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2013-05-17 01:10:20 PM  
Better yet "I get a ton of free press and good costumer relations by only paying $40"  Decent story, just why did they have to run to the newspapers?
 
2013-05-17 01:21:49 PM  

TNel: Better yet "I get a ton of free press and good costumer relations by only paying $40"  Decent story, just why did they have to run to the newspapers?


I feel that, because of all the stupid and depressing stories that keep going around (Boston, Texas, Mother's Day, IRS, Benghazi, etc.), the public needs to hear some sappy stories.
 
2013-05-17 01:23:18 PM  
Foreign deadbeat.


/ha, what an awesome guy
 
2013-05-17 01:25:36 PM  

efgeise: TNel: Better yet "I get a ton of free press and good costumer relations by only paying $40"  Decent story, just why did they have to run to the newspapers?

I feel that, because of all the stupid and depressing stories that keep going around (Boston, Texas, Mother's Day, IRS, Benghazi, etc.), the public needs to hear some sappy stories.


I would rather read a story about this than a panda birth.

/it's a farkin' bear whose evolutionary branch should've ended long ago.
 
2013-05-17 01:26:37 PM  

efgeise: TNel: Better yet "I get a ton of free press and good costumer relations by only paying $40"  Decent story, just why did they have to run to the newspapers?

I feel that, because of all the stupid and depressing stories that keep going around (Boston, Texas, Mother's Day, IRS, Benghazi, etc.), the public needs to hear some sappy stories.


This.
 
2013-05-17 01:26:50 PM  

Odd Bird: efgeise: TNel: Better yet "I get a ton of free press and good costumer relations by only paying $40"  Decent story, just why did they have to run to the newspapers?

I feel that, because of all the stupid and depressing stories that keep going around (Boston, Texas, Mother's Day, IRS, Benghazi, etc.), the public needs to hear some sappy stories.

I would rather read a story about this than one of a panda birth.

/it's a farkin' bear whose evolutionary branch should've ended long ago.


FTFM, I knew it looked wrong
 
2013-05-17 01:28:09 PM  
A friend and I did a dine-and-dash once when I was in high school and I've felt like complete shiat about it ever since.  I guess it's one of those things you do to test your own character, or something.  And then you find out whether you're the type to run out on a bill and think it's cool, or the type to think, "What the fark was I thinking."

If I could remember where it was, and find the waitress (who is probably dead and buried by now) I'd give her the price of the check times 10.  But then I suppose if I add up all the extra-fat tips I've given waitstaff when they were super-busy and working their asses off yet still remained cheerful, I'm probably even.

/not really
 
2013-05-17 01:35:58 PM  
As a young, drunken teen I helped a friend smash the windshield of a teachers car that he hated. I instantly regretted it, especially when we drove by later at night to see the old man sweeping up glass in the rain. It gnawed at me for years until one day I grabbed my checkbook and drove to his house. I went to the door feeling pretty good that I was finally going to square up with the old man. The person who answered informed me the old man died the previous summer. I was so pissed I smashed her windshield.
 
2013-05-17 01:39:28 PM  
This sounds like something I would do.
 
2013-05-17 01:40:16 PM  

Ooba Tooba: As a young, drunken teen I helped a friend smash the windshield of a teachers car that he hated. I instantly regretted it, especially when we drove by later at night to see the old man sweeping up glass in the rain. It gnawed at me for years until one day I grabbed my checkbook and drove to his house. I went to the door feeling pretty good that I was finally going to square up with the old man. The person who answered informed me the old man died the previous summer. I was so pissed I smashed her windshield.


I lol'd
 
2013-05-17 01:44:45 PM  

Ooba Tooba: As a young, drunken teen I helped a friend smash the windshield of a teachers car that he hated. I instantly regretted it, especially when we drove by later at night to see the old man sweeping up glass in the rain. It gnawed at me for years until one day I grabbed my checkbook and drove to his house. I went to the door feeling pretty good that I was finally going to square up with the old man. The person who answered informed me the old man died the previous summer. I was so pissed I smashed her windshield.


