WWYD: Too Much Change

In this installment of WWYD, a waiter makes an error:

My wife and I were at a bar last weekend, and we paid for our $43 tab with a $100 bill that I had gotten for Christmas. The waiter returned with $67 change. The questions then were: Do we moonwalk out of there with an extra $10 and let him make up the difference out of his tips at the end of the night? Do we just leave the extra $10 with the tip? Do we wait until he comes back past to let him know that the extra ten should go back in the till? I decided to flag him down and let him know that he made the error so that he didn’t just think he was getting a huge tip. I figured that I needed the good karma more than the extra ten dollars. — J.

Yes, you did the right thing. There’s no question that you did the right thing. I don’t think anyone reading this will argue otherwise. Anyone who would moonwalk out of there knowing that the waiter will have to make up for that error out of his tips when the drawer is counted and found short at the end of the night is, well, not a good person.

 

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eagerber (#1,958)

Home Alone photo! yessss

TARDIStime (#1,633)

@eagerber love the alt text!

chic noir (#713)

I always give the money back. It’s happened to me twice at the bank. I just handed the cash back and told the teller to recount.Off topic: I’m going to get a piercing and would like to know am I suppose to tip my piercer? If so, I’m going to Maria Tash where the jewelry is a bit expensive. So do I tip on the total bill or only the cost of the piercing?Help @Mike and everyone else;(

@chic noir I’ve always tipped on piercings… usually a flat $10ish. No idea if that’s right or not. I would not tip on the cost of the jewelry, just the piercing.

chic noir (#713)

@down the rabbit hole thanks :)

BananaPeel (#1,555)

@chic noir Wait, a teller at your BANK has on two separate occasions given you the wrong amount of cash? I would think that would be the least likely place in the world for that to happen. Maybe that bank needs to do some teller trainings.

chic noir (#713)

I always give the money back. It’s happened to me twice at the bank. I just handed the cash back and told the teller to recount

.Off topic: I’m going to get a piercing and would like to know… am I suppose to tip my piercer? If so, I’m going to Maria Tash where the jewelry is a bit expensive. So do I tip on the total bill or only the cost of the piercing?Help @Mike and everyone else;(

emmabee (#2,008)

I read this three times before figuring out what the problem was. So I guess what I would have done is pocket the money without ever realizing there was a problem. So kudos to you for knowing math and for doing the right thing.

Nat (#3,101)

@emmabee
Haha, thats true. I had to think very hard about why that number was wrong.

isalay (#3,104)

My husband and I were once under-charged on our bill at a restaurant, by about $2. We felt bad cheating the restaurant out of even that little money, so we told the waiter about the mistake so so he could fix our bill. Afterwards the owner of the restaurant came over to our table and thanked us for being so honest, and gave us a free round of drinks. Honesty pays!

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