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'Hearty Eaters' Say Buffet Banned Them

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A 6-foot-3, 265-pound man says a restaurant overcharged him for his trips to the buffet line, then banned him and a relative because they're hearty eaters. A spokesman for the restaurant denies the claim.
Ricky Labit, a disabled offshore worker, said he had been a regular for eight months at the Manchuria Restaurant in Houma, eating there as often as three times a week.

On his most recent visit, he said, a waitress gave him and his wife's cousin, 44-year-old Michael Borrelli, a bill for $46.40, roughly double the buffet price for two adults.

"She says, 'Y'all fat, and y'all eat too much,'" Labit said.

Labit and Borrelli said they felt discriminated against because of their size. "I was stunned, that somebody would say something like that. I ain't that fat, I only weigh 277," Borrelli said, adding that a waitress told him he looked like he a had a "baby in the belly."

Houma accountant Thomas Campo said the men were charged an extra $10 each on Dec. 21 because they made a habit of dining exclusively on the more expensive seafood dishes, including crab legs and frog legs.

"We have a lot of big people there," said Campo, who spoke for owner Li Shang, whose English is limited. "We don't discriminate."

Labit denied ever being told he would be asked to pay more than the standard adult price.

The argument grew heated, and police were called.

The police report states, "The incident was settled when the management advised that the bill was a mistake and, to appease Ricky, the meal was complimentary."

Labit said he insisted on paying but was told not to come back. He complained that when seafood on the buffet line runs out, the restaurant only grudgingly cooks more.

Campo said the proprietress tries to reduce waste of quality food, he said.

"Food is for eating, not toys for your child," reads a sign posted on a wall in typewritten text. A handwritten addition reads "Or 20% added."

'Hearty Eaters' Say Buffet Banned Them
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Then on the other side of the buffet..........

Companies Rewarding Workers' Healthy Habits

Workers Get Cash For Eating Better, Having Kids Eat Healthy

NEW YORK (CBS) ― How's this for incentive to stick to your new year's resolutions: cold hard cash. Many companies are offering a little extra in your paycheck to help you shed the pounds.

Not only does Stefanie Chiras' company pay her to develop computer memory sub-systems, but a little extra to eat right.

"Having work sponsor it makes you kind of feel like someone is buying into It," said Chiras. "And then certainly the cash at the end of the day is an incentive."

Chiras works for IBM. She gets an additional $150 in her paycheck for tracking her eating habits online and losing weight.

"When I reach for that next unhealthy thing, I think, oh, but I have to log it in to the tool."

IBM launched its voluntary wellness incentive program four years ago – handing each employee up to $300 a year for completing healthy eating, exercise and preventative care programs.

Health care bills for corporate America are skyrocketing. Each year, IBM spends about $2 billion globally, and obese workers are driving up the cost.

Researchers say offering cash incentives to employees is actually a low-cost way to motivate them to cut out the fat and get on the treadmill.

Eric Finkelstein, author 'The Fattening of America', said, "It is essentially costless for the firm. If nobody loses any weight then they don't spend any money."

So many IBM employees have lost weight, stopped smoking or otherwise improved their health that the company has paid out $130 million, but it's saving about three times as much.

This year, IBM also plans to give workers money if their children develop healthier eating habits.

Dr. Paul Grundy, director of Strategic Initiatives at IBM, told CBS: "Frankly speaking, we don't know why everybody wouldn't do this because it really does make a great deal of sense."

Chiras credits the company policy with getting her back into shape after having a baby a year and a half ago. She says she'll spend some of her extra cash to take her daughter on her first trip to the zoo.

As part of it's wellness program, most IBM medical options cover routine preventive services at 100 percent if it's done "in-network."

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We should have a thread on how many times we poop during the day. If you want an indicator for overeating, this is one of the best.
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^^^^^Only if pics are mandantory.......
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You want to see my version of one man and a cup?
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For Christ sake man, do you have no shame?


I do not want to see poo! I want to see titties.
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I got those too...

in my hands
I got the whole world in my hands
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^^^^Well, you are no longer a professor but an artist..........
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"She says, 'Y'all fat, and y'all eat too much,'" Labit said.
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