A Tuesday evening dinner between a group of friends at a Bonefish Grill in an affluent neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina took an ugly turn when an elderly woman started to argue with them and ultimately ended up calling one of the women "stupid n***er" before walking out.

Chanda Stewart and Lakesha Shaw were enjoying a night out with another friend when the woman pictured above called them rude and accused them of being too loud - an allegation that Stewart and Shaw are quick to refute.

"We’ve had people come to our table and say, 'Hey, you girls look like you’re having fun. We want to join you,' but never to come to my table and tell me I’m rude," Shaw explained in an interview with WRAL News.

Stewart recorded the incident on her phone, which can be seen below:

The woman, who has since been identified as Nancy Goodman, a possibly-retired administrative clerk for the North Carolina General Assembly, can be seen telling Stewart and Shaw that they are rude. She then gives the standard statement of every white person claiming to not be racist - namely, that she's "got real good friends who are black," despite the fact that Stewart and Shaw never mentioned anything about color or race. 

When Shaw eventually replies that her money is "just as green as yours," Goodman asks "Why are you so stupid n*****?" before storming out of the restaurant. 

When local news station WRAL caught up with Goodman after the incident had already blown up, she made attempts to explain her behavior away by blaming her "anxiety." She was vehemently unapologetic for her use of the racial slur, and in fact even doubled down on it by saying, "I’m not going to say I’m sorry to them because they kept pushing at it. I would say it again to them. They are the rudest individuals I have ever seen."

Vide of Nancy's cringeworthy interview with WRAL can be seen below:

The story has started trending on Twitter, and people had quite a lot to say about it:

Several users also called for her termination from the NC General Assembly, although it's unclear at this time if she's actually even a current employee or if she retired prior to this incident:

And of course, there were plenty of jokes as well: 

Chanda Stewart, one of the women involved in the incident, also shared this gem on her Facebook page