HuffPost- A man in Rhode Island has a big beef with a local restaurant that called him “fatty” on the receipt.
“I was signing my slip,” Dillon Arnold told WJAR TV. “I didn’t really pay attention to it yet, and then I just happened to read it and I saw it in the corner and I was like, ‘Wow,’ and my heart just dropped.”
On the receipt where Arnold’s name should be was this word: “Fatty.”
Restaurant owner Antonio Ambrosio told WPRI-TV that he requires servers to put the customer’s name on the check. “[Writing the name] personalizes their visit. And yesterday an employee wrote the word ‘fatty’ on their check,” Ambrosio said.
Ambrosio is very familiar with the employee who handled the order: It’s his 18-year-old son, T.J.
Arnold posted a photo of the offensive receipt to Facebook where it quickly went viral.
Ambrosia fired his son and said the teen is also forbidden to eat at the restaurant.
We're in the circle of trust here, right? You guys aren't to run around telling everyone I'm a bad person as soon as I say what I am about to say? We don't need to shake on it first? Okay, ready...this kid does not look like a 'Dillon'. In fact - as wrong as it is to shame someone for their weight - T.J. Ambrosio, in retrospect, did a far better job naming this kid than his parents did. I know 'Fatty' isn't a particularly common first name, but if it were then this kid's round ass face would be right next to it in the baby books. If you gave Mr. and Mrs. Arnold another chance to name their kid after seeing how he turned out their only two options would be 'Fatty' or 'Billy Bob' (RIP).
Full disclosure, I have gotten annoyed when I have called to order takeout from a loud restaurant or been introduced to someone at a crowded bar and they've misheard my name as 'Robin', but that's because I look nothing like a 'Robin'. This kid exemplifies a 'Fatty'. I just don't think he's allowed to be genuinely surprised when he gets mistaken for one from time to time when he let himself balloon up to the point in which his face resembles the man in the moon. Let's just be honest with ourselves here. This guy looks like we should be sticking a finger in each of his eyeballs, a thumb in his mouth, and rolling his head down a slick wooden lane towards a triangle of pins. Of course this reciept snafu was an obviously attempt by the owner's son to be insulting, but I'll be damned if I am not going to acknowledge that it was a dead-on-balls-accurate one.