The focus on our obesity issues are becoming less interested in helping develop a healthier and fitter society and instead seem slanted towards shaming and belittling people who are struggling because of their weight issues.
This issue will not be properly addressed through stigmas and assumptions.
This shocking story is a case in point:
After a nice meal out, you might expect the check to hurt your wallet.
But you don’t expect it to hurt your feelings.
However, that’s exactly what happened to three California women on Thursday night, when their receipt came with the words ‘Fat Girls’ written across the top.
Christine Duran, Christina Huerta and Isabel Robles were having a good time at the Cameo Club Casino restaurant in Stockton but when they asked for the check they couldn’t believe their eyes.
‘I got the bill, and I was like, why does the receipt say, “fat girls?”‘ Duran told News 10.
She said her pals thought she was joking at first.
‘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 said.
Duran showed the receipt to her friends who finally believed her.
‘I’m looking at it. I was like, “Oh, heck no,”‘ Robles said.
The ladies quizzed their waiter when he returned to their table but he denied any involvement.
He said that Jeff, whose name was on the receipt, must have typed the offensive slur into the computer as he was taking their order. But he said Jeff had gone for the night.
The three women, upset and outraged, demanded to see a manager.
‘He had a smirk on his face, like it was funny, but he was trying not to laugh,’ Huerta said, describing the manager.
The manager told the women he was sorry for what happened and offered to discount their bill by 25 per cent. But the ladies were unimpressed by the offer.
‘He was like, “Well, I can do 50 per cent,” and we were just like, “Are you serious?”‘ Huerta said.
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