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'Thanks, you little f*****': ... restaurant bill makes clear what waiters thought of Molly, two
Daily Mail ^ | 11th September 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter

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

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1 posted on 09/10/2009 9:47:01 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
He said: 'This was absolutely inexcusable and it won't be tolerated. The person involved has been sacked and I am planning on consulting my lawyers to see if I can take further action against her.

That's thinking--spend your money to sue someone with none.

2 posted on 09/10/2009 9:53:31 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Daffynition

...and the spelling is horrendous.


3 posted on 09/10/2009 9:55:57 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Daffynition

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.


4 posted on 09/10/2009 9:56:36 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Daffynition

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.


5 posted on 09/10/2009 9:57:39 PM PDT by Chickensoup
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To: Daffynition

Guess they didn’t leave a tip.....


6 posted on 09/10/2009 10:01:40 PM PDT by freebilly ( No wonder all the left has a boner for Obama.... There's "Cialis" in "SoCIALISt")
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To: Chickensoup

I love kids coming to the restaurant where I work. I love to see families out enjoying life together.


7 posted on 09/10/2009 10:03:10 PM PDT by lawnguy (The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil-Cicero)
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To: Daffynition

the idea of a Mexican retaurant in West Yorkshire — is surreal.


8 posted on 09/10/2009 10:05:39 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: randog

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.


9 posted on 09/10/2009 10:05:56 PM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: Daffynition

How do we know she wasn’t behaving like a “littell” (sic) Biden ?


10 posted on 09/10/2009 10:09:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Daffynition

I expect that kind of language at Denny’s—but not here!


11 posted on 09/10/2009 10:11:07 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Daffynition

Now how could anyone say that about sweet little Molly?

12 posted on 09/10/2009 10:12:02 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Chickensoup
Boy did you luck-out with the wait staff and that restaurant. Some places are like that, family oriented. Nice story!


13 posted on 09/10/2009 10:14:55 PM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: Daffynition
If the restaurant caters to families with children then what does the waitstaff have to complain about. Dealing with children is part of their job.

I leave NO tip for that kind of BS.

14 posted on 09/10/2009 10:15:17 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

LOL. What do you expect in this age of text messaging?


15 posted on 09/10/2009 10:16:42 PM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: freebilly
I don't know how tipping waiters and waitresses in England works, but I know when my cousin came over to the U.S.A. with his wife for a trip to Florida, he was very surprised at all the tipping that was expected. In his letter to me telling me about his trip, he had a really hard time understanding the concept.

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?

16 posted on 09/10/2009 10:18:16 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Daffynition

Well, at least they didn’t charge extra for it...


17 posted on 09/10/2009 10:20:38 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: freebilly
Exactly. My kids would never misbehave in a restaurant.


18 posted on 09/10/2009 10:21:04 PM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: kabumpo

The couple in question said the food wasn’t any good but they are hardly objective. I wonder if it is any good.


19 posted on 09/10/2009 10:23:38 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

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.


20 posted on 09/10/2009 10:23:46 PM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: beaversmom

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...


21 posted on 09/10/2009 10:24:09 PM PDT by PLMerite (Speak Truth to Stupid.)
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To: Chickensoup

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.


22 posted on 09/10/2009 10:27:29 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: PLMerite

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.


23 posted on 09/10/2009 10:28:29 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Daffynition

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.


24 posted on 09/10/2009 10:38:17 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: B-Chan
"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.

25 posted on 09/10/2009 10:43:47 PM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: beaversmom

sweet molly or a kid with the “terrible twos” that made the meal miserable for every other customer in the restaurant?


26 posted on 09/10/2009 10:51:09 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: beaversmom

it’s a Mexican restarurant in an bleak English province — what more do you need to know?


27 posted on 09/10/2009 10:53:38 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Daffynition
Spaghetti Jimmy Wins!


28 posted on 09/10/2009 11:02:44 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: beaversmom

“Now how could anyone say that about sweet little Molly? “

Looks like a mean brat to me!


29 posted on 09/10/2009 11:12:55 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Daffynition

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!”


30 posted on 09/10/2009 11:17:28 PM PDT by mkjessup (Bill Clinton's vacation from history gave us 9/11 - 0bama is determined to finish the job.)
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To: dalereed

I just want to pinch her wittle cheekie weekies.


31 posted on 09/10/2009 11:17:39 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: dalereed

Two years old and already complaining about restaurant food and the service!


32 posted on 09/10/2009 11:20:00 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: beaversmom

“I just want to pinch her wittle cheekie weekies.”

In that picture she looks like she would spit on you if you did!


33 posted on 09/10/2009 11:20:20 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Daffynition

Isn’t this how the Wiener’s Circle in Chicago got started?


34 posted on 09/10/2009 11:21:20 PM PDT by bornred
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To: beaversmom
Re: Tipping

I was in a restaurant a few years ago, had to be the worst service I had ever experienced and the food was marginal at best, didn't even finish my meal and as the hostess rang up the bill, and said 'what about a tip for the server?' I said "you want a tip?"

"DON'T EAT HERE."
35 posted on 09/10/2009 11:21:42 PM PDT by mkjessup (Bill Clinton's vacation from history gave us 9/11 - 0bama is determined to finish the job.)
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To: dalereed

Oh you mean old fart ;)


36 posted on 09/10/2009 11:22:12 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: 9YearLurker
"Two years old and already complaining about restaurant food and the service!"

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!

37 posted on 09/10/2009 11:24:14 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Daffynition
If my children started fussing when they were infants I would taker them out of the dining area or outside until I could get them to calm down.

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.

38 posted on 09/10/2009 11:33:38 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: mkjessup

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.


39 posted on 09/10/2009 11:35:50 PM PDT by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: kabumpo

How can ‘chili con carne’ be considered mexican? Its Texican to say the least.


40 posted on 09/10/2009 11:36:56 PM PDT by x_plus_one (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: x_plus_one

They’re English—what do they know.


41 posted on 09/10/2009 11:38:24 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Daffynition

Sounds Like BAD PARENTING to me.
Has anyone read the article?
I Quote:

“Kimberley, 25, who was also with ONE-year-old daughter Megan at the time”

-——The ONE year old MEGAN behaved better than MOLLY.

Next Quote:

‘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!!


42 posted on 09/10/2009 11:49:16 PM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: beaversmom

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.


43 posted on 09/10/2009 11:52:34 PM PDT by x_plus_one (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: x_plus_one

LOL :)


44 posted on 09/10/2009 11:58:27 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: dalereed

Same here.

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.


45 posted on 09/11/2009 12:06:56 AM PDT by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Daffynition

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.”


46 posted on 09/11/2009 12:31:21 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (http://koreanforniancooking.blogspot.com/)
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To: B-Chan
That being said, anyone who eats Mexican food in the UK is asking for trouble.

As is someone who orders steak and kidney pie in Guadalajara.

47 posted on 09/11/2009 12:41:11 AM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Misterioso

But how do they do on Yorkshire Pudding...?


48 posted on 09/11/2009 12:52:30 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Sure they tip, but it’s built into the bill as a gratuity. In the US it’s optional, especially as to the amount.


49 posted on 09/11/2009 12:53:40 AM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: beaversmom
I don't know how tipping waiters and waitresses in England works

In the UK the gratuity is included as a % of the bill. Customers can overpay the bill thus leaving a tip.

50 posted on 09/11/2009 1:45:25 AM PDT by agere_contra ('We do not need a censorship of the press. We have a censorship by the press' Chesterton.)
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