i totally agree. working in customer service, i can confirm: if you advertise something, you better fuckin honor it.
― Surmounter, Friday, 1 August 2008 15:00 (thirteen years ago) link
You obviously were not drunk enough to be paying your tab! You are not supposed to be able to notice such trivial things as a 25% price increase.
In a similar vein.....
A nice little bar I used to frequent in Arkansas had great pizza, great beer prices, and slightly high but within reason mixed drink/ shots prices.
I always sat in the same general area and was serviced by the same waitress for several years.
Then came the time I went there and the usual waitress was out sick.....
Suddenly the price of EVERYTHING dropped....
The 1.75 beer was 1.25
The 3.25 shots were 2.50
The 8.75 pizza was 6.75
Of course I was upset..... especially considering that I am a fairly generous tipper on top of the bitch inflating the prices!
When she returned to work I ordered a beer, a shot and a pizza.
When she came to collect "HER" 13.75 (plus tip) I dropped 10.51 on the table and said here's the 10.50 for the drinks and food.... the extra penny is for you and that's all your ever getting again.
As I slowly left, I wandered past each of "her" tables and informed the patrons that EVERYTHING is cheaper if you sit OVER THERE------> instead of over here.
She was furious and ranting at me to get out!
The bartender/mgr/bouncer came out to see what the commotion was all about and was ready to crack my skull with his club until he realized what I was telling him..... his waitress was ripping off customers by setting higher prices to line HER pocket, not his.
She got bitchslapped and fired on the spot.
I got an apology as well as quite a few free drinks and pizzas after that.
I miss that pizza now that I no longer live in Arkansas.
― Ðµdë §téè£, Friday, 1 August 2008 16:26 (thirteen years ago) link
― Michael White, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 15:54 (thirteen years ago) link
Wow, that is an awesome story. I feel slightly less hungover now. Oh, wait, no. But still... Very good.
― Andi Mags, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 17:31 (thirteen years ago) link
Wow, what a bitch! That's incredibly ballsy.
― Finefinemusic, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 17:36 (thirteen years ago) link
wow is all i can muster up in response to that story.
― Surmounter, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 17:39 (thirteen years ago) link
"bitchslapped"? poor show
ans to thread question is clearly advertised price must be honoured, anything else means the communists have won and will be overcharging for frankly astonishingly bad booze
― Matt, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 19:17 (thirteen years ago) link
She was a server, she provided food/drink service, and it happened in the past.... serviced. Had provided OTHER services then maybe the inflated prices would have been deemed acceptable.
It WAS in Arkansas.... you know that the whole "REDNECK" thing actually is based on reality, right? Besides, I think they had a history...Brother/sister...husband/wife....both.... not saying it was proper, just stating what occured.
― Ðµdë §téè£, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 12:49 (thirteen years ago) link
Shouldn't it be 'servicised' then?
― Michael White, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 18:46 (thirteen years ago) link
I hadn't considered going back to the Polynesian version of the Latin root before conjugation.....
I rekkon I see your point and stand corrected.
Well, how about I list to one side while wobbling corrected?
― Ðµdë §téè£, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 23:12 (thirteen years ago) link
― Matt, Thursday, 7 August 2008 19:55 (thirteen years ago) link