for judging women based on weight which corresponds, of course, to the creation of the term "BBW". The lesson is...don't judge a book by it's cover.

This is interesting because women absolutely judge men by their cover, and what do they complain about? Don't like their eyes, don't like their nose and my favorite...the guy is too short.

So think of these four things...weight, eyes, nose, height. Which ONE of these characteristics is not 100% controlled by genetics and can easily be altered? Weight! In fact, weight is the ONLY thing that can be altered, minus onerous efforts, for example, surgery.

So all these fat, fat women, who could use but discipline to "solve" their fat issue, complain about men in ways the guy has no possible solution...how do you make yourself taller? These women act shocked and dismayed by learning that men judge a woman primarily by weight.

And fat women...would you ever see a guy who is 5'6" buy a suit for a 6'3" man? No! Because it doesn't fit! However...spend ANY amount of time people watching and you'll see many female elephants dressing as gazelles. Fifty pounds of cellulite-ridden ass in a 10 lb bikini. Heinous.

Weight is a real relationship issue! What if your woman weighs so much (like these women) she can't participate in activities you enjoy, like biking or hiking or tennis? Well, I guess you're doing those things without her. She can't move so she spends her time watching TV, which bores you to death. So now how close do you feel?

Weight is a health issue. Men with crooked noses don't necessarily have higher BP than men with straight noses. But a female fatty? Get ready for hip and knee replacements, BP issues, adult-onset diabetes and a host of other issues due to you becoming NON-AMBULATORY.

Fat speaks to health and the ability to pa ...


You're the same guy that put up a wall of text last week about my lack of use of an apostrophe.

Now you're screaming about fat chicks.

Go outside, junior. The world wants your wisdom.
 
2012-12-08 12:55:13 PM  

WhippingBoy: ennuie: Tall is considered a virtue in our society and leads to higher incomes. Fat is considered a vice and has a cadre of negative stereotypes associated with it. No one will ever call you "tall" and mean it as an insult. There are no "yo mama so tall" jokes. The only thing the two have in common is an inability to fit in spaces designed for smaller people (airplanes, doorways, sexy cars, rollercoasters, etc)

The most important thing is:
"Tall" is not a consequence of your personal choices
"Fat" is


Actually, I started smoking when I was 4 and it stunted my growth considerably. So the reason I'm not playing in the NBA today is due to my poor choices.
 
2012-12-08 12:57:15 PM  
These three just need to suck it up.
Oh wait, they already did.
 
2012-12-08 12:57:25 PM  
FTA: "They can't change it," Robles said. "This is something that we got to live with, all three of us."

Can't tell if black or just stupid...

Either way, sounds like language someone who's thinking about suing would use.

America is the land of the free and home of the brave passive aggressive immature comedians. Get over it, fatties.

BTW, seeing you naked could make some people vomit. Just sayin..
 
2012-12-08 12:59:17 PM  

vudukungfu: epoch_destroi: Just a thought:

If it had been a man who needed a wheelchair and his ticket said 'cripple' (or a group of men in wheelchairs and a ticket that said (crippled boys), and he was offended, would you be rushing to defend the server because it's 'true'?

The description of a waitstaff job is to bring out food and keep the customers happy, not to drop truthy truth bombs on the customers. Do you really think these women are unaware that they are fat? Believe me, they're fully aware of it. But that doesn't make the ticket less hurtful in that moment, and neither does the truth of the statement.

lame


+eleventy
 
2012-12-08 01:03:18 PM  

TiiiMMMaHHH: FTA: "They can't change it," Robles said. "This is something that we got to live with, all three of us."

Can't tell if black or just stupid...


Hey, Professor, as long as you're correcting grammar, I think you mean "whether," not "if."
 
2012-12-08 01:04:33 PM  

WhippingBoy: vudukungfu: epoch_destroi: Just a thought:

If it had been a man who needed a wheelchair and his ticket said 'cripple' (or a group of men in wheelchairs and a ticket that said (crippled boys), and he was offended, would you be rushing to defend the server because it's 'true'?

The description of a waitstaff job is to bring out food and keep the customers happy, not to drop truthy truth bombs on the customers. Do you really think these women are unaware that they are fat? Believe me, they're fully aware of it. But that doesn't make the ticket less hurtful in that moment, and neither does the truth of the statement.

lame

Agreed. That's pretty pathetic, even for Fark.


Jesus, people, I know it's Saturday morning but down some coffee or something.

thatsthejoke.jpeg
 
2012-12-08 01:04:58 PM  

WhippingBoy: ciberido: capt.hollister: Yes, but it is only an insult if you let it. There is no point in letting yourself be hurt by what your scale and mirror are already telling you.

Uh, no. "It is only an insult if you let it" is simply not true, no matter how much we might wish it to be, or how much happier we would be if it were.


Actually, it is. Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.



I started to write a similar reply, but then I felt nervous, insecure and unworthy, so I hit "Redisplay/refresh comments" instead.
 
2012-12-08 01:06:45 PM  
www.scancrit.com
 
2012-12-08 01:07:15 PM  
ciberido: Uh, no. "It is only an insult if you let it" is simply not true, no matter how much we might wish it to be, or how much happier we would be if it were.

capt.hollister: Then I must be a very happy person, because I do not allow it to get to me. My weight issues are between me and me, what others say don't enter into it. I also consider that people who try to insult others based on physical attributes are idiots, so it helps.


No. You DO "allow it to get to you" ("allow" doesn't enter into it; you have no choice in the matter). You're simply in denial of your own feelings.

I've run into your type on Fark often enough I've got a semi-canned response I'll just cut-and-paste:

You appear to be an example of what I call, for lack of a better term, "Vulcans." These are people who (like the race in Star Trek they're named after) consider themselves to be highly logical and rational and free of emotion (or at least free of emotion's power to subvert logic and affect decision-making). You see a lot of these Vulcans in Fark threads, and on the Internet in general.

They'll often insist that they are in complete control over their own minds, so much so that they are impervious to influences such as advertising. When you point out to them that advertising (to go with this one example) MUST be effective, otherwise companies would not continue to spend millions of dollars on it, year after year, they will fall back on the "well, it works on MOST people, but I'm different" argument.

You'll also see this argument implicit in the tendency for vulcans to call people who vote for a candidate they disprove of as "sheep" or "sheeple." The idea, which they may or may not come out and state explicitly, is that OTHER people are easily swayed by weak arguments, or decide based on their emotions, but NOT THEM, THEY are too logical/rational/strong to be so influenced. THEY decide everything on pure logic.

