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(Daily Mail)   Who doesn't love going to the Waffle House completely wasted to gorge on food? But come on, a $1,666 bill is a bit ridiculous   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 53
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2014-01-17 08:53:19 AM  
For that I expect to be the franchisee AND to get the hottest waitress smothered, chunked and eventually scattered.
 
2014-01-17 09:00:28 AM  
with multiple pictures in case you don't know what a bill or a till look like

with bonus shot of man looking dumbfounded

is that the most noddy journalism you've ever seen?
 
2014-01-17 09:00:46 AM  
1-666?


IT'S THE DEVIL'S WORK I TELL YA!


DNRTFA
 
2014-01-17 09:01:37 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: For that I expect to be the franchisee AND to get the hottest waitress smothered, chunked and eventually scattered.


Nicely done.

/scattered, smothered, covered for me please
 
2014-01-17 09:02:04 AM  
I'm pretty sure the guy pictured in the article is Vladimir Putin.


That's a lot of rubles, komrade.
 
2014-01-17 09:03:05 AM  
I call BS on the drama. Mistake on the amount? Sure. Server and manager refusing to fix it? Unlikely.

I had the same thing happen to me ($150 for a $15 check) and they fixed it on the spot, apologized profusely, and offered me a to go cup of coffee for the 2 minutes of hassle.

I speculate he went off the handle and they asked him to leave.
 
2014-01-17 09:03:16 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: I'm pretty sure the guy pictured in the article is Vladimir Putin.


That's a lot of rubles, komrade.


Came here to note that, too.
 
2014-01-17 09:04:05 AM  

Lady J: is that the most noddy journalism you've ever seen?


No, I've read the NY Times.
 
2014-01-17 09:05:07 AM  

megarian: Mr. Coffee Nerves: For that I expect to be the franchisee AND to get the hottest waitress smothered, chunked and eventually scattered.

Nicely done.

/scattered, smothered, covered for me please


I'll settle for over easy.
 
2014-01-17 09:05:43 AM  
If true, cashier should be at the very least punished for causing bad publicity for the chain, if not fired outright.

/the customer is almost always right
//amirite?
///slashies!
 
2014-01-17 09:05:52 AM  
Thissssss article issss ridiculoussssly ssssstupid.
 
2014-01-17 09:07:16 AM  
Scattered, smothered, chunked & peppered.
 
2014-01-17 09:08:26 AM  
Calling bullshiat on this one. The cashier or manager would have immediately fixed the problem had he brought it to their attention, what most likely happened was he didn't notice the amount until he got home, and not wanting to look like an idiot who signs a CC receipt without looking at it, he made up the story of about the argumentative cashier.
 
2014-01-17 09:09:11 AM  
Scattered, covered, chunked, and country (country gravy MMMMmmmmm)
 
2014-01-17 09:10:32 AM  
News? WTF?
 
2014-01-17 09:11:12 AM  

vudukungfu: Lady J: is that the most noddy journalism you've ever seen?

No, I've read the NY Times.


Make your brain ache?
 
2014-01-17 09:12:31 AM  
Sounds like the rest of corporate America these days.The simplest decision needs to go all the way to the top.We can't let mere minions decide anything.
 
2014-01-17 09:12:58 AM  
I can't see this being argued over. Most outlandish charges are fixed on the spot. If it were true, then the customer should not have paid it. And both the manager and the cashier should have been fired on the spot.
 
2014-01-17 09:16:25 AM  
One time my brother and I stopped at a restaurant. I had a small Caesar salad. When we got the bill, the salad had a charge of something like $860. I just looked at the server, showed her the bill and said, "Good thing I didn't order a large!" It was fixed with no issues.
 
2014-01-17 09:18:43 AM  
Now that I actually have read the article, I call bullshiat too.  There's NO way, not even if you count in it's SC, that a Waffle House waitress or manager would not immediately correct a bill of that amount for 2 people.  They wouldn't argue it, contest it, they would void the original charge, and resubmit.

Something stinks like egg farts about this.
 
2014-01-17 09:21:07 AM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: 1-666?


IT'S THE DEVIL'S WORK I TELL YA!


DNRTFA


It happened in So Carolina.  Perhaps the Devil went down to Georgia, lookin for a soul to steal.....
 
