The bartender says you’re fat, well I ain’t down with that [Photo]

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It’s important to make people feel good about themselves, no matter their size. To do the opposite is thoughtless and cruel. To say something derogatory to a guest at your place of business is about as moronic as a one can be. 

All it takes is a single word, spoken or written, to ruin someone’s day and lose a customer for life. That’s exactly what happened recently to a woman in Arkansas. When she and her boyfriend received their guest check at Casa Mexicana, it had the words “X Gordo” printed on it, which is Spanish for “extra fat.” 

The words reverberated beyond the receipt

It really hurt my feelings because I have a thyroid disease and I used to be extremely skinny. But my weight is out of my control right now. I take medication for it.
— Rebecca Rummerfield

Who do some people think they are? What gives anyone the right to say something negative about a person’s weight? 

 Casa Mexican bartender calls customer 'X Gordo', Spanish for 'Extra Fat' on her receipt

To make matters even worse, the couple have been loyal patrons of the restaurant, visiting the establishment about three times per week. The staff knew her by name. 

The restaurant’s manager initially claimed they had received the receipt by mistake (which was a cowardly and disrespectful way to handle the situation). When Rummerfield questioned the bartender, he openly admitted to adding the insulting words to the receipt and that he meant it to be derogatory. 

The restaurant manager eventually apologized to the guests and fired the bartender. But, is that really enough? Does simply firing the offending worker fix an environment where someone clearly thought that such an act was okay? 

Either way, the guests acknowledged that they were unlikely to return to the restaurant. 


Receipt photo by KARK 4/Facebook.

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