Vulcans also often dismiss psychology as "soft science," "not a real science," or "pseudo-science," because while the idea that people (non-vulcans, the "sheeple") act irrationally appeals to them very much, the idea that ALL people, themselves included, not only act irrationally but do so in ways that can be measured and evaluated terrifies them.

One last thing I've observed about vulcans is that they tend to love the "Ghost in the Machine" mind-body dualism. They want to think that their body is a separate machine, distinct from their true selves, like a car being driven about. To doubt this dualistic principle would be to admit that their "hyper-rational" mind is at the mercy of such physical ephemera as hormones or hunger or tiredness.

They seem to have a kind of is/ought problem (the reverse of Hume's Law, maybe) in that they take what OUGHT to be and decide that it is what IS. I mean, they think the universe (or at least their own minds) IS a certain way because that's how things SHOULD work, and the idea that the universe is not how it should be is so repugnant to them that they simply discount it.

I'm sure you disagree. I'll just add in conclusion that there's plenty of scientific research out there if you really care to be open-minded about this.
 
2012-12-08 01:14:18 PM  
I wish there was a restaurant around here where three people could eat for $25. Only $1 for a soda? Worth the insults.
 
2012-12-08 01:17:13 PM  

freeforever: I wish there was a restaurant around here where three people could eat for $25. Only $1 for a soda? Worth the insults.


"BUT I DONT LIKE PEOPLE TELLING ME I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT" I LIKE TO LIVE IN A WORLD OF COMPLETE IGNORANCE TO THE FACTS AT HAND!

obscureinternet.com
 
2012-12-08 01:17:15 PM  

capt.hollister: The waiter in TFA's an idiot and shouldn't get tipped, and the women should just get on with their lives.


This and your earlier "There is no point in letting yourself be hurt by what your scale and mirror are already telling you" are both examples of what I mean when I say you confuse IS with OUGHT. You (and many others) go from "Wouldn't it be great if people had the magical power to just 'get on with their lives' and 'not let themselves be hurt' by what others say" (an OUGHT wish) to "People, at least some people, well, at least ME, have the magical power to just 'get on with their lives' and 'not let themselves be hurt' by what others say" (an IS confusion). 

It's complicated by the fact that there are some scraps of true, and some anecdotes, that seem to bolster the idea. Some people do seem better able than others to just "take things in stride" or "bounce back from" some unhappy situation. So it's not quite so preposterous to imagine that maybe this magical power really does exist, or can be learned, and maybe at least a few people out there do have it.

The problem comes in when you extrapolate from those few scraps to the notion that everyone has this ability and that those who don't exercise it to the fullest are somehow weak, stupid, or lazy.
 
2012-12-08 01:21:11 PM  

ciberido: capt.hollister: The waiter in TFA's an idiot and shouldn't get tipped, and the women should just get on with their lives.

This and your earlier "There is no point in letting yourself be hurt by what your scale and mirror are already telling you" are both examples of what I mean when I say you confuse IS with OUGHT. You (and many others) go from "Wouldn't it be great if people had the magical power to just 'get on with their lives' and 'not let themselves be hurt' by what others say" (an OUGHT wish) to "People, at least some people, well, at least ME, have the magical power to just 'get on with their lives' and 'not let themselves be hurt' by what others say" (an IS confusion). 

It's complicated by the fact that there are some scraps of true, and some anecdotes, that seem to bolster the idea. Some people do seem better able than others to just "take things in stride" or "bounce back from" some unhappy situation. So it's not quite so preposterous to imagine that maybe this magical power really does exist, or can be learned, and maybe at least a few people out there do have it.

The problem comes in when you extrapolate from those few scraps to the notion that everyone has this ability and that those who don't exercise it to the fullest are somehow weak, stupid, or lazy.


Um, no. Way to blow it out of proportion. Which is the point: it was blown out of proportion.

Yes, it's wrong and rude.
No, it isn't the life-altering "how-will-we-ever-live-with-this" trauma the women in the article (and you) are making it out to be.
 
2012-12-08 01:27:00 PM  
Having always been `vertically challenged' (to the degree of being not so hard to lift off the ground by the ears - in grade school - habitually lifting hand first to answer questions in class contributed to the kind attentions of `peers') the cultivation of self-deprecatory, humorous, responses to this sort of shiat goes a long way to shifting the focus from oneself to the source of the supposed `insult'.

Being short, however, isn't an aspect admitting to any potential for alteration (other than gravity/time enhancing the diminution). So, in order avoid any Laurel & Hardy shtick on flights, I'll pony up for a seat in the front of the plane, lest I find myself compelled, by some enormous sausage of a forearm hogging my armrest, to ask that fellow passenger about their opinion of D.H. Lawrence's critique of Moby Dick, or regale them with my `tales' of managing the cleaning of garbage trucks (hard to reach all those fouled crevices with a simple spray wand on such large vehicles).

Ladies could have simply paraphrased Blowfly's immortal `She's too fat to f*ck', i.e., "We're too big for you and we're too cheap to tip" and walked away.

/dead friend of mine, wizard on every kind of keyboard instrument `gifted', ate himself into the decreased circulation accruing to diabetes and dropped dead of an infarction at 43
//some folks can make a choice - sometimes those choices lessen the rest of us
 
2012-12-08 01:29:43 PM  

ciberido: capt.hollister: The waiter in TFA's an idiot and shouldn't get tipped, and the women should just get on with their lives.

This and your earlier "There is no point in letting yourself be hurt by what your scale and mirror are already telling you" are both examples of what I mean when I say you confuse IS with OUGHT. You (and many others) go from "Wouldn't it be great if people had the magical power to just 'get on with their lives' and 'not let themselves be hurt' by what others say" (an OUGHT wish) to "People, at least some people, well, at least ME, have the magical power to just 'get on with their lives' and 'not let themselves be hurt' by what others say" (an IS confusion). 

It's complicated by the fact that there are some scraps of true, and some anecdotes, that seem to bolster the idea. Some people do seem better able than others to just "take things in stride" or "bounce back from" some unhappy situation. So it's not quite so preposterous to imagine that maybe this magical power really does exist, or can be learned, and maybe at least a few people out there do have it.

The problem comes in when you extrapolate from those few scraps to the notion that everyone has this ability and that those who don't exercise it to the fullest are somehow weak, stupid, or lazy.


I like to make people cry and feel bad about themselves. It makes me feel like a big man.

/happy now?
 
2012-12-08 01:32:16 PM  

dickfreckle: When I was a bartender our POS system did not print whatever you named the check. So you were free to name your tabs "c*nts" or "lower lip sticks out" all you wanted. It was actually helpful, especially when working with another bartender and you need to cash out a tab the other guy started. "Hmmmmm, 'obnoxious fat chick.' Ah, this must be her."