I have been pwned.

/slinking out door with tail between legs
 
2013-05-17 01:45:21 PM  
It could happen to you.
 
2013-05-17 01:45:26 PM  
FTFA: "Sometimes it pays off to be a nice guy," Hjortkjaer said. "It made me feel good. I went and bought myself a bouquet of flowers!"

Seriously dude?
 
2013-05-17 01:45:53 PM  
This is why you should only do this when your family knows his family. So you can go hunt him down and break his knees if he doesn't pay. Or his uncle if you can't find the guy himself.
 
2013-05-17 01:55:15 PM  
The sad news is his date choked on a frog leg.
 
2013-05-17 01:56:17 PM  
I wish I could take this story at face value, but it reakes of being a contrived publicity stunt.
 
2013-05-17 01:59:01 PM  

boarch: FTFA: "Sometimes it pays off to be a nice guy," Hjortkjaer said. "It made me feel good. I went and bought myself a bouquet of flowers!"

Seriously dude?


When I was a chef at a hotel in a college town, my self and two other chefs would get off on every other Friday, payday, and each buy one dozen roses. Then we would decide upon who would get a rose from us. Fat girls, skinny girls, Girls in red. Girls in blue, blondes, redheads, we picked a different category each time. And we would all three approach the ladies and hand them ach a rose, and go off in search of the next one to gift a rose to. When the roses were all gone, we could go drinking, having done our good deed. On our last day together as chefs, we had each bought our bouquet, and were passing in front of a shoe store trying to decide who should get roses tonight. We stopped and looked in and there sat three sales girls, all alone, heads in hand, no customers, looking as depressed as a commissioned sales person could look. We walked in and broke the rule. We handed each girl one dozen roses. A bouquet from each of us. And without a word. Turned and left.

We had to get to our last night of drinking together early.
 
2013-05-17 02:00:12 PM  
I did this just recently on a smaller scale.  Went out for a Friday night of scotch and darts with a friend.  When we settled up the tab, I didn't examine the receipt too closely (blame the good Scotch).  A couple days later I did take a close look at the receipt and found that they had only charged me for two drinks when I had enjoyed more like five.   So I went in to the bar to settle up.  You know that sound effect they do in the movies, with the "record-scratch" noise followed by total silence?  Yeah, that's what happened in the entire bar.  The bartender just couldn't believe someone would do that.

/Which, in and of itself, is kind of tragic, that it's such a surprise
 
2013-05-17 02:02:43 PM  
[csb]

Many many years ago my first wife and I celebrated something or other with a fancy meal, ending with a Cherry Jubilee, at The Arches in Newport Beach. I found out when I got the $150 bill that my credit card (only had one at the time) only had a $40 available balance. And we only had $25 in cash between us.

Now I don't know this for certain, but I am fairly sure that this place was a Mob hangout and a place for mob soldiers to show they had honest jobs. The waiters (no waitresses) all were built like gorillas and wore suits, and there was just this atmosphere of..... I dunno, I just got that kind of feeling. The food was A1, though.

So I'm short $110, and some guy supposedly the owner comes out and says, "Youse can go get that hunnart and fifty in cash somewheres an' da lovely lady will stay here as, ya know, collateral. Be back in an' hour."  I say, "Oookkaaayyy.... what's the extra $40 for?" He says "The tip an' the aggravation."

So I hustle out the door, while my wife is glaring daggers at me, and finally hunt up an open Stater Bros. where I have a check cashing card. But my limit was $100 cash back. So with that and the $25 pocket money I had $125, and still needed $25. No time, so I went back with that and told the guy that was all I could get on short notice. So he just looks at me for about 30 seconds and pulls out a $20 bill from his suit pocket, adds it to mine, and says "You'se owe me 25 bucks, ok?" I said OK, paid, and we left.

