A Fast One Gets Pulled On Me
After this happened, I felt like it was something that should have happened, or I should have noticed, a long time ago.
While bartending last weekend, we were fairly busy. I spotted a potential customer leaning against the bar, waiting patiently with money in hand. In a more than reasonable amount of time, I walked over to him and asked him what he needed.
"Just a water, man," he said as he pocketed his money.
I made him his water, saw I was getting no tip, and since water is free, I realized that I had been had. The guy lured me over to the opposite end of the bar with his cash-in-hand, and got what he wanted without paying a dime.