Have you ever eaten in a restaurant and realized you have no money with you?

@reco13 (605)
Philippines
May 9, 2010 4:45am CST
I see other people being in an embarrassing situation wherein they have eaten in a restaurant yet they are not bringing any money with them, or if they do have, it's not enough. Just like what happened to one of my friends wherein she texted me just to tell me to come and lend her some money since she can't leave the restaurant without paying for what she had eaten. I think I will be so ashamed if this happens to me. That is why, I look at my wallet first and think if I can afford the foods offered in the restaurant before I take orders. How about you? Did this incident ever happened with you?
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16 responses
@cardec10 (111)
• Philippines
13 May 10
For me i haven't really experienced this situation yet but, i guess it is never a crime at all. For me food is for everybody, the hungry must eat or be fed or given food and if it ever happens to anybody including me of course i guess it is never INTENTIONALLY so i guess it can be pardoned or perhaps what other things to pay for this is under the law of the owner of the restaurant and i believe the penalty is and should not be in a manner of brutality. For me something that is a normal part of having a business of restaurant and besides it never happens all the time just perhaps once in a blue moon so i guess for me this is but normal and to give pardon for this matter is also a good feeling if i am the owner cause you somehow helped a hungry person or group of people.
• Philippines
10 May 10
whenever i step out from home i always make sure i bring my money with me so taht i know if i need to go back or not, so that if im out and want to eat or buy something, i will buy them knowing i have enough money and if none then i will only buy or order what i can afford. if in case i left my wallet then before i call the waiter, i guess i need to check first if my wallet is with me to make sure i have something to pay if in case i forgot then perhaps i can left my cellphone with them and just come back later on to pay the bills and get back my mobile.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
10 May 10
This didn't happen to me because I always make sure to see if have the money before buying things. I always carry my card with me. So, even if I don't have money in cash, I can always pay using my debit card. I usually go to the same resturants nearby my house. If I go to a new resturant and I don't have enough case, I always make sure that they accept my debit card before having food. One of my friend's friend had this problem. She went for an interview and it turned out to be horrible. She has the habit of having lot of food whenever she is nervours. So, she got into a resturant and had a lot of food and later found out that she had not money. She had a shock when she found out that she had no money. Immediately, she called a friend and asked her to bring the money.
@cintoy (1014)
• Indonesia
10 May 10
hopefully and thankfully i haven't got into this situation before. Trust that it should be extremely embarrassing. but it's not that we should always take lots of cash anywhere. that's where cards are getting handy. we can always use cards in restaurant where not only it is safe for our pocket but it is more prestigious. have a great day
@juggerogre (1659)
• Philippines
10 May 10
It happened to me once. Me and my girlfriend went to a Japanese restaurant. After we've done eating I request for our bill and when I checked my wallet I don't have enough money. My heart started racing and then I remembered that I brought my credit card with me. That saves me. I don't want to let my girlfriend pay for me so I'm really thankful for my credit card :D
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
9 May 10
Yes, I am very much like you. I like to check my wallet and my pockets to make sure I have enough money to pay for the bill when I am out eating at a restaurant. I would feel embarrassed if they saw my friend come in from out of nowhere into the restaurant to lend me money.
• United States
9 May 10
this happened to me when I was eating with my family. Thankfully the owners trusted use to bring the money to them the next day.
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
9 May 10
The very thought of it can bring shivers to the very tip of my spine. That is the reason why even though I love bags, I only stick to one until it is no longer of use. Changing bags had caused me to forget my wallet at times. Good thing I haven't encountered any situation similar to the one you mentioned. Should it happens, I will call my immediate relative to fetch me and have them bring my wallet or they can pay first then I will repay them.
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
9 May 10
fortunately, this never really happen to me... i always make sure that i have enough money in my wallet before i order my food... and most of the time, i use credit card nowadays to pay for my purchases anyway... so it doesn't really matter to me... but if it does happen to me, i will definitely feel very embarrassed... take care and have a nice day...
• India
9 May 10
fortunately i don have any such experience...but i have seen some people those who forgot to take money...and blinking like anything...that situation will be like hell for sure...
@busybee10 (3191)
• India
9 May 10
I hope this should not happen to any one - because we are going to eat in a restaurant in a dignified way and assure no one enters without money. If this is going to happen then I feel we are not having a planned way of doing things. In my life I do not entertain such happenings at all. I always am alert in such a sensitive issues - take care of having money and only then enter a hotel or a restaurant.
@phoenix8606 (4978)
9 May 10
nope, I haven't and thanks God that I always check my wallet before going at the restaurant. i guess it is really very embarrassing to know that you don't have enough to pay.
@oldchem1 (8144)
9 May 10
Hi Thankfully this has never happened to me, but something pretty close did once. I am going back probably 25 years, and we were on family holiday in Wales. I had no cash with me, nor cheques but I did have my bank card as that was the most usual way that we paid. We ate our meal ( it would have been quite expensive as there were five of us0 and I handed them the card - they didn't take card!! Neither was there a cash machine in the village, eventually they got around the situation by the fact that the owner was the owner also of a magazine and she took the card through that account. It was VERY embarasing though for a while.
@redhotpogo (3955)
• United States
9 May 10
yes. That did happen to me once. I went out to eat with my brother, and his wife. We all actually had money, but it was checks, and debit cards. When we went to pay for our meal the person said that they only take cash. We're like what? There's no signs anywhere saying you only take cash. There was even a credit card sign on the desk. They claimed it was old, and they only took cash now. We were trying to talk to them saying we can pay you, just let us go get some cash out of an atm, and they guy was saying no you can't leave until you pay. He said we would have to work it off. We're like fine ok ,how long. They said the rest of the night. We're like this is stupid one of us will just go get you some money. The guy threatened to call the cops if any of us left, so we all just ran out the door. I would never recommend anyone running out on your bill, but in that circumstance it was necessary. They were just trying to get some free work out of someone. Frikin $200 worth of work, for $15 worth of food.
@helman (115)
• Indonesia
9 May 10
maybe, not in restaurant. Someday I ever want to buy cake and I halve already ordered it. And when I wnat to paid it, I forgot that I didnot bring wallet.. so I wnet home a moment and back again and paid it, my friend laughed me
@evepin (723)
• Philippines
9 May 10
yup it just happened to me recently. i left my wallet in the car! fortunately i'm with my friend, so she footed the bill first then i paid her when we got to her home (i parked my car there). that was a bit embarassing!