Did you know that (approximately, maybe) one in three overweight women who walk into a restaurant get an electronic receipt with the words "FAT GIRLS" on it? Sadly, you probably do, because this sort of thing happens all the time these days. The most recent victims were these three women in Stockton, California. And the list keeps growing. Insulting people on receipts is officially a trend now.
It seems that some people are now so used to insulting strangers over Twitter, Facebook or any other internet forum that they've lost the most basic civility. Perhaps these people now detach themselves from the consequences of their actions whenever they are behind a screen and a keyboard, even if it's a restaurant terminal or a cashier.
Maybe they have grown so insensitive that anything goes for them, that they can't distinguish between internet life and real life. After all, it's all the same life. Unfortunately, instead of taking real-world graciousness to the internet, awful internet trolling appears to be seeping into real life.
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ABC News reports that these three friends got the "Fat Girls" insult after dining at Chilly D's in the Cameo Casino Restaurant, in Stockton, California. Their server Jeff wrote it on the restaurant's electronic billing system. One of the women—Christine Duran—said that even the manager had a "smirk on his face" when they complained.
A Papa John's customer got "Lady Chinky Eyes" on her receipt.
A RadioShack customer in Maryland got "ugly itch" and "ghettohood" and "tattoville" because she had tattoos on her arm.
Sometimes it's not insults but plain sexual harassment.
Or a desperate guy trying to get laid.
I can imagine Biff, the knucklehead who barely graduated from high school writing this from behind the counter of a nobody restaurant.
More racial remarks.
Sometimes it's not about race or physical appearance, just a plain "suck my dick fuck face."
It's not only in the United States. In England, the parents of a a rowdy kid got "thank you little fucker" when the bill came.
In South Korea, restaurants often mark their customers if they are "foreigners." Of course, most foreigners never notice it.