A gay couple says they were shamed for wanting to share an ice cream sundae.
Their server told them two men sharing a dessert would not ‘go with the ambiance of the restaurant.’
Ron Gage and Henry McKinnon had attended their 8:30pm reservation at Prime Rib, Washington D.C, in blazers.
Apparently they had been joking around with their server all evening.
Gage said it had been a nice evening ‘ until dessert.’
‘When it came time for dessert, we asked for one sundae with two spoons,’ said Gage.
‘There’s no way we would condone anything like this.’
Their server ‘said he would bring it in two separate dishes. He said ‘It wouldn’t look right with two gentlemen eating out of the same sundae. It doesn’t go with the ambiance of the restaurant.’ ”
Prime Rib’s general manager, James MacLeod, explained to The Washington Post the company does not ‘condone’ such behaviour from his staff.
‘The waiter in question is Bulgarian, and he does speak four different languages,’ said MacLeod. English is not the waiters first language. ‘I am not sure if he got confused as to what he was saying, or how he was saying it.’
He plans to reach out to Gage and McKinnon.
‘I cannot believe that a waiter would have ever said anything like that,” MacLeod said. “There’s no way we would condone anything remotely like this.’