Friday, August 13, 2010

No tea for you

A colleague and I had lunch at a Thai restaurant that we go to quite often. On this day, the lady informed us that the tea machine was broken so there was no tea with lunch. Because the fixed-price lunch menu includes jasmine tea, my colleague politely asked if the price would be reduced. Since we were getting less, it made sense to us that we should pay less.

Rather than just saying, “no the price is the same” the lady went off and told us that everyone else in the restaurant agreed to pay the full price. As if that wasn’t enough, she then told us that the price was already cheap and asked how we expected her to pay taxes and pay the rent.

After the lady’s tired, my colleague and I agreed that we wouldn’t return to that restaurant any time soon, which is a shame because the food wasn’t bad.


janice said...

to be fair, tea is cheap cheap! not much savings there.

Anonymous said...

That would suck to be you. I would feel so weirded out by that lady. Did she like went on a rant?

A Seattleite in Paris said...

Janice - apparently the lady agrees with you.

4zn - yes she went off and it was quite unexpected.