Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I Want My Two Dollars!

Remember that movie from the 80's with John Cusak called Better Off Dead where the paperboy follows the main character around yelling he wants his two dollars? Well, I felt like that paperboy and I have been been vindicated.

Sunday night the hubs and I went to our local Taco Del Mar for dinner. This is a restaurant my husband loves and there is a franchise really close to us. We have had problems with them in the past for charging us for the wrong items and making the wrong food. This time I discovered $2 more than my receipt came out of my checking account.

When I called the store to ask them about it I was all but accused of lying. I spoke to the owner who was completely rude and unprofessional (as were all the employees I encountered both in person and on the phone) and finally went in tonight to get my refund. Apparently the owner ran it through my credit card and forgot to call and let me know. I have a copy of that receipt as well as a copy of the original receipt I signed with SOMEONE ELSE'S HANDWRITING ADDING A $2 TIP TO MY RECEIPT AFTER I SIGNED IT!

It's not really about the $2. It's about the fact that I had money stolen from me. In fact, there were several other receitps in the stack that looked like they had tips written in the same handwriting.

Taco Del Mar is filing for bankruptcy. Interesting.


Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I would too!


Canadian Saver said...

I'd be tempted to file fraud charges with my CC company! That is so wrong, adding in a $2 tip on a receipt!!

Moneyapolis said...

Wow. You know, I had a similar $4 discrepancy recently with a local bar. I blew it off because I assumed I had mis-recorded the amount in my checkbook, but now I'm thinking maybe I should have followed up about it. Bastards!