Two women who were enjoying their first Valentine’s Day as a couple were stunned when a chef told them it was a “waste not to have a man”.
Ellie Parker had taken her girlfriend Lucy out for a romantic meal at the Asahi Japanese Steakhouse in Lafayette, Indiana, when the chef came out to greet the guests.
According to Ellie’s Facebook post, the chef then questioned each woman to see if they were out with their husband or boyfriend.
But when he got to Ellie and Lucy, his attitude changed.
She explained: “We told him we were each other’s Valentines. We were holding hands mind you. Clearly a couple.
“He proceeds to say ‘well it is legal, but it’s such a waste to not have a man’.
Romantic: Ellie and Lucy had gone out for their first Valentine’s Day as a couple (Facebook/Ellie Parker)
“Later he continues to insult our relationship by saying he could come home with us to ‘heat things up’.”
She added: “I cannot believe I paid over $50 to have my relationship insulted and sexualised.”
Offended by the actions of the chef, the couple decided to get their own back when it came to the tip.
Instead of leaving some cash, they wrote on the receipt: “Don’t tell lesbians they need a man on Valentine’s Day.”
A Facebook page for the restaurant appears to have been de-activated since Ellie’s post went viral.
Top pic: Facebook/Ellie Parker