Skip to comments.'Thanks, you little f*****': ... restaurant bill makes clear what waiters thought of Molly, two
Posted on 09/10/2009 9:47:01 PM PDT by Daffynition
Most parents have experienced their young children getting restless when waiting for a meal in a restaurant.
But not many get the bill at the end of it with a message describing their offspring as a 'little f*****'.
This is what happened to parents Craig and Kimberley Cartin at a Mexican restaurant in Halifax, West Yorkshire, where they received the receipt which had 'Thankyyou littell f*****' written on it.
Visiting the brand new eaterie, called Cactus Joe's, on its opening weekend the family had already been frustrated by slow service and poor food, which caused hungry two-year-old Molly to complain. 'Unbelievably offensive': The family's receipt - the obscenity is the last item on the bill
'Unbelievably offensive': The family's receipt - the obscenity is the last item on the bill
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
That's thinking--spend your money to sue someone with none.
...and the spelling is horrendous.
Looking at that ticket, it seems that the offending employee was giving a farewell FU to the job as she was going out the door anyway. This didn’t have anything to do with the restaurant.
A few years ago my husband and I were traveling with our 10 month old. We stopped in an unfamiliar town for the night and walked into what must have been the town’s best resturaunt. We had not realized how nice the resturaunt was until we had been seated. We were starved. We told the waiter we just wanted to eat and run quickly. He took our order and we tried to keep the baby quiet. When our meals came and the baby was fed, one of the wait staff offered to take our rambuncious babe over to the wait station. They blew up balloons and played with the baby until our meal was over. Obviously we didnt have desert. They got a humungous tip and we went home intact.
Guess they didn’t leave a tip.....
I love kids coming to the restaurant where I work. I love to see families out enjoying life together.
the idea of a Mexican retaurant in West Yorkshire — is surreal.
Assuming the facts in the story are true, it seems as if the manager did everything he could to remedy the situation.
I’m curious as to why the parents would want a photo of their precious little snowflake out in the news/internet.
Parents motives are very suspect to me.
How do we know she wasn’t behaving like a “littell” (sic) Biden ?
I expect that kind of language at Denny’s—but not here!
Now how could anyone say that about sweet little Molly?
I leave NO tip for that kind of BS.
LOL. What do you expect in this age of text messaging?
Here's what he wrote:
That tipping thing we are not used to it, it just seemed wrong to us, but we had to go along with it, is it like that all over the USA?
Well, at least they didn’t charge extra for it...
The couple in question said the food wasn’t any good but they are hardly objective. I wonder if it is any good.
In NYC/Boston, I would never think of *going* out without a wad of small bills for tips. It’s how it is. Less so in smaller cities.
I think the gratuity is built into the price or the wages higher.
Also, IIRC from living over there, the English are a bit on the “frugal” side, if you get my drift...
You could make a million bucks if you opened up a restaurant like that in Sumter, S.C.
This town just opened a Five Guys Hamburgers.
We have have one 40 miles up the road in Columbia, S.C. and I frequent it monthly.
We went to the one in Sumter and the service and food sucked. It sucked so bad, I recommend to co-workers to eat at the Columbia location first, to see how it’s supposed to be done. I tell them the Sumter restaurant has been “Sumterized”. And, sadly they know what I mean.
Having seen some of my mom’s family in action (and my mom), I definitely get your drift. One probably gets stingy like that though when the government takes so much of your dough.
As a parent of a toddler, I sympathize with these customers. Restaurant personnel who cannot tolerate the occasional unruly child should be working somewhere else.
That being said, anyone who eats Mexican food in the UK is asking for trouble.
After opening on August 28 it had to close again just days later because the gas supply was inadequate causing dozens of cancellations.
Found at the end of the article ... funny that.
sweet molly or a kid with the “terrible twos” that made the meal miserable for every other customer in the restaurant?
it’s a Mexican restarurant in an bleak English province — what more do you need to know?
“Now how could anyone say that about sweet little Molly? “
Looks like a mean brat to me!