2014-01-17 09:22:49 AM  
Half they time they give me me the bill and it is wrong.  I eat there enough to know their codes and they are quick to correct it.

Expecting Waffle House waitresses to be able to do that much math is probably stretching it.
 
2014-01-17 09:23:31 AM  

Billy Liar: Satan's Bunny Slippers: 1-666?


IT'S THE DEVIL'S WORK I TELL YA!


DNRTFA

It happened in So Carolina.  Perhaps the Devil went down to Georgia, lookin for a soul to steal.....


was he in a bind? was he way behind and lookin to make a deal?


(excellently played, btw)
 
2014-01-17 09:25:37 AM  
Scattered, shaved, raped, circumsized, hyperinflated and raped.

/said raped twice
 
2014-01-17 09:26:38 AM  
It wasn't so much the steak and omelette breakfasts they had, it was the six bottles of Cristal and the Early Bird lap dances...
 
2014-01-17 09:30:23 AM  
The most expensive item on the menu at most Waffle House restaurants is less then $20.

less then $20.
less then $20.
less then $20.

CAN'T EVEN PROOFREAD THE FIRST SENTENCE?

Why the hell should I read this when the guy who wrote it and his editor didn't even bother?
 
2014-01-17 09:31:24 AM  
'I sign it, and I look at it again, and it says $1666.61,' he tells Fox Carolina.

Look at the bill before you sign it.
 
2014-01-17 09:33:48 AM  

vudukungfu: Lady J: is that the most noddy journalism you've ever seen?

No, I've read the NY Times.


Well...looks like we got ourselves a reader. Whatchoo readin' for?
 
2014-01-17 09:34:37 AM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Billy Liar: Satan's Bunny Slippers: 1-666?


IT'S THE DEVIL'S WORK I TELL YA!


DNRTFA

It happened in So Carolina.  Perhaps the Devil went down to Georgia, lookin for a soul to steal.....

was he in a bind? was he way behind and lookin to make a deal?



When he came across this young man eatin an omelette in the local WH.
The Devil jumped upon bar stool and said "Boy, let me tell you what."

"I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a omelette eater too,
And if you'd care to take a dare I'll make a bet with you.
Now you can eat a lot of breakfast, boy, but give the Devil his due.
I'll bet a $1,666 bill against your soul 'cause I think I can eat more than you."

The boy said, "My name's Johnny, and it might be a sin,
But I'll take your bet; and you're gonna regret 'cause I'm the best there's ever been."

/Oh yeah WH eating contest!!
 
2014-01-17 09:38:21 AM  
One time I was fat-finger overcharged for beer at a liquor store so I'm really getting a kick...

I was on my way to the Friday night poker game and grabbed a case of Great White beer.  The clerk swiped my debit card and said "Oh, shiat."  "Oh shiat, what?"  "I put in 112 instead of 12.  I'm voiding it now.  If it causes you any trouble like overdraft fees or something, let us know."

If I'd been clever, I would have said something like, "This better be the best testing beer in the world!"
 
2014-01-17 09:38:37 AM  
I can't help but think that Waffle House corporate office is a tiny building near the interstate where accountants and IT people share little booth like work areas and the CEO stands at the back of the place and yells instructions. You know you've made it when you get a place at the counter and the seats next to you are empty.

"Honey, good news. I got promoted to Head of IT at Waffle House! I get a seat at the counter and the spots next to me are permanently vacant. I finally got what I wanted, honey! Elbow room!"
 
2014-01-17 09:40:37 AM  
As someone who has been in the restaurant business over twenty years, let me explain what likely happened.

The cashier mistakingly authorized this guys card for 1666.61. When he pointed out the error, they probably rerang the charge for the correct amount and deleted the precious charge.

The first authorization of $1666.61 will still be on your card for up to 48 hours even if the restaurant deletes it. If you are using a Debit Card, the bank still holds $1666.61 in funds for up to 48 hours even if the restaurant deletes the charge.

It is the credit card processing company that holds the money and there is very little a restaurant can do. In the past before online banking, people didn't notice because by the time the bill came in the mail, the charge was gone. Now that you can see real time bills on your phone, people freak out.
 