Then they changed the POS system. Out of habit, we all still used insults to describe our tabs. I got very, VERY lucky when I was busted for naming a tab "hot redhead." She laughed and even went out sightseeing with me after we closed. But what if it had been one of these fat girls? I'm not a fat-hater (at least not to the rage-inducing levels of many Farkers), but it is and identifying characteristic that helps you keep your sh*t in order when you have 35 tabs running and everyone is screaming shot orders at you while the Beastie Boys are playing so loudly that your teeth are bouncing.

Anyway, my point is that this is a very common practice, and instead of suing or whatever, maybe these girls should lose some weight. It should be a wake-up call, not an offense. Everyone already thinks you're fat - this employee just used it as a way of keeping your tab separate from the skinny couple next to you.


Or, and I'm just spitballing here, you could quit being such a dick. But that might be hard. After all, it is your name.
 
2012-12-08 01:36:28 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

While I completely agree that overweight people should lose weight because they'll not only look better but be healthier, I do not agree that insulting or degrading them is the way to go about doing it. Not saying that's necessarily what you were implying.

I'm not heavy, but I have friends that are, and I feel bad for them when people insult them because of their weight. Should they lose weight? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean they should be treated like dirt either.

Just my $0.02.


When "fat" (Weight is relative to height, of course. I'm 5'11" and weight 180lbs so I'm a little chubby. My friend is 5' tall and weighs the same. I told her that she needs to lose weight, because "damn honey, you're going to kill yourself fast if you don't get down to a healthier weight, let's go for a walk.") people start having it put in their face a little more, preferably in a more polite manner, they might care. I say politely, because I want them motivated by vanity and health, not tears.
 
2012-12-08 01:37:24 PM  
Wow, this thread is full of a lot of assholes.

I hope the next time a waiter puts "ignorant piece of shiat" on your tab, you aren't offended and take it as a sign that you should stop being a piece of shiat. Just like these fat girls shouldn't have had their feelings hurt.
 
2012-12-08 01:38:11 PM  

ciberido: capt.hollister: The waiter in TFA's an idiot and shouldn't get tipped, and the women should just get on with their lives.

This and your earlier "There is no point in letting yourself be hurt by what your scale and mirror are already telling you" are both examples of what I mean when I say you confuse IS with OUGHT. You (and many others) go from "Wouldn't it be great if people had the magical power to just 'get on with their lives' and 'not let themselves be hurt' by what others say" (an OUGHT wish) to "People, at least some people, well, at least ME, have the magical power to just 'get on with their lives' and 'not let themselves be hurt' by what others say" (an IS confusion). 

It's complicated by the fact that there are some scraps of true, and some anecdotes, that seem to bolster the idea. Some people do seem better able than others to just "take things in stride" or "bounce back from" some unhappy situation. So it's not quite so preposterous to imagine that maybe this magical power really does exist, or can be learned, and maybe at least a few people out there do have it.

The problem comes in when you extrapolate from those few scraps to the notion that everyone has this ability and that those who don't exercise it to the fullest are somehow weak, stupid, or lazy.


Do you have a couch I could lie down on while you psychoanalyze me ? it would be more comfortable because this could take a while...

Thanks, btw. I have been called many things in my life, but Vulcan is a first. Congratulations on your originality. And as if that weren't enough, you then honour me by calling my ability to take things in stride a magical power. Well, I just don't know what to say. I don't have an actual trophy for you, but in your mind and in my my mind we'll both know you're a winner.
 
2012-12-08 01:38:18 PM  

inglixthemad: Coco LaFemme: Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

While I completely agree that overweight people should lose weight because they'll not only look better but be healthier, I do not agree that insulting or degrading them is the way to go about doing it. Not saying that's necessarily what you were implying.

I'm not heavy, but I have friends that are, and I feel bad for them when people insult them because of their weight. Should they lose weight? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean they should be treated like dirt either.

Just my $0.02.

When "fat" (Weight is relative to height, of course. I'm 5'11" and weight 180lbs so I'm a little chubby. My friend is 5' tall and weighs the same. I told her that she needs to lose weight, because "damn honey, you're going to kill yourself fast if you don't get down to a healthier weight, let's go for a walk.") people start having it put in their face a little more, preferably in a more polite manner, they might care. I say politely, because I want them motivated by vanity and health, not tears.


a "little chubby"??

i'm 5'8" 200 lbs and my fatness is barely noticeable
i'm only wearing size 42 pants
 
2012-12-08 01:42:33 PM  

homeschooled: Wow, this thread is full of a lot of assholes.

I hope the next time a waiter puts "ignorant piece of shiat" on your tab, you aren't offended and take it as a sign that you should stop being a piece of shiat. Just like these fat girls shouldn't have had their feelings hurt.


Put down the fork, Fatty!!!
 
2012-12-08 01:42:45 PM  
This crap seems to happen fairly often. I'm surprised anyone uses anything other than the "table 8, seat 1, seat 2, etc." system for table service.
 
2012-12-08 01:43:17 PM  
Couldn't they just get jobs as weathergirls in Wisconsin?
 
2012-12-08 01:46:04 PM  
FTA: "This is something that we got to live with, all three of us."

Apparently fat interferes with language comprehension.

/Based on info from many threads.
 
2012-12-08 01:46:14 PM  
How do fat people even have enough time to eat that much in a day -- for example, I honestly hate taking a lunch break, as it's a waste of farking time I could have spent being productive.
 
2012-12-08 01:48:35 PM  

wellreadneck: This crap seems to happen fairly often. I'm surprised anyone uses anything other than the "table 8, seat 1, seat 2, etc." system for table service.


Table 8? Oh, you must mean "Table Ate!". And boy did they ever!
 
2012-12-08 01:52:51 PM  

DrPainMD: FTA:
"I was laughing at her, and she was like, 'I'm serious.' I'm like, 'No, it does not say fat girls, let me see it,'"

"[Huerta] was like, 'You're lying,'" Duran said. "And I was like, 'No, I'm serious. Look at it.' She was like, 'fat girls?'"

"I was like, 'Give me that,' and I'm looking at it. I was like, 'Oh, heck no,'"

"He was like, 'Well, I can do 50 percent,' and we were just like, are you serious?" Huerta said.

So, they're fat and they barely understand the language of the country they've lived in their entire lives.

/are they single?


Here, lemme comp you some dessert. Free of charge. Cheesecake? In fact I'll have them just leave the dessert cart right here and you can "have your way with it". How's that sound?
 
2012-12-08 01:53:01 PM  

homeschooled: Wow, this thread is full of a lot of assholes.

