Flashback Friday-A Classic Dine & Dash In Brewer
On this Flashback Friday, we shout out the cheapskates who skip out on their tab!
About a year and change ago, our friends at High Tide in Brewer, uploaded a video of some interesting security camera footage to their Facebook page of a woman allegedly skipping out on her tab in a rather sneaky way.
It appears to be near closing time on the outdoor deck at the restaurant because everyone has pretty much cleared out, so the woman in the video, who conveniently has a table right by the railing, carefully glances to her left, then carefully glances to her right to make sure the coast is clear, she grabs what appears to be a take out box, then she gets up, plants her butt up on the deck railing, and slides on out into the night without paying her tab. Not cool.
Some comments from folks on the High Tide post suggest that this woman may have attempted this at Texas Roadhouse, and also at Judy's in Bangor.
It doesn't end there however, Mason's Brewing Company, located at 15 Hardy Street in Brewer, have had the same problem recently, and they decided to do something about it, with a new feature called "Guests of the Week"
They recently have had a bunch of people coming in, enjoying a great meal, and then leaving without paying. Now maybe they just forgot to bring their wallets, or maybe they were in a hurry, but either way, they have captured them on camera. And thanks to the beauty (or curse) of social media, we can all get a look at the perpettrators!
Here is the lesson to be learned here: Bottom line, don't buy what you can't pay for! Respect the people in the service industry, because they work hard.
When I saw this story, I couldn't help but remember the episode of That 70's show, where Kelso, Eric, Donna, Jackie, Hyde, and Fez all went out to a fancy dinner that Kelso had agreed to pay for because the gang didn't have any money. Of course, you know what happened next, Kelso pulled a dine & dash and stuck everyone else at the table.