ok, I love barbeque. I love it. Can never have too much barbeque if it's done right.
I went to Sonny's bbq today during lunch. All was superb except the mild sauce, not my taste preference. The sauce just didn't tickle my taste buds.
What happened after lunch is what pissed me off.
I put 10.00 for a 7.82 meal. I tip good if the service is good.
I walk out, get in my car and the waiter runs out to my car saying I hadn't paid.
I told him I had and that I left a 10.00 bill on the tray with the receipt.
He said I didn't and asked me to come back inside.
I did. I showed him where I put the money and the tray was empty.
I argued the point that I had paid. The manager disputed it.
I said I'm not going to put any more money down. I said that either the waiter wasn't honest which I believe him to be honest or one of the scum sucking patrons that sat in the next booth took the money.
I said this loud enough for those aholes to hear me and none of them spoke up. I used that as evidence that one of them had taken it plus they were laughing.
I told the manager to call the cops as the 10 dollar bill had a specific marking on it.
The police arrive, the management would not allow any of the patrons near the table I sat at leave the restaurant.
Well needless to say, one of those dumbtards fessed up that his friend took the money. The officer did a frisk of the offending dumbtard and guess what - he got arrested for theft.
Now I have a court date in 6 weeks or whatever to be a witness. There's no guarantee that I will still be in this city or will be in another city at a different client.
The restaurant did give me the meal for free. I got my money back. I did give the waiter 3 in a tip.
for it wasn't his fault this happened.
Kudos for the local police to take this seriously, kudos for the restaurant manager for being a standup guy.
Screw you to the shithead who tried to make off with an extra 10 bucks.
Even though I don't like the sauce, I'm returning to that restaurant and using a credit card next time.