I hope the next time a waiter puts "ignorant piece of shiat" on your tab, you aren't offended and take it as a sign that you should stop being a piece of shiat. Just like these fat girls shouldn't have had their feelings hurt.


www.madmann.com
 
2012-12-08 01:54:59 PM  
On a side note, do you find it funny or sad when someone gets a booth at a diner and their stomach spills onto the table?
 
2012-12-08 01:57:06 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org 

You fool! Why, why didn't you SPELL IT WITH A "PH"??
 
2012-12-08 01:58:27 PM  
CSS: I got my period last night and I was having super awful cramps. It was a cold, wet night, and I had on a huge puffy coat.

On my way home, I picked up some potato chips, ice cream, and a cupcake. I would never normally buy such junk. But THIS junk, you see, is to appease the vengeful goddess of my uterine lining.

The girl who rang me up at the grocery store looked at my purchase and was started giggling.

I'm assuming she either thought I was pregnant, stoned, or really, really fat.
 
2012-12-08 02:02:32 PM  

Lollipop165: CSS: I got my period last night and I was having super awful cramps. It was a cold, wet night, and I had on a huge puffy coat.

On my way home, I picked up some potato chips, ice cream, and a cupcake. I would never normally buy such junk. But THIS junk, you see, is to appease the vengeful goddess of my uterine lining.

The girl who rang me up at the grocery store looked at my purchase and was started giggling.

I'm assuming she either thought I was pregnant, stoned, or really, really fat.


This is the "Fat Hate" thread. The "Post Boring Stories About Your Miserable Life" thread is that way -->
 
2012-12-08 02:07:40 PM  
The only difference between people that are fat and people that have credit card debt problems is one group can hide their addiction while the other can't. So if you think insulting people and calling them fat will help them lose weight, let's force people with debt problems to walk around with a sign around their neck showing how much debt they current have.

Do you think that will stop them from spending money they don't have? I don't. I also don't think calling someone names is going to make them do better. Or telling people at work how incompetent they are is going to help they perform better. Or telling kids that they're stupid is going to make them study harder and start doing their homework. When has calling people names and being negative ever helped someone towards a huge lifestyle change? People need positive reinforcement. All the people in this thread saying those women somehow deserved to be humiliated and made fun of are assholes.
 
2012-12-08 02:12:01 PM  
www.thedailygreen.com
 
2012-12-08 02:13:00 PM  
A. It was clearly a mistake and they weren't supposed to see it.

B. The restaurant manager should have been a little more apologetic and sincere. "Disciplinary action will be taken and your meal is free." Disciplinary action could = reminding your employees to not put offensive things on the ticket. Would have been nice if the employee could have apologized to them instead of just blaming someone else but maybe he did and they didn't mention it in the article.

C. That said they should realize that everyone makes mistakes. Maybe I'm just a jerk, but I think we have all accidentally said the wrong thing and hurt someone's feelings. What matters is that you SINCERELY apologize and didn't do it on purpose.

I mean it was an accident and it deserves an apology. They don't deserve a Nobel Peace Prize because somebody called them fat. I'm sure they have said mean things about others.
 
2012-12-08 02:15:37 PM  

spidermilk: C. That said they should realize that everyone makes mistakes. Maybe I'm just a jerk, but I think we have all accidentally said the wrong thing and hurt someone's feelings. What matters is that you SINCERELY apologize and didn't do it on purpose


This. The manager should have comped the meal though. It's just good business practice. Besides, I would imagine that fat people would be good business for a restaurant. :-)

WhippingBoy: This is the "Fat Hate" thread. The "Post Boring Stories About Your Miserable Life" thread is that way -->


Yeah, okay N00b
 
2012-12-08 02:19:31 PM  

WhippingBoy: wellreadneck: This crap seems to happen fairly often. I'm surprised anyone uses anything other than the "table 8, seat 1, seat 2, etc." system for table service.

Table 8? Oh, you must mean "Table Ate!". And boy did they ever!


Me? I'd have gone with "Trough 8", but in reality, I'd avoid giving those who fancy themselves smartasses, like myself, the opportunity to screw with the bottom line.
 
2012-12-08 02:20:51 PM  
Has anyone mentioned that they were also ugly?
 
2012-12-08 02:23:32 PM  

homeschooled: The only difference between people that are fat and people that have credit card debt problems is one group can hide their addiction while the other can't. So if you think insulting people and calling them fat will help them lose weight, let's force people with debt problems to walk around with a sign around their neck showing how much debt they current have.

Do you think that will stop them from spending money they don't have? I don't. I also don't think calling someone names is going to make them do better. Or telling people at work how incompetent they are is going to help they perform better. Or telling kids that they're stupid is going to make them study harder and start doing their homework. When has calling people names and being negative ever helped someone towards a huge lifestyle change? People need positive reinforcement. All the people in this thread saying those women somehow deserved to be humiliated and made fun of are assholes.


2/10
 
2012-12-08 02:24:25 PM  

Lollipop165: CSS: I got my period last night and I was having super awful cramps. It was a cold, wet night, and I had on a huge puffy coat.

On my way home, I picked up some potato chips, ice cream, and a cupcake. I would never normally buy such junk. But THIS junk, you see, is to appease the vengeful goddess of my uterine lining.

The girl who rang me up at the grocery store looked at my purchase and was started giggling.

I'm assuming she either thought I was pregnant, stoned, or really, really fat.


I can make the first word go away, the second and third word active, and keep the fourth word at bay for decades. When do we start dating?
 
2012-12-08 02:25:48 PM  
Like happens so often in life - I hate everyone on both sides of this story.
 
2012-12-08 02:30:06 PM  

homeschooled: The only difference between people that are fat and people that have credit card debt problems is one group can hide their addiction while the other can't. So if you think insulting people and calling them fat will help them lose weight, let's force people with debt problems to walk around with a sign around their neck showing how much debt they current have.

Do you think that will stop them from spending money they don't have? I don't. I also don't think calling someone names is going to make them do better. Or telling people at work how incompetent they are is going to help they perform better. Or telling kids that they're stupid is going to make them study harder and start doing their homework. When has calling people names and being negative ever helped someone towards a huge lifestyle change? People need positive reinforcement. All the people in this thread saying those women somehow deserved to be humiliated and made fun of are assholes.


Looks none of us have stupid kids, bad work ethics, any debt or weight issues so we can't relate to any of this. This is fark, we're all perfect and we're all frustrated with imperfect adults who fail to take personal responsibility over their decisions like weighing twice as much as the next person or smoking or bring broke, etc etc etc. Now if you'll excuse me I need to brush the beer cans off my desk to make room for a fresh one, if I'm not back in 26 minutes please have someone come find me.
 