2014-01-17 09:40:38 AM  

gizmokid18: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Billy Liar: Satan's Bunny Slippers: 1-666?


IT'S THE DEVIL'S WORK I TELL YA!


DNRTFA

It happened in So Carolina.  Perhaps the Devil went down to Georgia, lookin for a soul to steal.....

was he in a bind? was he way behind and lookin to make a deal?


When he came across this young man eatin an omelette in the local WH.
The Devil jumped upon bar stool and said "Boy, let me tell you what."

"I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a omelette eater too,
And if you'd care to take a dare I'll make a bet with you.
Now you can eat a lot of breakfast, boy, but give the Devil his due.
I'll bet a $1,666 bill against your soul 'cause I think I can eat more than you."

The boy said, "My name's Johnny, and it might be a sin,
But I'll take your bet; and you're gonna regret 'cause I'm the best there's ever been."

/Oh yeah WH eating contest!!


Welcome to Green4.  I may be in love with you now.

But it's ok, I'm not a stalker, and I'll buy the first round.  :)
 
2014-01-17 09:47:46 AM  

jtown: One time I was fat-finger overcharged for beer at a liquor store so I'm really getting a kick...

I was on my way to the Friday night poker game and grabbed a case of Great White beer.  The clerk swiped my debit card and said "Oh, shiat."  "Oh shiat, what?"  "I put in 112 instead of 12.  I'm voiding it now.  If it causes you any trouble like overdraft fees or something, let us know."

If I'd been clever, I would have said something like, "This better be the best testing beer in the world!"


The opposite happened to me once.  Buying a 4-pack of Dogfish Burton Baton and it scanned as $2 (normally $12).  I said "wait, if that's the price let me go back and get 5 more."

/great burton style ale if you can find it. Only brewed in the winter.  Not as hoppy as their normal stuff.
 
2014-01-17 09:51:08 AM  
Oh, FFS, that's just a ten minutes away from me. The cashier, manager, or whoever it was that refused to acknowledge the error is an idiot.  Faulty key aside, ANY bill that large in a Waffle House would set off alarm bells for an employee who isn't brain dead. Geez...
 
2014-01-17 09:53:37 AM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: gizmokid18: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Billy Liar: Satan's Bunny Slippers: 1-666?


IT'S THE DEVIL'S WORK I TELL YA!


DNRTFA

It happened in So Carolina.  Perhaps the Devil went down to Georgia, lookin for a soul to steal.....

was he in a bind? was he way behind and lookin to make a deal?


When he came across this young man eatin an omelette in the local WH.
The Devil jumped upon bar stool and said "Boy, let me tell you what."

"I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a omelette eater too,
And if you'd care to take a dare I'll make a bet with you.
Now you can eat a lot of breakfast, boy, but give the Devil his due.
I'll bet a $1,666 bill against your soul 'cause I think I can eat more than you."

The boy said, "My name's Johnny, and it might be a sin,
But I'll take your bet; and you're gonna regret 'cause I'm the best there's ever been."

/Oh yeah WH eating contest!!

Welcome to Green4.  I may be in love with you now.

But it's ok, I'm not a stalker, and I'll buy the first round.  :)



I am flattered, bewildered, and amused all at once ...... thanks!
 
2014-01-17 09:58:55 AM  
Does the ordinary Waffle House even Have $1666 in food on hand at any one time?
 
2014-01-17 10:00:12 AM  
syberpud:

The opposite happened to me once.  Buying a 4-pack of Dogfish Burton Baton and it scanned as $2 (normally $12).  I said "wait, if that's the price let me go back and get 5 more."

/great burton style ale if you can find it. Only brewed in the winter.  Not as hoppy as their normal stuff.


I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but this caught my eye while doing a quick search:

"This oak-aged gentle giant has been gaining popularity over the past few years and is now available year-round"

Link

I need to pick some of that up. So far, I like everything Dogfish has done, except Midas.
 
2014-01-17 10:01:00 AM  

megarian: Mr. Coffee Nerves: For that I expect to be the franchisee AND to get the hottest waitress smothered, chunked and eventually scattered.

Nicely done.

/scattered, smothered, covered for me please


when will you be here?
 
