Servers: Keep Your Insults to Yourself

The recent spate of insulting nicknames on receipts has us scratching (and shaking) our heads

When news emerged last week that a server at a sports bar in Northern California identified his guests as "Fat Girls" on their receipt, it got us wondering what possesses a restaurant employee to enter in offensive nicknames when they know that the offending moniker will end up in plain sight on the guests’ receipt (and will most likely go on to make national news, and cost the server their job).

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Maybe they’re new to the POS system and don’t realize that their friendly little reminders of who’s who will end up on the receipt; possibly they just don’t feel like asking guests for their names and can’t think of an inoffensive way to describe them. But here’s a no-brainer for you: even if you’re absolutely positive that the identifier you decide to go with won’t end up on the receipt, make sure it’s inoffensive!

From the two cent discount given by a Texas burger chain for having the "best butt," to the Chick-fil-A cashier who rung up two Asian customers as "Ching" and "Chong," to the steakhouse bartender who rung up a customer as "McStinky," there's no end to the lengths some will go to be offensive. Here’s a roundup of all the examples of that particular brand of server stupidity (and meanness) we’ve come across recently. 


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Maybe someone needs to send Dan Myers, the author of this article back to school to learn how to use the English language correctly. To wit, he wrote "Chich fil A cashier who RUNG up..." and "the steakhouse bartender who rung up...". This moron obviously does not know that the past tense of ring is RANG; not RUNG.'s picture

Hey, its not like any one person at any corporation hospitality or not has never referred to a customer in an irresponsible way. people from all walks of life do so and they are not scrutinized in any way because it is not referred to as service industry. Even though any industry is a service and in all reality is considered as such and talk horrible about people because it is human nature to do so. Yet you only see these stories about service industry, if half the population would learn how to properly treat service industry staff and learn how to properly tip it probably would no longer be a major if any issue at all!

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