2012-12-08 02:43:11 PM  

homeschooled: Wow, this thread is full of a lot of assholes


everybody has one
 
2012-12-08 02:43:19 PM  
"People whose manner of speaking makes me want to bludgeon myself with the nearest heavy object" too long to fit on bill.
 
2012-12-08 02:49:48 PM  
Sorry, that should have been "phat girls". It was a compliment.
 
2012-12-08 02:55:12 PM  

Beavz0r: How do fat people even have enough time to eat that much in a day -- for example, I honestly hate taking a lunch break, as it's a waste of farking time I could have spent being productive.


FARKing time is hardly productive now, is it?
 
2012-12-08 02:58:05 PM  

homeschooled: Wow, this thread is full of a lot of assholes.

I hope the next time a waiter puts "ignorant piece of shiat" on your tab, you aren't offended and take it as a sign that you should stop being a piece of shiat. Just like these fat girls shouldn't have had their feelings hurt.


you sound fat
 
2012-12-08 02:58:36 PM  
People who throw around the word "stupid" should have no problem with the word "fat." Both pathologies are acquired over a people of time, often originate in a person's childhood home environment, and take a lot of time and effort to fix. Also, if you're stupid now, even with years and years of work you'll probably never be the same as someone who was never stupid. Stupid people make less money, are less attractive as marriage partners (though they are less disadvantaged than fatties for short-term sex,) and tend to repeatedly do things that harm their physical and financial health.

If I were a sensitive person, I'd probably say we should stop calling people stupid, but what I'd really like is for us to stop treating "fat" as if it were an ethnic slur. It's no more or less offensive than "stupid." People should use it freely when they wish to insult someone.
 
2012-12-08 03:03:13 PM  

homeschooled: Wow, this thread is full of a lot of assholes.

I hope the next time a waiter puts "ignorant piece of shiat" on your tab, you aren't offended and take it as a sign that you should stop being a piece of shiat. Just like these fat girls shouldn't have had their feelings hurt.



But I'm not as "ignorant piece of shiat" so i guess my visit would be comp'd. You on the other hand will always be fat until you accept that it's controllable with willpower.
 
2012-12-08 03:13:39 PM  
Was it a buffet?

bite-prod.s3.amazonaws.com

"You go home now, fatboy! You been here four hour! You frighten my wife! You eat more than killer whale! Sign say 'All you can eat' not 'You eat all'!"


But seriously...my wife and I are both overweight. We don't actually eat a whole lot, but we don't get much excercise. We have regular doctor checkups, and aside from being overweight, we're in perfect health. I would like to be skinny like I was in my 20's, but I can live with myself.

Besides, when I get old and fall down, I'd much rather have a layer of padding to keep from breakinbg hips and such
 
2012-12-08 03:15:14 PM  
In fairness to the waiter, they were fat. Probably not a good idea to say it on the check though.
 
2012-12-08 03:20:05 PM  
Good thing they didn't order dessert:

www.popehat.com
 
2012-12-08 03:21:34 PM  

coffee smells good: homeschooled: Wow, this thread is full of a lot of assholes.

I hope the next time a waiter puts "ignorant piece of shiat" on your tab, you aren't offended and take it as a sign that you should stop being a piece of shiat. Just like these fat girls shouldn't have had their feelings hurt.


But I'm not as "ignorant piece of shiat" so i guess my visit would be comp'd. You on the other hand will always be fat until you accept that it's controllable with willpower.


You caught me, I'm huge.

Well done.
 
2012-12-08 03:21:54 PM  
And of course...

wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-12-08 03:30:16 PM  

lordjupiter: And of course...

[wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com image 360x360]



I'm sure that at least one of the usual suspects can come up with a way to derive this from some word or phrase in the Founding Documents, therefore showing that the FOUNDERS clearly intended it all along and so we must legislate it ad nauseum. My money's on "happiness."
 
2012-12-08 03:31:35 PM  

ramblinwreck: So, can someone explain why these ladies should have received any discount? I can't get a discount at a store on general merchandise if an associate is a jerk to me. Why the double standard?


The manager only offered a discount to get them to shut up and go away. Of course, those gals are making a big deal about it in hopes that will lead to a lawsuit and a nice payday.
 
2012-12-08 03:32:12 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Also, it is common knowledge that fat people don't tip. If they have any money left it is spent on desserts and cleaning out the after-dinner mints.


i'm really disappointed in you. i enjoy your posts day after day and now i read this. i feel like i just lost a friend.

Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.


maybe if farkfaces like you had the balls to speak to people like me to my face in public there wouldn't be so much left of you. but you don't have the balls to do that do you dickless? no, no you don't.

jaylectricity: Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

I doubt it...I'm sure some people would be hurt and do something about it, but twice as many people would:

Quell their shame with comfort food.

--or--

Wear "fat" like a badge of honor and make it something that they're good at.


you're invited to come on over too, shiat for brains. we all know you don't say a thing to fat asses you see in public in your life. but keep playing the douche anonymously, you're pro at it.

lemortede: At some point you need something to move you out of denial about your weight.
I promise these girls dont think they are fat.
I had my moment 18 months ago.
I have lost 75#'s since then and have added alot of muscle.
Still need to lose another 50ish and I will be happy with where my weight is.
If this happened to me when I was larger (hell, even if it happened to me now), my feelings would be hurt, but I would know it true and move on.
I am a big boy. both literally (for now at least) and emotionally. I can take it.
These cows need to graze on some grass for a while, or eat more another type of sausage.

/I can say that cause I am a fatty too.
//Its like how other races can call each other offensive names and its endearing.


wow. i thought only ex-smokers could be that obnoxious. +1 for you fatass.

ramblinwreck: So, can someone explain why these ladies should have received any discount? I can't get a discount at a store on general merchandise if an associate is a jerk to me. Why the double standard?


i know who took the short bus to school. it's okay honey. here, have a pencil.

capt.hollister: I don't understand their reaction at all.

I am fat. If people call me fat, it is an observation, not an insult... I am also tall, but do not get upset when people call me tall.


you're also stupid. does that help clear things up?

coldf33t: I am still trying to understand why this is a story.


It isn't news, it's FARK. thanks for playing, better luck next time.

homeschooled: Wow, this thread is full of a lot of assholes.

I hope the next time a waiter puts "ignorant piece of shiat" on your tab, you aren't offended and take it as a sign that you should stop being a piece of shiat. Just like these fat girls shouldn't have had their feelings hurt.


And that post is why you're my Farker of the Day. Nice to see someone was raised properly.
 
