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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 11:53:02 AM  
8 votes:
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 10:09:25 AM  
6 votes:

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 08:20:56 AM  
6 votes:
"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 10:08:26 AM  
5 votes:
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 09:26:20 AM  
5 votes:
Maybe if more fatties were called out for being fatties there's be less fatties.
2012-12-08 03:57:34 AM  
4 votes:
"Fat?" That's a ompliment. Those "girls" are morbidly obese.
2012-12-08 12:09:24 PM  
3 votes:

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 12:00:53 PM  
3 votes:

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 12:00:39 PM  
3 votes:

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 12:14:59 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:55:27 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:47:31 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:41:49 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:41:31 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:33:30 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:29:05 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:19:19 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:16:47 AM  
2 votes:

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 09:43:55 AM  
2 votes:

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 08:28:07 AM  
2 votes:
Judging by their reaction, this was news to them.
2012-12-09 02:06:00 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2012-12-08 06:18:38 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:36:51 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:34:22 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:21:54 PM  
1 vote:
And of course...

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2012-12-08 02:07:40 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:37:24 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:33:22 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:14:17 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:04:43 PM  
1 vote:
I am more surprised that since this happened in Stockton, nobody was shot or killed regarding this insult.
2012-12-08 11:44:19 AM  
1 vote:

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


An "om nom-pliment?"
2012-12-08 11:38:16 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:37:37 AM  
1 vote:
"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 11:35:03 AM  
1 vote:
"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 11:31:56 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:27:23 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:25:46 AM  
1 vote:
"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 10:39:42 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:22:12 AM  
1 vote:
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 09:11:49 AM  
1 vote:
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 09:11:48 AM  
1 vote:
I feel really bad for those girls. No snark here. She was really pretty, too.
2012-12-08 08:59:23 AM  
1 vote:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-08 08:18:09 AM  
1 vote:
I thought they were supposed to be jolly.
2012-12-08 06:40:40 AM  
1 vote:
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 05:16:29 AM  
1 vote:

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.
 
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