Submitted May. 20, 1997
From Hamilton, Ontario
Customers do the strangest things and this is no exception. One afternoon, after delivering a bill to a lady and man, I was called back to the table.
"Excuse me, but we need separate checks."
"Alright sir, but it will take a little while because the manager is out for fifteen minutes and she is the only one who can change it."
"Fifteen minutes!!!!! We don't have time to wait!"
"Sir, if you'll look at your bill, the two of you had exactly the same meal and beverage. So, if you split the bill exactly in half, that will be the figure that each of you owe. And if you need a receipt, I can print out a copy of this bill."
"No, we each need our own bill."
Fifteen or so minutes later, the manager arrives and creates two separate bills out of the old cheque. Watching from my coffee station, I almost gasp in amazement as I watch the man take the lady's bill, place it with his own, and pay for BOTH bills together. And he did not even take them as a receipt.
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