Monday, July 31, 2006

"No Ice please. . . Ok that will be $1 sir"

Have you ever been to a bar or restaurant and order a drink with no ice?

Imagine its a Thursday night, the weekend is in sight, you are hanging out with friends drinking after work and when its quitting time you finally get a bill. You look at the bill and something doesnt look right. You probably are not too wasted because you have work the next day but for some reason you think you are being overcharged.

You ask the bartender: "Hey why am I being charged more for my drinks?"
and he replies "You ordered your drinks without ice"
You are about to pass out and its not because of the alcohol running through your veins.

Ok, so we are probably getting more used to getting passed the rising costs of gas/oil from our gas/electric company, water delivery service, garbage pickup etc. Recently, it has become a rising trend that customers are being charged for ordering drinks without ice! Everyone knows that the more ice there is in a drink, the less "real stuff" you are going to get but COME-ON!!!.

As reported in the USA today on 7/28 - "the extra charge for a drink served without ice is $1 is because "there's more liquor in it. It's not anything done for any kind of deceptive purposes. A martini glass needs to be full."

Personally, I think this is the lamest excuse that I have ever heard. Apparantly, bar and restaurant owners have found their R factor in our backpocket.

What is your opinion?

3 Comments:

At 6:51 PM, Blogger goober said...

OMG that is so lame. i had really bad drink servec at taco bell check out my blog for the whole story. http://goober-place.blogspot.com

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Kate said...

With liquor I can understand it actually, because it is expensive. But if they start doing this with say, soda at restaurants, I'd be mad because literally soda only costs restaurants only a few pennies per 16 oz. serving, so they're already marking it up like 400%.

 
At 9:10 PM, Blogger Dwayne said...

I don't like ice; it gets in the way.

 

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