Servers, Mind Your Fucking Name Fields

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His name is John, not "asian kid."
​Recently a concerned reader sent us a letter, explaining that on a trip to a midtown sports bar, he was treated very rudely and handed a receipt that labeled him "asian kid."

We did hear both sides of the story -- a classic he said/he said, wherein the bar owner claimed that his waitress was being Mayberry-polite and the customer a rude maniac who "refused to leave his name," while the customer timidly recalled the waitress rolling her eyes at him and being generally unpleasant -- but since Gut Check wasn't there, we've decided to present the receipt without (much of a) comment.

For starters, it could have been worse. Much worse.

"Asian kid," while certainly rude, isn't a racial slur, at least. And as Papa John's proved a few weeks back with the "lady chinky eyes" debacle, and Chick-Fil-A (typically a pillar of acceptance!) did with its matching "Ching" and "Chong" receipts, these name fields are like the wild west of customer service.

We certainly don't condone racist remarks, but rude ones can be OK, as long as they're relatively innocent and really amusing -- like today's example: A pizza joint calling out its high-as-kites customers for being in an elevated state of mind. Of course, based on Gut Check's experience, if their weed cloud was obvious enough to be noted, it was likely accompanied by a whole lot of obnoxiousness. Also, picturing the ensuing paranoid freakout after it was realized that "they knew" is what's getting us through the day.

We'd like to hear from restaurant owners, servers and customers: Have you ever found something inappropriate on your receipt? Have you ever written something inappropriate on a customer's receipt, and if so, were you caught?

Also, have you ever, ever been this high?


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Chris
Chris

Never be rude to the person who has possession of your food before it's served to you.

Server
Server

I am a server and believe me there are much, much worse things that we are usually calling you in the back to other servers anyways. Being labeled as gay, asian, white, is much better than fat-ass bitch sucking down lemon waters. So get over it.

hotdogwaffles
hotdogwaffles

by the way the lady chink eyes link is missing the : in the http://

Bigpeeler
Bigpeeler

How is "Asian kid" rude? Were they Asian? Were they a kid? If someone called me "bald guy" or "man who is mature enough not to take offense to every perceived slight", I would take no offense at all.

ironstef
ironstef

A friend spotted his and his boyfriend's tab listed as "Gay Dudes" on-screen at a bar a few weeks ago. Don't know if it printed on the receipt that way. One of them laughed about it, the other wasn't sure how to react.

one punch micky
one punch micky

Working at a pizza place a few years back, we had a customer named Alan Parsons. Needless to say, his name line read The Alan Parson's Project. He really hated us and tried to threaten us with a lawsuit if we didn't give him free pizza. After that, we would just spell his name wrong differently each time he called. Sometimes he was Alain Pearson, sometimes he would be Aslan Pormans, you get the idea.

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