The Extra Cent Isn’t Worth It

, , , | Right | July 20, 2020

I am a waiter at a South Indian restaurant. Our prices are whole numbers; instead of $11.99 an item would be $12.

Customer: “I’ll have the number twelve.”

Me: “We don’t number our items here, ma’am.”

Customer: “Don’t lie to me! What are all these numbers, then?”

Me: “Those are the prices.”

Customer: “No, they aren’t!”

Customer’s Child: “Mom, they have four twelves in a row, and all the numbers have a dollar sign thingy in front of them.”

Customer: “Okay, fine. I’ll have this. I’m not sure I can read this name; it’s too hard to pronounce! All your Indian word nonsense are hard to pronounce.”

Customer’s Child: “Mom! It says ‘non-vegetarian platter’!”

The woman got up, gathered the kid, and left the restaurant without another word.

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