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Yarrrrrrr! He be a bottomless pit!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by OnTheRiver, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Large Louisiana men claim restaurant banned them because they ate too much from the buffet

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — A 265-pound man says a restaurant overcharged him for his trips to the buffet, then banned him and a relative because of how much they consumed during their visits.
    Ricky Labit, a 6-foot-3 disabled offshore worker, said he had been a regular at the Manchuria Restaurant, eating there as often as three times a week. But on his most recent visit, he said a waitress gave him and his wife’s cousin, Michael Borrelli, a bill for $46.40, roughly double the buffet price for two adults.
    “She says, ‘Y’all fat, and y’all eat too much,”’ Labit said.
    Labit and Borrelli said they felt discriminated against because of their size.
    “I was stunned, that somebody would say something like that. I ain’t that fat, I only weigh 277,” Borrelli said.
    Accountant Thomas Campo, who spoke for the restaurant because the owner’s English is limited, said the men were charged an extra $10 each on Dec. 21 because they made a habit of dining exclusively on the more expensive seafood dishes, including crab legs and frog legs.
    “We have a lot of big people there,” Campo said. “We don’t discriminate.”
    The argument over the bill grew heated, and police were called. The police report states that the disagreement was settled when the restaurant said the bill was a mistake and, to appease Labit, the meal was complimentary.
    Labit said he insisted on paying but was told not to come back. He complained that when seafood on the buffet line runs out, the restaurant only grudgingly cooks more. Campo said the proprietress tries to reduce waste of quality food.


    Not since the Sea Captain through Homer Simpson out of the Frying Dutchman's all-you-can-eat night has something like this happened.

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  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    You go now!


  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    First thing I thought of, Steak. :)
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    6-3, 265, to me, is more big than fat.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Depends which side of the frogs legs you are sitting on, I guess.
  6. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    I give him enough MSG to kill an elephant, he keep going.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That was a funny bit. Thanks, Steak.
  8. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    My favorite part of that episode, which was written by Conan, btw:

    Lionel Hutz: Now, Mrs. Simpson, tell the court in your own words what happened after you and your husband were ejected out of the restaurant.

    Marge: Well, we pretty much went straight home.

    Lionel Hutz: Mrs. Simpson, remember that you are under oath.

    Marge: We drove around until three in the morning looking for another open all-you-can-eat seafood restaurant.

    Lionel Hutz: And when you couldn't find one?

    Marge: [crying] We... went... fishing.

    Lionel Hutz: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, do these sound like the actions of a man whose had ALL he could eat?

    [the jury is made up of fat, obese people]

    Jury: No, no.

    Jury Man: No, that could've been me.
  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    For some reason, this line made me literally laugh out loud. Probably because I can actually picture a Louisiana waitress saying something like that, accent and all.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    My guess is that the woman that said that was actually Chinese, and said it in broken English. That's probably why she was so blunt; she didn't know enough of the language to be subtle/polite.
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member


    Fat people have feelings, too.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Hey, fatty! I've got a movie for ya, "A Fridge Too Far!"
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