2014-01-17 10:02:16 AM  

KidneyStone: I call BS on the drama. Mistake on the amount? Sure. Server and manager refusing to fix it? Unlikely.

I had the same thing happen to me ($150 for a $15 check) and they fixed it on the spot, apologized profusely, and offered me a to go cup of coffee for the 2 minutes of hassle.

I speculate he went off the handle and they asked him to leave.


More likely the problem was on the credit card side. I've been overcharged and it was fixed, but it took 24 hours for the original amount to be credited back. That amount plus a debit card, could cause a big, albeit temporary, headache.
 
2014-01-17 10:08:48 AM  
summary: bill was accidentally typed up 1666 and nobody noticed. honest mistake. guy spoke to manager, all was ok in the end. boring. Needs moar cow bells
 
2014-01-17 10:10:08 AM  
Mistakes happen.  But only an asshole would ignore it when the guy points out "Hey, you just charged me over $1,600 extra".
 
2014-01-17 10:34:42 AM  

jtown: One time I was fat-finger overcharged for beer at a liquor store so I'm really getting a kick...

I was on my way to the Friday night poker game and grabbed a case of Great White beer.  The clerk swiped my debit card and said "Oh, shiat."  "Oh shiat, what?"  "I put in 112 instead of 12.  I'm voiding it now.  If it causes you any trouble like overdraft fees or something, let us know."

If I'd been clever, I would have said something like, "This better be the best testing beer in the world!"


Fark! Let me know where I can buy a case of any kind of beer for $12.
 
2014-01-17 10:37:29 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: For that I expect to be the franchisee AND to get the hottest waitress smothered, chunked and eventually scattered.


You DO know that "hottest Waffle House waitress" is kinda the same thing as "best-smelling dumpster fire", right?
 
2014-01-17 10:49:08 AM  
All you can eat
Takes it as a challenge
Shoney's UFC
 
2014-01-17 10:58:42 AM  

99.998er: jtown: One time I was fat-finger overcharged for beer at a liquor store so I'm really getting a kick...

I was on my way to the Friday night poker game and grabbed a case of Great White beer.  The clerk swiped my debit card and said "Oh, shiat."  "Oh shiat, what?"  "I put in 112 instead of 12.  I'm voiding it now.  If it causes you any trouble like overdraft fees or something, let us know."

If I'd been clever, I would have said something like, "This better be the best testing beer in the world!"

Fark! Let me know where I can buy a case of any kind of beer for $12.


Sandy's Liquor.  You'll have to go back in time at least a decade.  $12 is cheap but not particularly unusual, even today.  Most good beer runs $14-15 for a case of 12 and there's usually at least one selection available for a few bucks less without dropping down to Bud Light levels.
 
2014-01-17 11:18:49 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: I can't help but think that Waffle House corporate office is a tiny building near the interstate where accountants and IT people share little booth like work areas and the CEO stands at the back of the place and yells instructions. You know you've made it when you get a place at the counter and the seats next to you are empty.

"Honey, good news. I got promoted to Head of IT at Waffle House! I get a seat at the counter and the spots next to me are permanently vacant. I finally got what I wanted, honey! Elbow room!"


You aren't ALL that far off.

Except for Joe's "Special" room in the back.
 
2014-01-17 11:41:51 AM  

Anderson's Pooper: Does the ordinary Waffle House even Have $1666 in food on hand at any one time?


I hit $28 there one time after a race - but that was a steak, two entire omelets, triple hash browns, a couple of sausage sandwiches, raisin toast, two bowls of grits, coffee, and two slices of pecan pie. $1,600+ would be a LOT of food.

What I don't get is that if you pay with a credit card, you look at the total just to determine what the tip should be. Otherwise how did this guy total it up?
 
2014-01-17 11:54:23 AM  
My best friend and I used to frequent a restaurant. We would take turns paying for each other, and one one of the times when I was paying, the bill was $23.40 - but the cashier charged me $234.00

I was like, "ummm" and she was like "oh sorry sorry sorry" but since it takes a few days to refund money, and I was still paying the initial charge of $23.40 it COMPLETELY farked me up in terms out auto-payment on another bill and I was overdrawn. Damn that woman

/CSB
 
2014-01-17 01:26:54 PM  
"It's 2 AM, still time to make one more bad decision"

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
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