A father in in England is speaking out after being labelled a "beggar" by a local pub.
David Scott, 27, was at the Rufford pub for lunch with his family. He asked the waiter if he could get a bowl of mashed potatoes and gravy for his baby daughter. Sounds like a reasonable request, no?
The problem was that David asked for the food...for FREE.
"After I ordered my meals I said is there any chance I could have a bowl with a bit of mashed potato for my little girl," said Scott. "He said: 'No. If you want that you can pay for it'. His attitude was just lousy, I'm not going to be spoken to like that. When I asked I just got a straight no, then no you'll have to pay. I was a bit thrown by that after just asking for a bit of mash and gravy. It hasn't cost when I've asked before."
David Scott went home that night and posted about his ordeal on Facebook.
"Great customer service at the Rufford pub. All I wanted was a bowl of mash and gravy for my one year old girl."
This was the pub's response:
David said he was absolutely shocked with the pub's response.
"I'm fine with paying £1 – but I've been into the Rufford so many times and not once have they asked me to pay for it. A few months ago my mum spent £300 to £400 there for my dad's 70th birthday, and this is the way we get treated. I find it ironic that the pub is holding a charity evening, but they'll say then turnaround and say something like 'we're not Mansfield Foodbank'."
The pub has since released a statement, saying the person who replied to David was not the manager. They have offered their apology to David Scott as well as vouchers for compensation.
But the real question is, who was in the wrong here? The man who asked for free food, or the employee who called him a beggar? Let us know what you think!