Two Totally Straight Guys Compare Being Labeled Gay On A Restaurant Receipt To Racism
Two straight guys are outraged over service they recently received at Judson's Bar in York, England. Upon obtaining the receipt for a meal, the men noticed that their waitress had referred to them as "gay guys, stools" in the comment section designed to help other staff know where to deliver food and drink.
The guys insist they're not upset for being mistaken as gay; instead, they say, it's the fact that the waitress publicly stereotyped her customers based on perceived sexual orientation. They're comparing the listed title on the receipt to racism.
"I obviously thought it was inappropriate," said Al Butler, 26, who received the receipt while dining with a friend. "It took a while for it sink in. It was not insulting, it was just a shock. I was surprised. I would not expect it anywhere else. It's as equally unacceptable as racism."
"It's not a bad thing to be called gay - although I'm not and neither is my friend - but I think it's prejudiced," he added. "It's jumping to a conclusion without the need to do so."
Butler claims he asked the bartender about the receipt immediately after receiving it but was offered no sympathy. The restaurant has since apologized for the "unprofessional" gaffe and promised to discipline the server, who is apparently new. Still, owner Peter Ward believes the comment was unfortunate but "not prejudice."
What do you think of the guys' handling of the situation, Instincters? What would you do if a restaurant receipt you received read "gay guys"?
(Via Daily Mail)