A father says he's shocked and furious after his wife was branded a 'weird freak' at a Harrogate cafe.
Steve Dempster says that his wife asked for a smaller version of an omelette on the menu at Weetons cafe in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, for the couple's 11-month-old baby.
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"She ordered a breakfast for herself and a smaller omelette for our 11-month-old, because he's just started eating lots of different things," Mr Dempster, a scientist, wrote on Facebook, in a post that's since been deleted.
"The girl at the till said 'why don't you just order a normal omelette?' and she explained that he wouldn't eat it all so could she just have a smaller portion."
However, Mr Dempster's wife noticed that staff were sniggering at the order, and asked for a copy of the receipt - only to discover that it read: "Small egg and tomato omelette for weird freak".
When she complained, her money was refunded.
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"It's not like she's made some ridiculous demand, not least to say she was really upset and asked them 'did I really deserve this treatment?'" says Mr Dempster.
The cafe manager says she's apologised and will take the matter up with the member of staff concerned - who she says 'acted in an incredibly unprofessional way'.
Many restaurants include special orders or other comments on receipts - and these comments often come back to haunt them.
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Last summer, for instance, a Rhode Island waiter was fired after referring to a customer as 'fatty' on the bill.