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|Subject: Re: Fraud?||Date: 11/17/1999 12:34 PM|
|Author: SpaceEngineer||Number: 20003 of 308028|
... The bill came for my girlfriend and I and it was
$47.57. It had a line item for a "automatic gratuity" (we were in a part of 11 people), which I completely dissagree with anyway, of $7.13. I had eight dollars
in cash in my pocket and decided I would just throw that in as tip and keep the extra eight bucks off the card. so, I scratched out the 7.13 and filled in the
total like with the $47.57 and signed the receipt...
When this happens to me, I usually scratch out "gratuity" and write in "service charge."
I have Webster here with me:
gratuity Something given voluntarily or without obligation.
If they add it to the bill and require it, then it is not a gratuity.
Don't even get me started on restaurants taking advantage of large parties....Give 20 people one server...get lousy service....then charge a compulsary service charge. Olive Garden is the worst.
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