Going against what most people think of as one of the most accepting (and gay) cities in the world, a waiter in Washington D.C. told a gay couple that they shouldn’t share a dessert. According to the couple, the waiter allegedly told them that splitting an ice cream sundae didn’t “look right.”
The situation unfolded at Prime Rib on Thursday evening when Ron Gage and his partner Henry McKinnon went out for a nice meal together. “When it came time for dessert, we asked for one sundae with two spoons,” Gage told the Washington Post.
The waiter “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,” he added.
Left aghast, the couple left the restaurant feeling embarrassed and shamed.
“I’m kind of embarrassed to say we didn’t say anything,” McKinnon, 58, told the Post. “It just took us back to such a shameful place, in a way.”
The waiter has already been fired.
“I do apologize. This restaurant in no way would have condoned any kind of action like that,” the manager said.