I was at Chipotle (mmmm, Chipotle) today and there was a woman in front of me who was quite obviously getting married today. She was in comfy clothes with an elaborate hairstyle and veil.
She ordered her food and when she got to the register the cashier didn’t charge her. She got a panicked look in her eye and started badgering the cashier about “why didn’t you charge me idon’tunderstandwhywhywhywhy”. Her friend was just kind of staring at her.
Manager guy comes over and says, slowly, using small words “I noticed you were celebrating something today… so I thought I might be nice and not charge you for your lunch…”. She looked at him like he had spiders crawling in his hair and grabbed her veil and said “Oh, you think??”.
Then she just kind of walked off with her food.*
Seriously? Who questions that? Especially if you’ve eaten at a Chipotle before. They LOVE to give away food. It’s good business. I know I go back there not just because the food is good.
I try to be as grateful as I can without drawing too much attention to freebies, in case I get someone in trouble.
*she later showed her ‘oddness’ by shouting her friends name across the crowded dining room 15 times (I counted) instead of standing up and walking the 30 feet over to her