More Entitlement

A few nights ago we had a group of 6 people in for a birthday party.  These people come in frequently, they tip for shit, the adult son and daughter-in-law are a couple of smart asses, and they run their server to death.  The last time they were in, the son and daughter-in-law completely stiffed Amanda on a $120 ticket.  Not cool.

So the unmarried son told Jamie, who wasn’t their server, they were celebrating a birthday.  She told him we give a free piece of pie for birthdays.  Then he flagged her down and said they were actually celebrating 3 birthdays.  Dani, who was their server, asked me what she should do because 3 free pieces of pie seemed a little, well, greedy.  I told her I would ask for proof that it really was their birthdays.  She verified it with Chetto and he agreed.

Okay.  I don’t know of any place where you can get a freebie without 1.) proving it is your birthday and 2.) it actually being your birthday, as in ON the day of your visit.  You want a free drink at a bar, you show your ID.  You want a free dessert at a restaurant, you have the decency to ask ON your birthday.

As it turned out, not one of them was celebrating a birthday.  They were having a going away/pre-birthday party for one person and the other two had already celebrated their birthdays. 

WTF?!  What is wrong with people?!  Why do they think someone else is responsible for footing the bill on their good time?

What’s worse is they later called Chetto and told him he was very rude for not providing free food for their celebration.  WOW!  I wish The Manager had taken that call. 

The dad is a minister.  I don’t think God likes cheating scammers.  I think you go to Hell for that sort of stuff.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DarcsFalcon
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 10:19:52

    Wow! That’s just shameful!

    And it’s people like them that give Christ such a bad name. I mean, I guess we all do in a way, but I hate that some people seem to just go out of their way, you know?

    I know what you mean, but they just give themselves a bad name.


  2. whatigotsofar
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 15:24:05

    It is such a shame when holy men (and I’m using that term very loosely, frankly i wouldn’t be surprised if this guy’s ministry is some phoney baloney Church of Maximum Occupency or something even more made up) turn out to be assholes. They make their profession look bad and worse, they make faith as a whole look bad. I should know, I’m Catholic.

    HAHA Church of Maximum Occupancy, that’s a good one.

    I’m Catholic as well and you have to ignore the human errors and keep faith in the message.


  3. Kate
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 18:11:18

    It’s amazing what people will try on. It’s also epecially low to stoop to rip someone off who’s probably worse off than you are. People after freebies don’t seem to understand, or maybe they don’t care, that the business can’t wear the cost (of the freebies) unless they make up for it in increased sales which they’re not going to get giving away three pieces of pie.

    The money needs to be made up in either increased sales or increased prices. In the end, everyone pays for the “free” dessert. Customers also don’t understand it’s not my food to give away. Not that they care.

    We have a local cafe which gives each adult customer one free coffee, but only if you buy a dessert. They do pretty good desserts 🙂

    I’ll bet they could tell you stories of people trying to scam them out of free stuff.

    Be interesting to know what the Dad is a Minister of. I went to high school with a lad whose father was a Presbyterian Minister and that lad was the worse kid in the whole school. The father in that case was a good man though. Probably had wild kids ‘cos he was too lenient.

    He’s a baptist minister. I don’t have a high opinion of our area baptists.


  4. DarcKnyt
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 19:47:33

    Wow. Major assholitude. I like the minister aspect of the story too; seems just typical somehow of most of the ministers I’ve ever met.

    The minister part was just the icing on the cake for me…lousy tippers, smart asses, scamming freebies and oh yeah, I’m a man of God.

    Should’ve asked them, “What would Jesus do?” about the whole thing. ‘Course, based on behavior, they have no idea.

    He would have probably told me all the good things he does and left out Jesus entirely. After all, it was all about him.


  5. Sparty Girl
    Feb 27, 2010 @ 08:32:17

    Unbelievable. I am continually amazed at how many people believe the world owes them a free pass.

    I am dumbfounded by it every day.


  6. Jamie Bowman
    Feb 28, 2010 @ 02:17:16

    oh this was too funny. i love your take on things!

    Your take wasn’t much different. Assholes.


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