Saturday, September 19, 2009

Poll: Have you ever ordered at a restaurant only to discover you forgot the money to pay?

Last night, my wife and I went out to dinner to cap off a great week at the condo with my parents. We went to my favorite restaurant in Chicago, Leona's. While we were driving to the restaurant, I noticed that I had forgotten my wallet. As we were nearly to the restaurant, it would be a huge hassle to return home to get my wallet for our night out. Fortunately, my wife had her purse, and she said "I'll put it on my credit card."

Just then, we pulled into the parking lot, planning on my wife paying for dinner. We had a wonderful dinner -- filled with homemade soup, lasagna and my favorite Leona's sandwich. Then, the bill came.

My wife reached into her purse, and could not find her billfold. She had forgotten her wallet at home as well! So, there we sat -- with a bill for food we had already eaten, and no way to pay for the bill without one of us going home.

I told the waitress what happened, and excused myself to drive home (quickly) to get my wallet. All the while, my wife sat at the table deleting accidental cell phone photos. We were both really embarassed by the whole incident.

But that brings me to the poll question of the week:

Have you ever ordered something only to discover you forgot the money to pay?

(a) Yes
(b) No

Vote early and vote often (on the sidebar ---->). The poll is open until next Saturday. Tell your friends, relatives, and waitresses to vote. If you want to share a similar experience, feel free to leave a comment in the comment box below. That's why it's there! I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

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