Needless to say the wife was ROYALLY pissed (but while I was gone they had given her a complimentary glass of wine and treated her nicely, so she finally got over it.

About a week later I went back there with the other $25 and gave it to the owner.

Maybe five years later I met the same guy at a car wash of all places. We exchanged pleasantries, shook hands, and everything was cool.

[/csb]
 
2013-05-17 02:04:53 PM  
You haven't had French cuisine until you try Albuquerque French.
 
2013-05-17 02:18:38 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: "Youse can go get that hunnart and fifty in cash somewheres an' da lovely lady will stay here as, ya know, collateral.


Ahhh, that Newport Beach accent.
 
2013-05-17 02:25:03 PM  
Given inflation, that's a healthy but not shocking amount of "interest".
 
2013-05-17 02:29:18 PM  
The only time I ever didn't have money for something was a toll booth and the booth guy was such a cock to em that I didn't feel bad about it at all. Direct deposit paycheques are great and all but damn if you end up looking like a loser when you don't have a couple of bucks worth of change for a bum, a coffee or a toll.

I did pay them back last time I went through the tolls but not because I felt guilty. fark them if they can't be civil over a $6 toll.
 
2013-05-17 02:37:04 PM  
FTFA: "Sometimes it pays off to be a nice guy," Hjortkjaer said. "It made me feel good. I went and bought myself a bouquet of flowers croissant!"
 
2013-05-17 02:43:47 PM  
I bet if that guy was even within a few minutes of the statute of limitations expiring, he's now be in jail to await being sentenced to 15 years prison time.
 
2013-05-17 02:48:37 PM  

praxcelis: I did this just recently on a smaller scale.  Went out for a Friday night of scotch and darts with a friend.  When we settled up the tab, I didn't examine the receipt too closely (blame the good Scotch).  A couple days later I did take a close look at the receipt and found that they had only charged me for two drinks when I had enjoyed more like five.   So I went in to the bar to settle up.  You know that sound effect they do in the movies, with the "record-scratch" noise followed by total silence?  Yeah, that's what happened in the entire bar.  The bartender just couldn't believe someone would do that.

/Which, in and of itself, is kind of tragic, that it's such a surprise


Were you a regular there?  At the 2 bars I'm a regular, I get tons of drinks comped without them even telling me.
 
2013-05-17 02:59:56 PM  
I was expecting something like "12-stepper Gets Big Praise for Finally Squaring Up a Bill he Dashed-Out On", feel like kind of a dick now...
 
2013-05-17 03:01:53 PM  

Ooba Tooba: As a young, drunken teen I helped a friend smash the windshield of a teachers car that he hated. I instantly regretted it, especially when we drove by later at night to see the old man sweeping up glass in the rain. It gnawed at me for years until one day I grabbed my checkbook and drove to his house. I went to the door feeling pretty good that I was finally going to square up with the old man. The person who answered informed me the old man died the previous summer. I was so pissed I smashed her windshield.


Nicely done, lol.
 
2013-05-17 03:11:51 PM  
I call bullshiat.

The chef is French. He didn't buy himself a bouquet of flowers. He rented a whore. A nice, limber, mousy whore. Or he slept with his wife's best friend and bought her some lingerie.

But he did NOT buy himself some flowers.

/All right. He might have bought some flowers with the money but he gave the flowers to his wife's best friend before he plowed her.
 
2013-05-17 03:23:34 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: I call bullshiat.

The chef is French. He didn't buy himself a bouquet of flowers. He rented a whore. A nice, limber, mousy whore. Or he slept with his wife's best friend and bought her some lingerie.

But he did NOT buy himself some flowers.

/All right. He might have bought some flowers with the money but he gave the flowers to his wife's best friend before he plowed her.


Hi might also have slept with his best friend's wife.  French chefs are pretty non-discriminating when it comes to differentiating between spouse's friends or friends' spouses.  And he would only have purchased flowers if she had said no the first time.he asked.
 
2013-05-17 03:25:53 PM  
This guy?

