Woman Finds Rude Label Given To Her By Cashier At Smoothie Shop

A Florida woman went for a smoothie, something she's in the habit of doing. She ordered her favorite, paid for it and got her receipt.

When the employee didn't ask her name as usual, she wondered why. When she looked at the receipt, she found that the cashier improvised.

Cassandra Peoples ordered a Detox Island smoothie from the Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Gainesville, Florida. Peoples says she usually orders the same thing and had to alert the cashier that she was making it wrong.

She didn't think much more of the order until she had her drink in hand and glanced down at her receipt.

She was surprised by what she saw - not that the smoothie was $5.49, but that in the 'name' field the cashier had written 'BLACK CHICK'.

Peoples couldn't believe it. "I've never experienced anything disrespectful like that before," she told WGFL. "I wouldn't want to say it's racist, it's just disrespectful."

Peoples called the franchise headquarters to complain about the rude label. She doesn't understand why the employee didn't just take down her actual name and chose to come up with a label instead.

"Cassandra. My birth name. Not 'a black chick'," she says.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe corporate at first did not respond to the complaint, but later they put out a statement admonishing the employee for the incident.

"This type of conduct clearly does not reflect the values of our brand or our commitment to creating a welcoming environment at each and every location," the statement read. "We have been in contact with the franchisee and understand that he acted quickly by terminating the employee. We apologize to all of our loyal guests and want to make it clear that these actions are not representative of the other hard-working team members at this franchised location or our brand."

They say they're currently working with their lawyers, and that the employee has been fired.

More and more food service employees have been getting fired for the things they have taken the liberty to write on people's receipts. In a Chick-Fil-A store in Irvine, California, a cashier wrote 'Ching' and 'Chong' in the name fields for two Asian customers.

One customer at a New York City restaurant named Galangal found that the server filled in the name 'Pookie Sexbomb'.

Another man named Alex went to pick up his dry cleaning, only to discover that the staff member who served him had entered his name as 'A--hole Alex'.

In another incident, a Landmark Steakhouse landed themselves in a federal lawsuit after one of their employees took it upon themselves to key in an African-American businessman's name as 'Mc Stinkyn--ger'.

To make matters worse, the man's credit card receipts from other trips there listed him as 'McNigSh-t' and 'McCottonwood'.

A Sonic employee from Texas was recently fired for dividing up customers under two labels: 'Mexican' and 'N--ga'.

Cashiers continuously play this dangerous game, but considering they're giving the customer printed evidence, it's almost certain that the stunt will come back to bite them. It’s easier to just get a name, and vent at home on a private Facebook page.

Source: Daily Mail
Photos: WGFL, Thomson200/Wikimedia, OC Weekly

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