Restaurant bill called diners 'Old Ladies'

Jan. 23, 2014 at 5:06 PM
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A California grandmother who went with a friend to a concert at a restaurant said she was shocked to find "Old Ladies" printed at the top of her bill.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, said she and a friend won tickets to the concert at the Bull Shed Bar and Grill in Bakersfield and they discovered their bill for the food they ordered at the show had been labeled "Old Ladies," KERO-TV, Bakersfield, reported Thursday.

"Not everyone is a stereotype person and I think the idea of tabling, tables with names that are appropriate for people, they can be at table one, table two, table three, whatever, but our table was named 'Old Ladies,'" she said.

"At first, I was like 'oh, no way,' and my girlfriend that was with me, she thought it was funny and said it's funny, but to a point," the woman said.

A picture of the bill posted on Facebook garnered numerous comments supportive of the women and critical of their server.

Angel Gonzales, owner of the restaurant, said the server had only been working for a few weeks and was likely overwhelmed on the night of the concert.

"This is not the way we run our business," he said.

"That night, it was extremely busy. It was the night of the concert. It's not an excuse. It shouldn't of happened, no matter what," he said.

Gonzales said he personally apologized to the woman.

"The lady took the time to come down here to talk to me. I explained to her what happened and I apologized to her," he said.

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