he Prime Rib in Washington, D.C. is supposedly ranked as one of the top five most romantic restaurants in America.
But it wasn't so romantic for one couple when they tried to order dessert.
The waiter serving them refused to give them one ice cream sundae with two spoons, and the reason why will infuriate you beyond belief.
Ron Gage and his partner Henry McKinnon went out for a nice dinner at The Prime Rib.
This is a reservation-and-blazer-required kind of place. The couple made a reservation for 8:30 on the night of Thursday, August 17 at the upscale joint, The Washington Post reported.
They were having a wonderful evening.
But then it all went downhill when they tried to order dessert.
Dessert is supposed to be the best part of a meal, but oh boy did the waiter ruin it.
"When it came time for dessert, we asked for one sundae with two spoons," Gage told The Washington Post.
But the server refused.
Instead, he “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.”
This bears repeating.
The waiter refused to let a gay couple share dessert because it didn’t “go with the ambiance of the restaurant.”
The waiter's response is beyond appalling.
And understandably, Gage and McKinnon didn’t know how to react. “We were speechless, we nodded,” Gage told The Washington Post. “We weren’t expecting it.”
The couple tipped the waiter 15 percent instead of their usual 20 (which is still incredibly generous considering the circumstances) and left the restaurant.
A day later, still upset about the encounter, they posted about it on Facebook and Yelp.