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How do you handle it when the waitress adds a wrong charge to your bill?

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How do you handle it when the waitress adds a wrong charge to your bill?

john333 | Jun 20, 2010 05:43 AM

Last week I ordered an entree that came with soup on the side...when the bill came, there was a charge of $2.99 for the soup. I knew that was wrong because I had eaten that item before and I re-checked the menu to verify that the soup is included. When the waitress came by I asked "Isn't the soup included in the price of the sandwich?". She immediately apologized and went back and re-did the bill. My final bill after removing the erroneous charge was $11-something and I left $15.00.

Now of course I feel kind of guilty about it, like it was only $2.99 and maybe she was really humiliated.

But my inner I-hate-being-screwed made it impossible for me not to say something.

I was right, right? Or maybe not?

[I was just thinking, maybe this is called a "reverse-comp" LOL].

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