Sunday, February 28, 2010
A same-sex cat couple in Mukilteo are up in arms over a restaurant’s decision to deny them a family discount after ordering and eating sixteen Canadian bacon and pepperoni pizzas.
The cats stated they believe the restaurant would not honor the “family night two-for-one” coupons because they are a “gay couple” and were discriminated against.
Gabe and his partner Bradley, both 10-year-old Domestic Short Hairs both live in Mukilteo. Gabe, who favors high heels and pink colored drinks, is a professional ballroom dancer. Bradley is an occupational therapist at Harborview Hospital in Seattle.
The couple were fans of this Pizza Hut restaurant, particularly favoring the “Hawaiian” pizza
The two met on a gay singles cruise some years ago and have both said it was love at first sight. They have been together ever since.
The couple is also raising Bradley’s 4-year-old son, Bimbo, a kitten from a previous relationship.
The manager of the Pizza Hut, a 3-year-old Chihuahua named Mango, said he did not give them the discount “not because they were gay, but because they were hillbillies.” He further stated that he did not like hillbillies “…at all.”
Notoriously cheap and scary, hillbillies “usually leave bad tips and smell like Velveeta cheese” said Pizza Hut worker Mango
"We are not technically married, no. But we are a family," Gabe said. "We are customers and should be able to use family coupons as well as anyone else."
Without the family discount, the couple had to pay an extra $84.00 and were forced to leave a much larger tip.
“We should have only been charged for eight pizzas, not sixteen,” said Bradley. “The bill came and the coupon was not reflected in the total.”
Mango said he feared the poor tip the hillbillies would leave him if the bill was less
Bradley said had they known their coupon would be rejected, they would have ordered only six or seven pizzas, not sixteen, and possibly ordered fewer toppings as well.
When asked for an interview by the Gazette, Pizza Hut would not comment and directed us to contact Pizza Hut’s corporate offices.
Mango later apologized and said his fear of hillbillies stemmed from a childhood event in which a group of hillbillies tied him up and threw him into an alligator pond, leaving him for dead.
Copyright Sharyn Thoma
Mango Photo: Thanks to Jackie
Posted by The Kitty City Gazette at 5:44 PM