Wednesday 1 July 2009

Tryst, Toronto, ON

We were heading home and passed by a party going on at Tryst.

There was a $10 cover charge (we weren't planning on staying long enough to justify paying it). Gord told the bouncer that we were old and only wanted to have a drink so they let us in for free. Ha!

Rum 'n Cokes were only $4. The bartender gave me two drinks, I gave her $10 and she moved on ... no change. Since drinks were so cheap, I let it go because usually a rum 'n Coke is way more at a place like this.

There was techno-crap playing and we danced a bit.

We ordered another drink from the same bartender ... a rum 'n Coke for me and a beer for Gord.

This time I gave her $20 and she gave me $5 back and walked away. There's no way a beer cost $11!

So I called her on it.

As she leaned on the counter to tell me that I was mistaken and she'd given me back all my change, she palmed $4 (two toonies) onto it ... as if it had been there all along, which we all know it wasn't.

Needless to say, I didn't give her a tip.

In that kind of an atmosphere, I bet she makes a lot of $$ scamming people like that.


rachaelgking said...

That's HORRIBLE. I bartended for many years, and I wasn't always a saint, but I would NEVER knowingly steal money from someone. Karma will get her...

Karen said...

Some people can be very dishonest.

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I had thought it was my blogaversary tomorrow (Friday). i shall be putting some candy on when I get to 5000 hits.

Your blog is great. Where you live looks so beautiful.

Love Karen x

Teresa said...

That's not very nice. Certainly would want to go back to that place.

Ziggy Stardust said...

That stinks, I never know how to handle those situations.


Lord of the Wing said...

Wow - I can't believe she was such a scammer!

Kudos for calling her on it.

Popcorn said...

Belated blogoversary!

artsyclay said...

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Blogversary this week! Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July!

kris said...

thanks for the reminder!
Happy Belated to you!

Chris Mathieson said...

Glad you said something... people who don't get called on stuff like that keep doing it. You've done the rest of us a favour... thanks!

TYhe other common scam is passing counterfiet money in a bar; if you give it to someone in their change after they've had a few, they don't notice that the paper is the wrong texture and that it's not a dead Prime Minister on the bill, it's Alfred E. Newman. ;)


Chris Mathieson said...

And, of course, NetChick sent me. :)

RennyBA said...

That's what I call service! Take me with next time :-)

Unknown said...

She sounds smooth! I guess she expected you to be drunk enough to not notice. I like the way you got in without the cover charge though. :)

Rafael Cruz said...

Thanks for the congratulations!!