Over the course of a few weeks’ worth of radio quiz competitions, my friends and I had won three dinners for two, each to the value of $70 at Carlo’s. The only condition on the prize vouchers was that alcoholic drinks were not included. We decided to cash in our prizes for someone’s birthday.
However, at Carlo’s, we were made to feel as if we were seeking to ‘abuse the system’ by having 6 people at one table using 3 separate prize vouchers. We asked if it would be a problem if we sat at 3 tables of 2 and were advised that this would be OK. We subsequently did this, with a fair degree of grace on our parts.
Next thing, the goatee-faced gorilla-esque manager – Con Carlissios – scuttled out from under a rock in the kitchen and abused us because “…we were getting this for free…” and for “…carrying on like this…”. It did not appear to occur to this mouth-breathing troglodyte that 1×6=3×2. Go figure.
Our take on the situation was validated by the table next to us where the people were appalled that we were were treated in such a churlish and petulant manner. Thanks Con, you are one.