2012-12-08 03:34:22 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: ramblinwreck: So, can someone explain why these ladies should have received any discount? I can't get a discount at a store on general merchandise if an associate is a jerk to me. Why the double standard?

The manager only offered a discount to get them to shut up and go away. Of course, those gals are making a big deal about it in hopes that will lead to a lawsuit and a nice payday.



So, basically, they're just being Good Americans like the ones they see on TV every day.
 
2012-12-08 03:50:29 PM  

Lollipop165: CSS: I got my period last night and I was having super awful cramps. It was a cold, wet night, and I had on a huge puffy coat.

On my way home, I picked up some potato chips, ice cream, and a cupcake. I would never normally buy such junk. But THIS junk, you see, is to appease the vengeful goddess of my uterine lining.

The girl who rang me up at the grocery store looked at my purchase and was started giggling.

I'm assuming she either thought I was pregnant, stoned, or really, really fat.


So much for sisterhood.
 
2012-12-08 03:53:25 PM  

lordjupiter: Um, no. Way to blow it out of proportion. Which is the point: it was blown out of proportion.

Yes, it's wrong and rude.
No, it isn't the life-altering "how-will-we-ever-live-with-this" trauma the women in the article (and you) are making it out to be.


You missed my point entirely. I was not at any point suggesting that it was a "how-will-we-ever-live-with-this" trauma.
 
2012-12-08 03:58:50 PM  
I have been call skinny, and underweight, by obese people more times than I can count in my 40 odd years.

I am 5'3, male, and tip the scales at 140 lbs. I used to weight 125 which my doctor told me was ideal because of my bone structure, and if I wanted to go up in lbs, it better be mostly muscle which I did.

Oddly enough everyone thinks I look great except my fellow obese coworkers.

I get the "you eat and drink as much as me, it is because you have a high metabolism." No, I eat and drink as much as you becase:

1. When I go to my local bar, 3 times a week, I walk the 1 mile there and back.
2. I use the stairs at the office instead of the elevator.
3. I limit my snacks to salads and fruits.
4. I do light weight training 5 days a week, and I swim an hour each morning.

Other wise I would be a shambling wreck of fatness.
 
2012-12-08 04:09:06 PM  

theflatline: I have been call skinny, and underweight, by obese people more times than I can count in my 40 odd years.

I am 5'3, male, and tip the scales at 140 lbs. I used to weight 125 which my doctor told me was ideal because of my bone structure, and if I wanted to go up in lbs, it better be mostly muscle which I did.

Oddly enough everyone thinks I look great except my fellow obese coworkers.

I get the "you eat and drink as much as me, it is because you have a high metabolism." No, I eat and drink as much as you becase:

1. When I go to my local bar, 3 times a week, I walk the 1 mile there and back.
2. I use the stairs at the office instead of the elevator.
3. I limit my snacks to salads and fruits.
4. I do light weight training 5 days a week, and I swim an hour each morning.

Other wise I would be a shambling wreck of fatness.


your not overweight, your under tall
 
2012-12-08 04:16:23 PM  

aimtastic: When I worked at Red Lobster, one couple who came in frequently had to be 400 lbs+ each. We'd have to sneakily find the armless chairs and move them into place at a table before seating them.

One of the stupidest waitresses I ever worked with was waiting on them one night and asked if they'd like any dessert. When they declined, she said, "No? But you look like dessert eaters."


Of course they didn't want dessert, they ate six baskets of cheese biscuits.

Putting a moniker on a check to keep track of people might not be bad, but Fat Girls wouldn't be specific enough most places.
 
2012-12-08 04:30:21 PM  
oh no, somebody called your fat ass "fat"? THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! better go on TV and show everyone how outraged you are... and how fat you are... and how stupid you are... and how easy it is to upset you.
 
2012-12-08 04:34:37 PM  

ciberido: No. You DO "allow it to get to you" ("allow" doesn't enter into it; you have no choice in the matter). You're simply in denial of your own feelings.


Resilient people grow emotional callouses (in the form of smug superiority, apathy, or total emotional numbness), and are no longer hurt by crassness. Not every clown is sad behind the laughter. News at 11.

/That was an amazing amount of psychobabble to miss the obvious point.
//Like real callouses, emotional ones aren't permanent, but they are real while they last.
 
2012-12-08 04:36:51 PM  

KrispyKritter: maybe if farkfaces like you had the balls to speak to people like me to my face in public there wouldn't be so much left of you. but you don't have the balls to do that do you dickless? no, no you don't.


You seem upset. Why don't you have a carton of Oreos covered with squeeze cheese. You know how that always makes you feel better.
 
2012-12-08 04:55:33 PM  
The waiter called it as it was.
 
2012-12-08 04:57:16 PM  
KrispyKritter:

...

capt.hollister: I don't understand their reaction at all.
I am fat. If people call me fat, it is an observation, not an insult... I am also tall, but do not get upset when people call me tall.

you're also stupid. does that help clear things up?

...

From one old guy, to another: such a need to lash out at the world is probably not good for your health, Krisps.
 
2012-12-08 05:02:02 PM  

foxyshadis: ciberido: No. You DO "allow it to get to you" ("allow" doesn't enter into it; you have no choice in the matter). You're simply in denial of your own feelings.

Resilient people grow emotional callouses (in the form of smug superiority, apathy, or total emotional numbness), and are no longer hurt by crassness. Not every clown is sad behind the laughter. News at 11.

/That was an amazing amount of psychobabble to miss the obvious point.
//Like real callouses, emotional ones aren't permanent, but they are real while they last.


There is truth in this.
 
2012-12-08 05:23:47 PM  

foxyshadis: That was an amazing amount of psychobabble to miss the obvious point.


At the risk of sounding like I'm playing the "NO U" card, I really don't think you understood what I was trying to say. Given the other responses in the thread, I have to suppose the fault is mine for not better explaining what I meant. If we had more time, I'd make a better attempt at explaining what I was trying to say, but given how old the thread's getting I suppose I'll just have to make a better attempt the next time.

And there likely will be a next time, considering how often this theme repeats itself on Fark.

For the sake of this thread, let me just say that the issue has been cast as an all-or-nothing, black-or-white false dichotomy, and what I am trying to say is not the extreme position I seem to have unintentionally come across as advocating.
 
2012-12-08 05:26:03 PM  

ciberido: lordjupiter: Um, no. Way to blow it out of proportion. Which is the point: it was blown out of proportion.

Yes, it's wrong and rude.
No, it isn't the life-altering "how-will-we-ever-live-with-this" trauma the women in the article (and you) are making it out to be.

