God calls us all to be honest and caring. Even though we may be tempted by money, we should always stick true to God’s teachings and not compromise on our moral values. One couple has a horror story to share after they were taken advantage of while trying to enjoy a nice date night out together. Whitney Anderson and her husband were enjoying a fun date night together when they decided to stop at Abuelo’s, a local Mexican restaurant, for a quick bite to eat.
The couple’s meal was great and they enjoyed the environment at the restaurant, so they left a generous $10 tip even though their meal only cost $45! The rest of their night out went great, but things took a disturbing turn when Whitney looked at her bank account the next morning. In fact, Whitney was so upset with what she discovered that she took to Facebook to share how disgusted she was by the actions of the waitress who served them that night. Here is what she said: “So last night my husband and I ate at Abuelo’s in Roanoke. We tipped $10 on 45 and made it $55.40 and I signed my name. I didn’t take the blank customer copy out of the book. Today I checked my bank account and saw where we had been charged 65.40 so I called the manager and he said that’s what we wrote.”
Whitney knew that wasn’t the case so she drove to the restaurant to get to the bottom of it. This is what she claims happened: “The waitress trashed my receipt (the merchant copy) and filled out the customer copy and forged a signature that doesn’t even look like my name. I mean, seriously? She could have at least tried to sign my last name ‘Anderson.’ I called corporate and they said they will get back with me in less than 10 business days and the manager just said he’d refund my $10 she stole in less than 10 business days. It’s not just about $10 is the fact that this is fraud and theft! I have been serving for 11 years now and so many people leave that blank copy of the receipt and it’s never crossed my mind to fill it out and forge their signature! I’m appalled that this place is not doing anything about it and allowing someone so dishonest to handle money and people’s credit cards. The police are involved now. I mean, who knows how long she’s been doing this to people that probably don’t check their bank accounts regularly?”
Thank goodness Whitney checked the receipt!
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