I’ve been told that when I was little, I was seated between my parents in a local restaurant and when the waitress asked after the main course if ‘anyone would like some dessert’, I piped up with “I WANT APPLE PIE!” and amused, the waitress said “would you like your pie ala mode?” to which I responded “NO! I don’t want it in the camode, I want it on a plate!”
I just want to pinch her wittle cheekie weekies.
Two years old and already complaining about restaurant food and the service!
“I just want to pinch her wittle cheekie weekies.”
In that picture she looks like she would spit on you if you did!
Isn’t this how the Wiener’s Circle in Chicago got started?
Oh you mean old fart ;)
If I had done that I would have been hauled outside the restaurant and given a good beating, of course that was 70 years ago when it was considered commendable and not child abuse!
Since she carried them for nine months and went through labor I took it upon myself to always let my wife stay seated and eat.
When the children were older they knew, under threat and penalty of death or dismemberment they had better stay on the straight and narrow in public and we usually brought along a coloring book and a small pack of crayons.
We almost always got compliments for our children's behavior and we are still proud of it today. we may have been tough but they behaved and have our attitude about raising their children to behave in public.
My kids were usually well behaved in restaurants when little. Even would get comments from nearby tables. One place we went to had a divider (like a small wall) between two tables so you could flip it around to either have one large table or two smaller ones.
One of my kids leaned up against it and it swung down and gave him a bit of a bump, but no big deal. In looking at it one of the latches was broken and didn’t hold it in place securely. I switched spots with my young boy. At the end of the meal I mentioned to the cashier that the divider was not latching all the way.
He replied something like “well if your kids wouldn’t have been goofing around with it, he wouldn’t have got hurt...”. I got into him about how my kids weren’t goofing around, it was broken and I just wanted to let them know so they could fix it but now that you mention it that bump is getting bigger and my son is injured because your divider is broken and I want to talk to your manager.... Turns out he WAS the manager, and told him we would never eat there again and that we would be talking to the franchise.
The franchise said they would send out some coupons for free meals, but I told them I don’t want coupons as I would never set foot in their restaurants again, but I want the manager punished. They said they would talk to him and they still sent the coupons. Never did use them. A couple years later the place closed its doors.
How can ‘chili con carne’ be considered mexican? Its Texican to say the least.
They’re English—what do they know.
Sounds Like BAD PARENTING to me.
Has anyone read the article?
“Kimberley, 25, who was also with ONE-year-old daughter Megan at the time”
-——The ONE year old MEGAN behaved better than MOLLY.
‘But somehow they still managed to take that long to serve us and after about 20 minutes, MOLLY started to get restless and a bit impatient.
-———READ THIS Sentence:
‘She wanted to get up and walk around but WE wouldn’t let her so she had a little tantrum.”
-———Parents, Take responsibilities for your kids, i love kids but i don’t want to have to suffer for your inability to raise the correctly!!
Pizza and fudge cake were also listed. The Quesadilla was the only mexican type item they ordered and it was probably fried cheese in a wrap. This is wrong on so many levels.
If I choose to dine out I dont choose places with kids.
Went into a McDonalds to go emerg potty and could not get out fast enough.
God Bless Moms, busy jobs they have.
I put the blame for this solely on the parents.
#1. They go to a new restaurant on opening weekend when the chefs as well as the waitstaff are new and just starting to learn their job. Of course, they’re going to be slow and rough around the edges.
2. The kid wanted to get up and walk around a little bit. After 20 minutes, that is not unreasonable but they made the kid just sit there. No wonder she threw a tantrum.
The kid wasn’t the &*^%$#, the parents were and if I had been the manager, I don’t know if I would be as apologetic as this manager is. Let them sue the stupid waitress. The “blood out of a turnip” phrase comes to mind. Another one is a “fool and his money are soon parted.”
As is someone who orders steak and kidney pie in Guadalajara.
But how do they do on Yorkshire Pudding...?
Sure they tip, but it’s built into the bill as a gratuity. In the US it’s optional, especially as to the amount.
In the UK the gratuity is included as a % of the bill. Customers can overpay the bill thus leaving a tip.
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