Wednesday, June 23, 2010

We Weren't Born Yesterday!



I had lunch with friends of mine at Atlanta Bread the other day. I ordered half a chicken salad sandwich. The employee who took my order asked if I'd like pasta salad or potato salad with my sandwich. I asked her if it came with the sandwich and she said it did. I requested a pasta salad.

If the salad came with the sandwich, why was I charged an extra 69 cents for it? I wasn't in the mood to question my bill at the time, but the principle of the thing bothered me.

In the last couple of years, my husband and I frequently find errors on our bills at restaurants. We never leave our table anymore without going over the charges and if we find a discrepancy we don't pay for anything until we've straightened things out with an employee.

I can't help but wonder if the errors are accidental or if these establishments are attempting to rip us off intentionally.

Whatever the case, they better think twice before they mess with Lon and I again. We certainly weren't born yesterday!!!!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Auntie says HOORAY for you and Lon. I always do my checking after i get home.My biggest Mistake when out with a # of people is paying gratuity and then finding out it is already charged on check.
Not any more I'm looking over check at the time .

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

better watch out for Lon & Shaddy duo! Anyway, good reminder to check, even those marked down items, sometimes would not ring at the cash register as such~

Shaddy said...

AUNTIE BABE: Money is too hard to come by to give it away, that's what we think.

LENORE: You're right there! I always check my receipt at Walgreen's and often have to discuss the charges with the cashier. They probably hate to see me coming!

sarahowens said...

GRRRR!! That place is somethin'. Twice they've "forgotten" to give us our entire order.

Shaddy said...

SARIE: Oh for crying out loud! I had that happen too!

I called ahead for a carry-out order in order to save myself some time. When I arrived, I was told to have a seat until my name was called. I waited for around 15 minutes and finally asked someone what had happened to my order.

Come to find out, it had been sitting on the counter since I walked in the door.

Hello!!

sarahowens said...

Wow! GRRRRRR again!! That's amazing, Shaddy. What the heck is going on over there?? I wish I didn't like some of their food so much. Boycott!

Shaddy said...

SARIE: Could it be that they inhale too many yeast fumes?

I am Alive said...

Glad to see you guys get such bifurcation in bill...
We are not that lucky too :(