It’s an art that doesn’t pay that much hence the artists are often not of Rembrandt calibre.
This past Friday, I thought hmmm, let’s stop into xyz hotel and get a glass of wine and maybe dinner after work. Great, the lounge menu at reception mentioned a special on the house red at $5.50 and I thought….that would work. We’ll stop in and see what’s also on the menu.
There’s like three parties in the whole place of which I am one. Couple of gents sit down at the next table over and one seems to have a cold. I’m none too impressed having just got over one.
Linguini was average at best. Guy next table over isn’t exactly protecting others from his germs. I figure – okay I’m outta here. One server has three whole tables to work but I find myself standing for an inordinate amount of time at the till waiting for him to show up. I figure okay…..he has other tasks on a slow Friday night. Upon tracking him down out in the restaurant area he comes over and rings up the bill. He tells me the tab and I ask, “are you sure that’s correct.” He says yes. $9 for the wine and $16 for the linguini. Oh. So you are certain you are correct. He says yes again. I say – hmm. I thought I read $5.50 for the wine on the advertisement at the entrance. Then he walks over to check it and comes back and exclaims, “oh you are right – I never work Friday nights”. I can’t even describe the tone in his voice the first time he exclaimed he was right.
I know…you can’t count how many times this has happened to you.