Sunday, July 23, 2017

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire, and Where There're Burgers, There's Ire

Lest you think Val has a permanent case of paranoia, believing that everyone is out to get her, from the Crazy Dude she suspects of messing with her internet, her dusk-to-dawn light, and now Hick's tractor (which suspiciously wouldn't start this morning), to the cashier at Burger Brothers at the casino...let her provide further evidence. 

Somewhere in the middle of THIS long post, I told you how the cashier at Burger Brothers almost scammed $10 from me by not handing back my change. How she got distracted by another customer, and closed her drawer, ignoring me, and then got snippy when I told her I didn't get my change.

Friday, Hick and I went to the casino with my sister the ex-mayor's wife, and the ex-mayor. We went to Burger Brothers for lunch. They might be alleged scammers, but they have delicious burgers. And chili. Because of course that's what Sis wanted. Maybe it runs in the family, because my favorite gambling aunt asks for Italian sausage when she goes there. Nevermind the word BURGER in their name.

Anyhoo...Hick had a coupon for $10 off at any restaurant in the casino. When he came back to the table, he stuck two receipts in my face. "You wanna watch this. The girl messed up. First she didn't give me the $10 off, and when I complained, she said she'd take it off the debit card. Then she ran it again. So we want to make sure she didn't charge us for both." By WE, I guess Hick meant himself and the mouse in his pocket, although it was ME he kept shoving those receipts at.

"What do you want me to do with those?"

"Put 'em in your purse, I guess."

"Because they're too heavy for you to carry around for another couple of hours, until you get home and throw them on the kitchen counter with all the other receipts?"

"Whatever. I just figured you could put them in your purse."

Uh huh. I COULD. I certainly could. Could put them in my GAMBLING PURSE, which has nothing to do with my regular purse, not having anything in it except my player's cards for about a dozen casinos (not that I have a problem, by cracky) and my glasses and some Purell (because they were out of mini GermX) and a hair pick and my money and ID and insurance cards. Much easier, I guess, than Hick simply putting it in his wallet when he put the debit card back in, to lay on the kitchen counter at home.

Anyhoo...that cashier first charged him $22.70. Then supposedly credited that amount back. Then charged him $21.70. Don't know where the dollar went. Then supposedly took off the $10 coupon. Then supposedly charged the debit card $11.70.

This morning I called my automated bank number. I do that on the weekend, to balance my account. I figured the Burger Brothers wouldn't be on there yet. They usually take a couple days to show up. Funny how there was a pending charge of $22.70 from a restaurant. But nothing else.

Wouldn't you think if one transaction was on there, the other would be as well?

But you know Val. She's a paranoid old gal.

19 comments:

  1. Good thing you check your receipts. My hubby is so good about doing that and has caught several mistakes.

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    1. My mom used to get very upset when Save A Lot had their slaw on sale, and rang hers up at regular price! She'd march right back in there and make them give her a refund of the sale price. They said their registers weren't programed for the slaw sale yet. A LIKELY STORY!

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  2. I'm on your side on this, I think that 10 off coupon is going to cost you $11.70.

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    1. That's my thinking. I'm going to give it one more business day to show the correction, and then I'm calling.

      Of course, I'll have to sit on the porch where I can get cell reception, or the long distance call will eat up my savings. I'm pretty sure I'll be put on hold for a while.

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  3. That cashier need a course on customer service and attention to detail.

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    1. Yes. Or a raise. Or an arrest.

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  4. Always a bargain hunter. You have to watch those cheaters.

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    1. Nobody's puttin' one over on Val!

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  5. Val--Perhaps Hick needs a man-purse, so he can easily hold onto those receipts...

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    1. HICK HAS A MAN-PURSE!!!

      Funny you should mention that, because only two days ago, Hick told me he got a good deal on a bag at the auction.

      "It could be for either sex, really. A carryall."

      "It's not a fanny pack, is it?"

      "No. It's a bag. Really good quality."

      Now, if I can just get him to carry all my stuff in it for me...

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  6. Something suspicious about that whole transaction. I say ask for a different cashier next time you go there, or take the exact amount needed for your food. And count it out slowly right in her face.

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    1. Yes. I'll be prepared. I always pay cash, but Hick uses the card. It shouldn't be hard to have correct change. It's in a CASINO, by cracky! Where I can cash out tickets all willy-nilly and get any denomination of bills and coins.

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  7. I have to agree something doesn't smell right here, if there were three transactions ran at the same time they should all be there. You may want to call the bank and have them look to see if the others are possibly there hovering in midair waiting to appear.

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    1. You would think they'd all show up at the same time, wouldn't you? I'll give those Burger Brothers a call tomorrow if it's not cleared up on my account. But they'll probably need to see the receipts, so...I MAY HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE CASINO!

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  8. I have no doubt you'll work it all out!!

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    1. Yes, but it's going to take time away from DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

      (Thanks for posting your comment at 11:11 my time!)

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  9. I'm sure you're familiar with the expression: just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

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    1. Yes! It's so true!

      I wouldn't be surprised if Crazy Dude has a relative who works at Burger Brothers, or owns stock in Burger Brothers, or hacked their cash register...because I'm pretty sure everything that goes wrong from here on out is caused by him!

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