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Pregzilla ... Could there be an innocent explanation or is it an insult ?

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Notwavingimdrowning Wed 17-Aug-16 20:40:20

My daughter is on holiday in a well known, popular uk destination at the moment. She is very pregnant, 34 weeks and is absolutely huge. She has just rang me in tears, as they have been out for a lovely meal and after they had left the restaurant she looked at the bill to find the word pregzilla printed on the bill. She said that she had only spoken to the waitress to order and then to ask for a glass of water. Could there be an innocent explanation for this being on the bill or is it an insult ?

PerspicaciaTick Wed 17-Aug-16 20:48:49

There's no innocent explanation. "Pregnant" would have sufficed if they needed to let the kitchen know your DD is pregnant and may need extra care to ensure everything is well cooked - and it is one letter short than "Pregzilla".

Chippednailvarnishing Wed 17-Aug-16 20:50:47

The Daily Mail would love this, as long as she can do the sad face!

I'd tweet them if I were her, it's just unnecessary.

Notwavingimdrowning Wed 17-Aug-16 20:52:59

Chipped ...she's mortified enough without an appearance in the daily mail !

fastdaytears Wed 17-Aug-16 20:53:03

No way! That's awful! Was it a big company with a head office she could contact.

Missing the S&B connection though. What was she wearing?

fastdaytears Wed 17-Aug-16 20:53:32

Chipped ...she's mortified enough without an appearance in the daily mail !

She has nothing at all to be mortified about!

expatinscotland Wed 17-Aug-16 20:56:15

Did she behave like a pregzilla?

RebelRogue Wed 17-Aug-16 20:59:32

Tbh it's really daft and rude to do this to a paying customer. However pregzilla refers to attitude not size. It would help to know your daughter's attitude and behaviour,but irrelevant of that,the waitress's behaviour was still not on.

botemp Wed 17-Aug-16 21:00:11

First of all some flowers for your daughter and some wine for you.

An explanation, not quite innocent but an explanation nonetheless, is that in restaurants with a lot of staff turnover, or in this case more likely temporary summer staff, will use distinctive descriptors of patrons in their ticketing system, eg. redhead glasses, rather than table numbers as it's easier to work in staff that way and everyone knows where an order is supposed to go visually rather than remembering all the table numbers and their order. Unfortunately this can turn a little unkind, especially if there's a lot of unsupervised young staff. The descriptor is usually removed when printing the bill, I guess this didn't happen with your daughter.

An Asian woman successfully sued some large American franchise not too long ago when she was termed 'Lady Chink Eyes' and the worst of it was the staff just didn't understand how insensitive that was. If she still has a copy I doubt she'd feel up to it but someone really should put in a complaint with management to set this right if only to prevent it from happening again and ruining someone else's night.

Notwavingimdrowning Wed 17-Aug-16 21:02:41

Expat she didn't speak to anyone other than to order her meal and ask for a glass of water ! She isn't demanding and not fussy at all ! Sorry fastdays I don't know what you mean ? I also don't know what she's wearing.

Notwavingimdrowning Wed 17-Aug-16 21:07:38

Botemp she does have the bill and I will encourage her to make a complaint. She really just wants to leave it but it has spoiled a really pleasant evening. I mentioned her size only because, like I stated previously she said that she hadn't spoken to anyone other than to order and ask for a glass of water so hadn't behaved in a demanding pregzilla kind of way !

FellOutOfBed2wice Wed 17-Aug-16 21:13:30

My best guess here is poorly thought out joke gone wrong. As a student I used to work for a well known chain of pizza people. When people came in store to order we would put the order on the computer with a description of the person who had ordered in "comments". That would come up on screen for the next person who dealt with them when they paid, but the customer never saw it. It was never brutal like "Big Fat Man with Hoodie" or "Freak Woman Who Always Orders Texas BBQ without BBQ sauce" but they were close to the bone... "Mr. Meldrew" for a miserable pensioner or "Goth Teen". Anyway it was an immature source of LOLs for us minimum wage slaves.

Anyway, there was a software change one week and suddenly these descriptions started to be printed on receipts. Which caused some complaints. And we generally got into trouble. So that would be my guess- that their comment was meant for staffs eyes only and the waiting staff have basically dropped a bollock on this one. Doesn't make it any better but I'm sure it wasn't done to be intentionally unpleasant.

I would tweet the company at the very least but consider a complaint. It's not on.

fastdaytears Wed 17-Aug-16 21:16:44

Sorry fastdays I don't know what you mean ? I also don't know what she's wearing.

The topic you posted in is Style & Beauty so I was hoping for an outfit dilemma, not a sad story about a pregnant lady getting upset on holiday.

fastdaytears Wed 17-Aug-16 21:17:50

I would tweet the company at the very least but consider a complaint. It's not on

Yes definitely tweet them at the least

Notwavingimdrowning Wed 17-Aug-16 21:23:04

Fastdays I have no clue how that happened ... Sorry !

fastdaytears Wed 17-Aug-16 21:24:16

Lol you're ok. I shouldn't even be posting in S&B wearing old joggers and looking like death!

Your daughter should definitely make a fuss

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