A woman having a romantic dinner was shocked to find the waiter had called her a rude name on the receipt.
Victoria Whittle, from Manchester, was eating out with partner Mike Shawcross at The Silverton Hotel in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, when she got the nasty surprise.
But Victoria was appalled to find under the guest name on the receipt, which she posted on Twitter, the waiter had called her and her partner ‘Shaw****rs.’
Victoria Whittle had dinner at the Silverton Hotel in Shrewsbury with her partner Mike Shawcross. She was appalled to find under the guest name on the receipt the waiter had called the couple ‘Shaw****rs’
Victoria posted a picture of the receipt on Twitter with the caption: ‘That awkward moment when the host forgets that what they called your table is printed on the bill. #W****s’
Victoria posted a picture of the receipt on Twitter with the caption: ‘That awkward moment when the host forgets that what they called your table is printed on the bill. #W****s.’
The couple had a two-course slap-up meal at the venue and ordered duck breast and rib-eye steak.
However the couple’s evening was then ruined when they noticed the rude nickname after settling the bill.
Victoria also posted the receipt on Facebook and claimed the hotel had argued it was a ‘spelling mistake.’
She posted: ‘Yes, I misspell Shawcross like this all the time.’
In the comments on Facebook, Paul Rutter jokingly wrote: ‘Well, you will mix wild mushrooms with Peroni.’
The hotel owners posted on Facebook today in which they stated it was a ‘genuine mistake’ which was caused by the name written in the layout plan
Victoria posted the receipt on Twitter which showed the rude nickname – calling the insult ‘awkward’
The hotel later went on to apologise for the mistake on Facebook.
The owner Donna wrote: ‘While it was a genuine mistake on our behalf which was brought to our attention, we did organise a complimentary cocktail for Victoria and offer them a complimentary meal for two.
‘At no stage did we say it was a spelling mistake which has been stated by Victoria and the press.
‘The name was entered onto the system was how it was displayed on the table plan as I read it. We apologised at the time and again in our reply to her posting.
‘We’re confident that customers that know us would recognise that it was a genuine mistake and one that David and I would have never done intentionally.’
The post, which the owner wrote on Facebook today, has been liked nearly 50 times on the hotel’s page.
MailOnline have contacted The Silverton Hotel for comment.
ANOTHER WAITER CAUGHT OUT BY LEAVING RUDE MESSAGE ON A RECEIPT
It’s not the first time a waiter has left an unexpected comment on a receipt.
A Friendly’s restaurant, in the US, did not live up to its name when one of the servers wrote a rude message to a family of guests at the bottom of their bill in 2012.
The Cunningham family suffered through a meal full of shoddy service only be handed one final insult when their bill was handed to them.
Their server actually gave the family their meal for free, but also wrote that the guests were ‘sh** shows’.
According to local station WHDH, the bill was more like the cherry on top of a bad meal, as the Cunninghams were forced to wait for a half hour before any of the staffers even acknowledged their presence.
From there, it only got worse as they finally flagged down a waitress and she took their order.
Before submitting it to the kitchen, however, the woman simply left the restaurant and kept the family guessing about their food.
They were then offered two different orders, neither of which were theirs.
The third time around, the restaurant got their correct order and offered to pay for their mishandled meal, but instead of offering relief, it came with one last laugh.
The Cunninghams said that they were not offended by the gesture, finding it funny instead, and they plan to return to the restaurant.
‘This type of behavior is completely unacceptable. We are investigating this with the restaurant and will take swift action. We hope we get the opportunity to rectify this directly with the guest,’ the company said in a statement.