Waffle House sticker shock

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2014/01/16 08:40:36 (permalink)

Waffle House sticker shock

How many people would it ordinarily take to run up a Waffle House bill this large?
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    eruby
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 09:45:36 (permalink)
    Scattered, smothered, covered, capped, gouged. " />
     
    Really should have been taken care of on the spot.
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 10:16:27 (permalink)
    Kind of hard to believe that the guy did not look at the bill before he paid it. I have been over (and under) charged at so many places that I examine it thoroughly before they get my card - and after.
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 10:31:01 (permalink)
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    Scattered, smothered, covered, capped, gouged. " />

    Really should have been taken care of on the spot.
    I'd like to say that it should've never even reached him, but how often do the servers actually look at the credit card slip before handing it over to the customer?
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 10:33:12 (permalink)
    I can only hope he was tipping in cash, or he would've seen it before he signed it. But yeah...who signs a credit card receipt without looking at it? Ever?
     
    Even though he was an idiot, however, the manager on-site should have reversed the charges right then and there. I mean, I don't know how much you have to buy at Waffle House to spend $1600, but I'm sure it was obvious it was a mistake. Especially since one of the other wait staff already knew the buttons were sticking.
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 11:58:51 (permalink)
    We managed to run-up a $50+ tab (including tip) last summer at a Waffle House...but that was for three hungry folks... Here is my share of that meal.
     
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 12:22:37 (permalink)
    mayor al

    We managed to run-up a $50+ tab (including tip) last summer at a Waffle House...but that was for three hungry folks... Here is my share of that meal.
     

    Al, what is all that on the plate?

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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 12:29:38 (permalink)
    hash browns
    pork chops
    eggs
    raisin toast
    waffle
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 13:07:42 (permalink)
    That's MH's usual bill every morning at the Waffle House! 
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 16:54:10 (permalink)
    The Mayor ordered the meat lovers pork chops and eggs. The regular order is two chops. But Mr. Mayor, I get my hash browns scattered light.
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 17:05:39 (permalink)
    They gave me 'three pork chops'... saying they were small so the added one (  I had not requested it), I remembered that at tip-time !
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 17:22:38 (permalink)
    mayor al

    They gave me 'three pork chops'... saying they were small so the added one (  I had not requested it), I remembered that at tip-time !

    Oh, that's neat. See, that's the sort of thing that happens at a Waffle House.
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 19:03:30 (permalink)
    These days, how many of us actually count the coins in our change or examine receipts?  The lesson here is that we really should.
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 19:27:49 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim

    These days, how many of us actually count the coins in our change or examine receipts?  The lesson here is that we really should.

    I go exactly two places where I don't examine my receipts. Both of them are places where the person ringing me up is a good friend, but even with them I at least glance at the total to make sure it looks about right. Everywhere else, I look at the amount before handing over my card, and also before signing the slip. I would say I stop and do some quick math about 25% of the time before signing the slip because something looks off. Most of the time it isn't, but I have occasionally caught mistakes.
     
    I'm still baffled as to how this guy signed for $1600 instead of $16.00 without noticing.
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 19:46:03 (permalink)
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    That's MH's usual bill every morning at the Waffle House! 

     
    That's the first thing that came to my mind. 
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/16 21:55:29 (permalink)
    felix4067

    These days, how many of us actually count the coins in our change or examine receipts?  The lesson here is that we really should.

    I'm still baffled as to how this guy signed for $1600 instead of $16.00 without noticing.

    Do remember that they run the charge for the amount before tip first. It was already sent to the bank before he even signed it. When they batch total it at the end of the day, that is when the tips are put through. Of course, you're right about why he signed it, but he still would have had the charge less tip on it for three days. It is a good point, however----why the heck did they not resolve it at the restaurant? 
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/17 00:33:39 (permalink)
    He needs to get a membership in the WAFFLE HOUSE REGULARS CLUB!
     
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/17 08:57:33 (permalink)
    "He needs to get a membership in the WAFFLE HOUSE REGULARS CLUB! "
     
    If there is one thing one can say about WAFFLE HOUSE, "It will make you Regular" !!!
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/17 09:13:52 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim

    These days, how many of us actually count the coins in our change or examine receipts?  The lesson here is that we really should.

    This isn't really about Waffle House, but I went into a men's clothing retailer over the holidays and bought a new sweater. I paid for the sweater in cash - let's say that the amount was $33.72 (I don't recall, but this is close enough). I handed the guy two $20 bills and he gave me six dollars in change and said "thank you" and handed me my purchase. I told him that he didn't give me the correct change. He says "Oh, you want the coins? Most people don't care." I politely told him that I didn't really care about the 28 cents, either, but that it wasn't his decision to make to assume that it could be kept. He digs back in the register, pulls out a quarter and looks up and tells me that he doesn't have any pennies. I, again, politely asked why they would charge an amount for something for which they could not provide reasonable change.
     
    As similar situation occurred at a newly opened restaurant that was more focused on style than substance. I paid my bill with cash and the server took over ten minutes to bring me change, apologized and said that "no one around here pays with cash...I had to find some to make change."
     
    She did not give me the correct change, either, which absolutely affected her tip.
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/17 10:04:16 (permalink)
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    MetroplexJim

    These days, how many of us actually count the coins in our change or examine receipts?  The lesson here is that we really should.

    This isn't really about Waffle House, but I went into a men's clothing retailer over the holidays and bought a new sweater. I paid for the sweater in cash - let's say that the amount was $33.72 (I don't recall, but this is close enough). I handed the guy two $20 bills and he gave me six dollars in change and said "thank you" and handed me my purchase. I told him that he didn't give me the correct change. He says "Oh, you want the coins? Most people don't care." I politely told him that I didn't really care about the 28 cents, either, but that it wasn't his decision to make to assume that it could be kept. He digs back in the register, pulls out a quarter and looks up and tells me that he doesn't have any pennies. I, again, politely asked why they would charge an amount for something for which they could not provide reasonable change.

    As similar situation occurred at a newly opened restaurant that was more focused on style than substance. I paid my bill with cash and the server took over ten minutes to bring me change, apologized and said that "no one around here pays with cash...I had to find some to make change."

    She did not give me the correct change, either, which absolutely affected her tip.

     
    Cash?  I can't believe you let all those air miles get away!
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    Re:Waffle House sticker shock 2014/01/17 10:10:27 (permalink)
    Yeah. I do give up some airline miles in favor of peace of mind. I have moved a lot of transactions to cash that I had previously used the card. I am not a tin foil hat wearing paranoia guy, but the Target data breach was not an isolated event. The technology used in credit/debit cards is not the best and these kinds of things will continue to happen until better security measures are taken. Until that time, cash is king.
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