Friday, June 3, 2011
A DINNER VICTORY
Now that the sun is shining well into the night sky, my hubby and I got a little cabin fever. We had been eating at home everyday for weeks. We decided to splurge a little and go out to Ruby Tuesday’s for dinner out. As online members of their website, they sent us a special coupon for 25% off whatever we ordered. It expired at the end of the month. Perfect timing. May 31st was upon us. So we got in the van and headed up to the restaurant to use it. The place was bustling with people. They seated us at a table near a window with a view of the parking lot. We hunkered down and began scanning the menu. Lots of yummy things to choose from. I usually get the Asian Grilled Salmon. But since we had lobster at home, for my birthday... we decided to just do burgers. My hubby ordered the Triple Prime Burger with cheddar cheese and I got the Boston Blue, medium rare. We opted out of the salad bar and ordered sides of mashed potatoes and grilled zucchini. They served biscuits while we were waiting for the meal . We devoured them. We had not eaten all day. When dinner finally arrived, we cleaned our plates. Everything was delicious. The waitress asked if we wanted dessert and we told her NO, we had leftover birthday cake at home. So she left the bill. My hubby put the coupon with his credit card in the folder and handed it to her. After a while, she returned with the paperwork to sign. She then told us she FORGOT to deduct the coupon. She said she rang the transaction up before she saw it, so we would have to use the coupon at a later date. We told her we couldn’t do that because it expired that night. She said there was nothing she could do. My husband suggested we talk to the manager. That got her rear in gear. But she was really aggravated with us. Why couldn’t we just pay for it, as is, without the discount. She felt slighted. This was really inconveniencing her. My husband and I looked at each other. She’s the one who messed up to begin with, by running the credit card without including the discount. I daresay Ruby Tuesday’s intended for us to use the coupon when they sent it to us. And that’s all we were trying to do. Eventually, the waitress returned... still in a bit of a huff. But... she brought us the corrected bill, minus the 25% off. My husband signed it... and off we headed for home, smiling at the small victory... and, an interesting evening out.