You missed my point entirely. I was not at any point suggesting that it was a "how-will-we-ever-live-with-this" trauma.



Then you have no point, because that is exactly what these women did (did you read their quotes in the article??) and you're attacking people for having an issue with their out-of-proportion reaction.
 
2012-12-08 05:49:15 PM  
I never call people fat, but I go out of my way to compliment people who are fit within earshot of people who are fat.

As a very tall person who can't, by choosing to take better care of myself, change the fact that I'll never be comfortable flying economy, I still haven't forgiven fat people for the stunt that douchebag Kevin Smith pulled.

As long as Kevin Smith is alive, fat people deserve all the suffering they get.
 
2012-12-08 06:01:34 PM  

homeschooled: Or telling kids that they're stupid is going to make them study harder and start doing their homework.


You can't do much about stupidity. You can, however, tell the clever kids who are underperforming that if they put a bit of effort in they will achieve more and be happier as a result.

Similarly, you can tell fat people that if they took a bit more care of themselves, their lives could be better. Unlike stupidity, fatness is a choice.
 
2012-12-08 06:04:11 PM  

drxym: In fairness to the waiter, they were fat. Probably not a good idea to say it on the check though.


I think the objective "fat" is less offensive than the patronising "girls". "Fat women" would have been unassailably factual.
 
2012-12-08 06:10:50 PM  

jaylectricity: Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

I doubt it...I'm sure some people would be hurt and do something about it, but twice as many people would:

Quell their shame with comfort food.

--or--

Wear "fat" like a badge of honor and make it something that they're good at.


Haven't women tried that with "BBW" when they are just fat but want to try and turn it into something to be proud of?

/How could those middle aged women not know they were fat? One of them looks like she probably uses the motorized cart to go around the grocery store.
 
2012-12-08 06:18:38 PM  
I'm a skinny white dude. Now if someone wrote "Skinny guy" on my check, how pissed off should I be? I'd laugh it off because I'm a skinny dude. If enough people told me that, I'd try to eat more.
 
2012-12-08 06:35:05 PM  

lordjupiter: ciberido: lordjupiter: Um, no. Way to blow it out of proportion. Which is the point: it was blown out of proportion.

Yes, it's wrong and rude.
No, it isn't the life-altering "how-will-we-ever-live-with-this" trauma the women in the article (and you) are making it out to be.

You missed my point entirely. I was not at any point suggesting that it was a "how-will-we-ever-live-with-this" trauma.


Then you have no point, because that is exactly what these women did (did you read their quotes in the article??) and you're attacking people for having an issue with their out-of-proportion reaction.


Agreed. It was a shame what happened to those ladies, but if they just taken a comped meal and let the management deal with the offending employee, it would have stayed between them. Instead, they blew it out of proportion and made a major issue about it on the news. Now instead of just 5 people knowing about their humiliation, several million people know about it. I'm sure the lawsuit payoff (or out of court settlement) that they're looking for will ease their pain.
 
Pud
2012-12-08 06:51:25 PM  

Mugato: I'm a skinny white dude. Now if someone wrote "Skinny guy" on my check, how pissed off should I be? I'd laugh it off because I'm a skinny dude. If enough people told me that, I'd try to eat more.


t0.gstatic.com

//Just kidding.
 
2012-12-08 07:01:59 PM  

pagstuff: Beavz0r: How do fat people even have enough time to eat that much in a day -- for example, I honestly hate taking a lunch break, as it's a waste of farking time I could have spent being productive.

FARKing time is hardly productive now, is it?


It depends on the potency of one's seed.
 
2012-12-08 07:13:39 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: Now instead of just 5 people knowing about their humiliation, several million people know about it.


What humiliation? They *are* fat girls.
 
2012-12-08 07:26:58 PM  
I've got a better story.

Back in the early 1990s, my first wife and I were eating at a Red Lobster in Panama City Beach, Fla. I order a beer before dinner, no problem. I order a second beer after a few cheddar biscuits. The waitress sighs. I order a third beer, and she says "YOU'RE having another beer?!" No. 1, my wife (at the time) was driving. No. 2, it's none of your damn business!

After the meal, she got a ZERO tip and I told the manager on the way out if that waitress has a problem serving people alcohol she needs to find another line of work.

/CSB
/And yes, I'm sure people will say "well, that's what you get for eating at Red Lobster ..."
 
2012-12-08 07:32:23 PM  
From the looks of the women in the video... they were having the Ms. Stockton Pageant at the cad room/restaurant.

Stockton is hell on Earth.
 
2012-12-08 07:35:59 PM  

Catsaregreen: I've got a better story.

Back in the early 1990s, my first wife and I were eating at a Red Lobster in Panama City Beach, Fla. I order a beer before dinner, no problem. I order a second beer after a few cheddar biscuits. The waitress sighs. I order a third beer, and she says "YOU'RE having another beer?!" No. 1, my wife (at the time) was driving. No. 2, it's none of your damn business!

After the meal, she got a ZERO tip and I told the manager on the way out if that waitress has a problem serving people alcohol she needs to find another line of work.

/CSB
/And yes, I'm sure people will say "well, that's what you get for eating at Red Lobster ..."


Maybe she lost a bet and every time someone ordered a beer she had to suck off Paello, the one-eyed fry cook.
 
2012-12-08 09:47:21 PM  

KrispyKritter: you're invited to come on over too, shiat for brains. we all know you don't say a thing to fat asses you see in public in your life. but keep playing the douche anonymously, you're pro at it.


You're not only stupid, you're an asshole. Both me and my girl are pretty heavy, so I don't go around calling anybody fat, in real life OR on the internet. I'm not even sure what you thought I was saying.

/Wondering why I have you favorited in green
 
2012-12-08 09:49:28 PM  
Ah, now I found it. http://www.fark.com/comments/7465157

Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black, ya douche...except I'm not even a kettle.
 
2012-12-08 09:52:27 PM  
Maybe "fat" was the politest term the server could come up with. How about ignorant twats? Ignorance is much more revolting than fat.
 
2012-12-08 10:02:28 PM  

gadian: Ignorance is much more revolting than fat.


You say that, but you apparently have never watched "reality" tv.

jessicasimpson.jpg
 
2012-12-08 10:29:05 PM  

KrispyKritter: Ed Finnerty: Also, it is common knowledge that fat people don't tip. If they have any money left it is spent on desserts and cleaning out the after-dinner mints.

i'm really disappointed in you. i enjoy your posts day after day and now i read this. i feel like i just lost a friend.

Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

maybe if farkfaces like you had the balls to speak to people like me to my face in public there wouldn't be so much left of you. but you don't have the balls to do that do you dickless? no, no you don't.

jaylectricity: Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

I doubt it...I'm sure some people would be hurt and do something about it, but twice as many people would:

Quell their shame with comfort food.

--or--

Wear "fat" like a badge of honor and make it something that they're good at.

you're invited to come on over too, shiat for brains. we all know you don't say a thing to fat asses you see in public in your life. but keep playing the douche anonymously, you're pro at it.

lemortede: At some point you need something to move you out of denial about your weight.
I promise these girls dont think they are fat.
I had my moment 18 months ago.
I have lost 75#'s since then and have added alot of muscle.
Still need to lose another 50ish and I will be happy with where my weight is.
If this happened to me when I was larger (hell, even if it happened to me now), my feelings would be hurt, but I would know it true and move on.
I am a big boy. both literally (for now at least) and emotionally. I can take it.
These cows need to graze on some grass for a while, or eat more another type of sausage.

/I can say that cause I am a fatty too.
//Its like how other races can call each other offensive names and its endearing.

wow. i thought only ex-smokers could be that obnoxious. +1 for you fatass.

ramblinwreck: So, can someone explain why these ladies should have rec ...


You sound extremely fat or insane...or both. Seriously, were you one of the fat chicks from the story?
 
2012-12-08 10:33:06 PM  

slackananda: ramblinwreck: So, can someone explain why these ladies should have received any discount? I can't get a discount at a store on general merchandise if an associate is a jerk to me. Why the double standard?

TAYQ, even though a restaurant delivers food, the actual product is service and not the food as merchandise. If something is legitimately wrong with the service to the point where it ruins the dining experience for the guest then there has been a failure to deliver the product (service) and comping the check is a natural way to make it right.

This case was a fail by the manager, starting with 25% off and then going to 50%, etc. "Jeff" may be to blame for starting this, but the manager failed to end it when given the chance. If he would have immediately and graciously comped the check in the first place, there's a good chance this would never have made it to the news and fark, which would be a shame, so it's not like I'm disappointed.



Wait, so the food isn't a product with a defined cost? "Service" is the product? Ok, I'll buy that it's a portion, but when people demand free food because of X, Y, or Z and it has nothing to do with the product (i.e., under/overcooked, hair in it, or whatever), then it borders on straight up theft.
 
2012-12-08 10:34:41 PM  

KrispyKritter: Ed Finnerty: Also, it is common knowledge that fat people don't tip. If they have any money left it is spent on desserts and cleaning out the after-dinner mints.

i'm really disappointed in you. i enjoy your posts day after day and now i read this. i feel like i just lost a friend.

Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

maybe if farkfaces like you had the balls to speak to people like me to my face in public there wouldn't be so much left of you. but you don't have the balls to do that do you dickless? no, no you don't.

jaylectricity: Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

I doubt it...I'm sure some people would be hurt and do something about it, but twice as many people would:

Quell their shame with comfort food.

--or--

Wear "fat" like a badge of honor and make it something that they're good at.

you're invited to come on over too, shiat for brains. we all know you don't say a thing to fat asses you see in public in your life. but keep playing the douche anonymously, you're pro at it.

lemortede: At some point you need something to move you out of denial about your weight.
I promise these girls dont think they are fat.
I had my moment 18 months ago.
I have lost 75#'s since then and have added alot of muscle.
Still need to lose another 50ish and I will be happy with where my weight is.
If this happened to me when I was larger (hell, even if it happened to me now), my feelings would be hurt, but I would know it true and move on.
I am a big boy. both literally (for now at least) and emotionally. I can take it.
These cows need to graze on some grass for a while, or eat more another type of sausage.

/I can say that cause I am a fatty too.
//Its like how other races can call each other offensive names and its endearing.

wow. i thought only ex-smokers could be that obnoxious. +1 for you fatass.

ramblinwreck: So, can someone explain why these ladies should have rec ...


Yea, I made a rant list.
\My farts smell like bacon
 
2012-12-08 11:18:33 PM  
Those girls are fat. Fatty-fat-fat-fat.

If they're not comfortable with being fat, maybe they should lose some weight. It's not hard. They could start by boycotting the restaurant.
 
2012-12-08 11:40:32 PM  
Well we really fleshed out the moral ambiguities of how, when, where, and under what circumstances it is or is not appropriate to call a group of three obese women fat.

I try not to throw peoples obvious sensitivities in their faces, especially if they are customers. That is, however, a general rule not a universal one.
 
2012-12-09 04:37:09 AM  
It's a funny story for Fark, but why the hell did that deserve a 3 minute segment on what I'm assuming is a half hour newscast?
 
2012-12-09 05:23:02 AM  

KrispyKritter: Ed Finnerty: Also, it is common knowledge that fat people don't tip. If they have any money left it is spent on desserts and cleaning out the after-dinner mints.

i'm really disappointed in you. i enjoy your posts day after day and now i read this. i feel like i just lost a friend.


I think you're taking my comment a little too seriously. Please don't make me post the Francis pic, we're both better than that.
 
2012-12-09 09:00:24 AM  
Am I in before Rascal tipping?
 
2012-12-09 02:06:00 PM  
I'm a little amazed that everyone is putting the blame on the girls for being sensitive to namecalling and telling them to lose weight. Yes, they're fat, so what? Businesses shouldn't care if you're fat, gay, black, whatever. You're BUYING what they're selling. End of story. That's where their involvement ends. Cripes, what happened to common courtesy? The guy's a dick for putting that on a check. Find some other identifier to tag their check with and keep your nasty thoughts to yourself. It's business and all business-owners and their employees should care about is selling the product.
 
2012-12-09 02:42:40 PM  
they should supply crack pipes to the customers that are too obese
 
2012-12-09 07:48:16 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: they should supply crack pipes to the customers that are too obese


And cyanide to the ones that are assholes.
 
2012-12-10 01:37:33 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: they should supply crack pipes to the customers that are too obese


Restaurants would go out of business if it weren't for the overweight.
 
2012-12-10 01:00:58 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Mugato: Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.

While I completely agree that overweight people should lose weight because they'll not only look better but be healthier, I do not agree that insulting or degrading them is the way to go about doing it. Not saying that's necessarily what you were implying.

I'm not heavy, but I have friends that are, and I feel bad for them when people insult them because of their weight. Should they lose weight? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean they should be treated like dirt either.

Just my $0.02.


Maybe people would think more of female fatties, at least, if said fatties didn't act like they were on a mission from Fatty God to cockblock every approach of a non-fat female friend, no matter how socially benign. Obvious self-loathing is obvious, and puts all but the gender-reversed Daniel Tosh types in a bad mood.
 
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