My sister ran out on the bill at a restaurant – I gave the staff her details’
Sharing her story anonymously, a woman said that she went for a meal with her sister but she ran off without paying – so instead of picking up her bill she gave them her details
A woman landed her sister in legal hot water after she ran out of a restaurant without paying her bill – as instead of settling it for her she gave the woman’s details to the owner.
Sharing her story anonymously, the woman said that her sister had just moved to the area and the pair, with their partners in tow, went out for a fancy meal to welcome her to town.
But when they had finished eating, the sister excused herself from the table and didn’t return, then her boyfriend, confused, went to look for her – but then he failed to return too.
The woman soon realised what had happened but instead of paying for the sister and her partner’s meals, she reported the issue to the restaurant staff and gave them her telephone number and address.
Taking to Reddit, the woman said: “At the end of the meal my sister excuses herself to the bathroom and when she doesn’t come back relatively soon her boyfriend goes to find her.
“After a while, neither of them comes back. We go to check for them and they are gone. I call/text her and she texts back that they’ve left but ‘thanks for dinner, it was just as amazing as you said it would be’.
“I asked her what she meant but no response.
“I texted again asking if she really just stuck us with the bill and no response. I then texted that I never agreed to pay for them and that she had 30 minutes to come back to the restaurant or I’ll give the restaurant all her information and they will likely involve the police.
“No response. At the 30 minute mark, I called/texted and got no response. So I stayed true to my word. I paid for mine and my husband’s portion and gave all her information to the manager for their portion and then left.
“The next day she called me back upset that she’s been getting calls from the restaurant asking her to come pay or they’ll contact the police.
“I said I’m not surprised since she skipped out on her bill. She said she thought I was paying the tab since I’ve paid for our dinners in the past.
“She then said she thought I’d just pay but when I asked the waiter for separate cheques she realized I wasn’t and left for the bathroom planning to ditch.
“I said that since the restaurant hadn’t contacted the police yet, all she had to do was go in and pay and it would be settled. She didn’t want to do that because it would be too embarrassing and asked me to cover it. I again said no and that she had to take care of it.”
After her story was shared online, the woman was inundated with messages from other Reddit users who said that the sister was in the wrong.
One said: “Your sister and her boyfriend’s behaviour was so gross. It is commonly understood that the assumption is that the bill will be split unless previously agreed that one person is paying.”
While a second added: “She literally left you at the restaurant and she’s embarrassed?”
And a third wrote: “Your sister assumed that you would shell out for her and her boyfriend when you pushed for a cheaper restaurant? She’s freeloading.”