I see this in movies and TV shows all the time. People are eating at a restaurant. Something comes up, they toss some money on the table, and leave.
Almost never do I see anyone actually waiting for the bill in a scene, yet I can’t recall ever seeing anyone in real life paying without getting the bill first.
Does this actually ever happen in real life? Do you do it? Have you seen it? What do you do, just take a guess at the amount on the check? What if you’re wrong?
Has anyone who has been a server seen this? Is it okay with you?
Is this just one of those on-screen things, like starting and ending phone conversations without a hello or goodbye?