A same-sex couple was outraged in Wales on Thursday when a restaurant labeled them “lesbians” on their receipt.
Belinda Mulcahy and Jo James were celebrating Belinda’s birthday at a restaurant in Northern Wales. The couple was sitting alone together and were outraged, when presented with a bill at the end of their meal, to find their server had labeled them “lesbians,” reported PinkNews.
Jo quickly took off her tool belt, tucked in her plaid shirt, and complained to management (okay that didn’t happen but it’s nice to believe.)
“Even though it’s true, they were outraged by it. Why on earth would they put on a receipt? I can’t imagine they’d write Jews or Blacks or even Disabled,” a friend of the couple said to Pink News.
“Belinda looked at me and she said, ‘Are you alright?’ I showed her and she was speechless,” James said to Diva Magazine. “We hadn’t done anything overt. We hadn’t been kissing at the bar or holding hands. We could have been friends. We could have been relations.”
“We could have been a whole host of things. So the fact he decided to identify us as lesbians was a bit horrifying,” she continued. “We were shocked at how stupid this man had been. I don’t know what upon earth possessed the staff member a) to write it and b) to hand me the receipt with it on.”
According to the restaurant, the staff member was verbally reprimanded and the ladies were offered complimentary drinks but they claim it’s not enough.
The restaurant clearly had very little experience handling lesbian outrage, the only appropriate retribution is either a gift card to Home Depot or tickets to some unfunny feminist comedienne like Ellen DeGeneres.
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