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2013-05-17 03:30:38 PM  
Hjortkjaer doesn't know the man's name, but he would like to invite him back to the restaurant for a glass of wine on the house.

Something about quitting when you're ahead . . .
 
2013-05-17 03:44:46 PM  
Thanks for the tf pogopogo :)
 
2013-05-17 03:46:21 PM  
"It made me feel good. I went and bought myself a bouquet of flowers!"
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2013-05-17 03:59:04 PM  

downstairs: praxcelis: I did this just recently on a smaller scale.  Went out for a Friday night of scotch and darts with a friend.  When we settled up the tab, I didn't examine the receipt too closely (blame the good Scotch).  A couple days later I did take a close look at the receipt and found that they had only charged me for two drinks when I had enjoyed more like five.   So I went in to the bar to settle up.  You know that sound effect they do in the movies, with the "record-scratch" noise followed by total silence?  Yeah, that's what happened in the entire bar.  The bartender just couldn't believe someone would do that.

/Which, in and of itself, is kind of tragic, that it's such a surprise

Were you a regular there?  At the 2 bars I'm a regular, I get tons of drinks comped without them even telling me.


Actually, no, I was trying out a new (to me) bar in town because my regular decided to discard their dartboards in favor of a DJ station, and they stopped stocking the scotch I like.
 
2013-05-17 04:11:16 PM  

downstairs: praxcelis: I did this just recently on a smaller scale.  Went out for a Friday night of scotch and darts with a friend.  When we settled up the tab, I didn't examine the receipt too closely (blame the good Scotch).  A couple days later I did take a close look at the receipt and found that they had only charged me for two drinks when I had enjoyed more like five.   So I went in to the bar to settle up.  You know that sound effect they do in the movies, with the "record-scratch" noise followed by total silence?  Yeah, that's what happened in the entire bar.  The bartender just couldn't believe someone would do that.

/Which, in and of itself, is kind of tragic, that it's such a surprise

Were you a regular there?  At the 2 bars I'm a regular, I get tons of drinks comped without them even telling me.


Yeah, this,.  I've frequented several bars in my area over the past 20 years or so, 2 currently, and they have always comped drinks for me without me knowing it.  I generally tip my waiters/waitresses/bartenders quite well too.  Unless it's really crappy service, and I don't mean crappy service where they forget to fill my glass up just one time.
 
2013-05-17 06:09:39 PM  
I still feel bad for not being able to pay my tab. I was wandering through Uruguay and didn't have cash but I haven't been having a problem with my credit card so I went in and had a grand dinner. I went all out since I had been bike camping for the past week. Finally came to pay the bill and I handed over my card and the waiter just said we don't take cards. I just sat there feeling like crap.

But I figured I would pay them back the next day.

Then I found out that the only ATM in town was out of cash. Dammit.

So if you find yourself in a small town on the coast of Uruguay, south of the Brazilian border, I know of a great restaurant.
 
2013-05-17 06:19:38 PM  
"Sometimes it pays off to be a nice guy," Hjortkjaer said. "It made me feel good. I went and bought myself a bouquet of flowers!"
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But seriously, good for them both.
 
2013-05-17 08:36:59 PM  
Care to extend the perennial tip fracas into this thread? Did he figure out the waiter he stiffed, and made sure he did the same for them? Because if you can't pay your bill, you're probably not leaving a tip, either.
 
2013-05-17 09:33:02 PM  

firemanbuck: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: "Youse can go get that hunnart and fifty in cash somewheres an' da lovely lady will stay here as, ya know, collateral.

Ahhh, that Newport Beach accent.


More like New Jersey.....
 
2013-05-18 01:05:18 AM  

TNel: Better yet "I get a ton of free press and good costumer relations by only paying $40"  Decent story, just why did they have to run to the newspapers?


Subliminal advertising.
 
2013-05-18 01:44:35 AM  
He made $60 on the deal and all he offers the guy is a glass of wine?
 
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