Yesterday the news media was all over a story of three women who received their tab at the casino restaurant they were dining at and noticed it labeled their table as ‘Fat Girls’. Their server did not enter this information into the Point of Sale computer, someone else did; however, when they complained, the manager offered only a 25% discount on their meal.
At least one of the three women breaks down in tears in one of the many interviews floating around the web about this story. It’s clear they realize they are overweight and are probably suffering in many ways because of it. However, it was certainly crude, rude, and downright nasty for those working the restaurant that day to be referring to their table as the ‘Fat Girls’.
As someone who struggles with his weight, including a very recent severe weight gain after losing a considerable amount of weight back in 2007, I can empathize with this group. While I would have complained in this space right here, I don’t know if I would have taken the label to heart as they did but that doesn’t make it right. The management of this restaurant and casino are trying to make things right after the fact but they better have a plan in place to be proactive in their training programs to ensure stupidity like this does not happen again at their establishment.
What do you think about this one? What could the manage have done to make it right from the outset? Knowing the server who did do this was only on suspension pending the outcome of an investigation, do you think they should have been outright fired? Do you think the women are overreacting? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.