Woman slams ‘disrespectful’ barman for describing her as ‘girl by herself’ on her receipt – but others say it’s just a ‘simple’ way to help staff identify customers and tell her to ‘move on’
- Woman, from US, was enjoying a quiet night out by herself in Washington, DC
- Waiter, Shaun, took receipt over where he referred to her as ‘girl by herself’
- Woman branded it ‘disrespectful’ but many accused her of overreacting
A woman has slammed a ‘disrespectful’ barman for describing her as the ‘girl by herself’ on her drinks receipt – despite drinking alone.
The woman, from the US, who goes by @GotMiAAngel on social media, was enjoying a quiet night out by herself in Washington, DC, but things took a downwards turn when she saw the receipt for the four cocktails she had ordered which came to to $64 (£46).
Taking to Twitter, she shared a photograph of the receipt and told how she was left frustrated when the waiter named Shaun had referred to her as the ‘girl by herself.’
And it wasn’t long before many took to the comments section to defend the woman in question, with one writing: ‘Like why u pointing it out?? Like embarrassing you for what?’
A woman (pictured), from the UK, has slammed the ‘disrespectful’ description a bar tender wrote about her on her drinks receipt.
Taking to Twitter, the woman in question shared a photograph of the receipt and told how she was left frustrated when the waiter named Shaun had referred to her as the ‘girl by herself’ (pictured)
The woman in question shared a photograph of the receipt and penned: ‘This description is so disrespectful’
Others shared their own experiences in a bid to make the woman feel better, with one writing: ‘I feel you on this one,’ before sharing a copy of a receipt which branded him: ‘Raspy voice guy.’
Another captioned a post: ‘That’s better than the one I got,’ before sharing his receipt which read: ‘Lil ugly dude.’
However, not everyone was in agreement, with some suggesting the woman was overreacting.
‘Why disrespectful? Seems a simple way to help the waiters identify guests they are serving,’ wrote one. ‘How else would you like them to describe you – color of hair, clothes. Only in the US do you get so hung up on all this. We’ve got bigger issues to be thinking about than this petty one.’
One person wrote: ‘I feel you on this one,’ before sharing a copy of a receipt which branded him: ‘Raspy voice guy’ (pictured)
Another captioned a post: ‘That’s better than the one I got,’ before sharing his receipt which read: ‘Lil ugly dude’
Some took to the comments section to point out their own similar experiences, with one being being branded as ‘raspy voice guy’ and another ‘Lil ugly dude’ (pictured)
A second agreed: ‘Really???? If you are without company, you are just that. And if you are dressed in a red dress, you are dressed in that color….How else would you rather be described?’
Meanwhile, a third commented: ‘It’s only disrespectful if you let it be. Life is short. Move on..’
Others suggested it was likely there was no offence meant by the note – and it was purely to help the busy waiter distinguish one customer from another.
‘He probably forgot the customer was gonna see that note. I’ve done that one a few times too,’ commented one, while a second penned: ‘As a former server/bartender I tried to avoid descriptions like this, but depending on how well coworkers could communicate/knew table numbers, it did happen on occasion
That was the nice thing about getting cards to open tabs– I have an actual name to use in the comp & irl.’
Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: ‘It’s only disrespectful if you let it be. Life is short. Move on’ (pictured)