Count your change

This holiday season, when you eat out, remember to count your change. We had Christmas dinner in a restaurant we liked, where we would usually eat whenever we’re feeling festive and didn’t want to experiment.
The restaurant was full, but the waiters were solicitous and extra-nice, and gave us a nice table. My mother picked up the tab, and when the change came, she counted it. (I don’t always count the change). It turned out it was P98 short. I couldn’t believe it. The change was in a variety of bills (a hundred, two fifties, four twenties). But this is the sort of restaurant where the orders are computerized — you know, where they punch in what you ordered, etc. The bill was given us in minutes, while the change took a loooong time. Anyway, they apologized when we pointed out the mistake, and added the missing amount. I’d like to think it was all a mistake, so I’m not mentioning their name. But when you eat out, remember to count your change.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: