When will people learn to mind their own business?! A waitress has been reprimanded after she swapped a pregnant woman’s cocktail order to a virgin cocktail.
Turning to online forum, Reddit, the waitress asked whether she was an asshole for serving a pregnant woman a non-alcoholic cocktail?
The woman explains she has been waiting tables a group one night when they ordered a round of cocktails.
As she passed the table again she overheard them talking about how one of the women was pregnant.
“About five minutes later, they called me over again and asked for another round,” she continued. “At this point I started getting concerned, but I took the order and cheerfully said I’d be right back. This time, I went to the bartender, and asked him to make one of them a virgin cocktail.”
“Mrs. Pregnant” joined in the nights fun unaware her drinks were non-alcoholic. And even though the bartender had marked the cocktails as ‘virgin’ on the table’s receipt, she didn’t notice at first and they left the restaurant without incident.
“Several minutes later Mrs. Pregnant woman came back and asked what (virgin) on the receipt meant. I fessed up that it meant non-alcoholic,” the post continued.
“She blank stared me for a few seconds and then asked if she had ordered a non-alcoholic cocktail. I said no, but told her that I assumed she wanted one seeing as she was pregnant. It was a lame lie and I’ll admit it, but she looked me in the eye and asked me to return her part of the tip. I did so. Then she talked to my manager.”
The waitress revealed she’s been stood down indefinitely, with everyone at the restaurant believing she did the wrong thing.
“I stood my ground and told her that I’m not going to be responsible for FAS [Fetal Alcohol Syndrome]. She told me that she was taking me off the calendar until she decided what to do with me,” she added.
“When I talked to my mother and father about it tonight, they told me that they understood my position. The entire staff at the restaurant is against me and I think that I’m going to call in and tell my manager that I quit, but I still feel in the right here.
“I would like some perspective on this,” she concluded the post.
Her post sparked a huge debate with thousands of people commenting in less than 24 hours.
“Unless you saw the woman pee on a pregnancy test, you had no way of knowing for sure that she was pregnant. She could have been talking about someone else,” one person wrote.
“I’ve spent most of my working years in food service, and half of that time has been in management. If I was your manager, I would’ve fired you on the spot. While I agree that pregnant women shouldn’t be drinking, you NEVER change a customer’s order without their consent,” was another response.
“You don’t get to decide what another person of legal age decides to consume. Mind your own business,” a third commented.
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