Before I tell you what happened, I must make something clear. I work
at a pizza place my dad opened a few years ago, it’s a good job and I
get good money, but there are the customers who will do anything to
get a cheap meal, like this one. Also, I live in Scotland, so we use
pounds as our currency.
This customer comes in with a group of his friends. He sits in my
section, so, since I’m not busy, I get there almost immediately after
they’ve all settled.
Me: Good afternoon sirs! Welcome to -name of restaurant- Would you
like to order your drinks?
Customer: Is Pat (My dad’s name) around?
Me: I’m sorry, but he’s out right now. Would you like me to tell him
you were looking for him?
Customer: No, it’s okay. It’s just I’m Pat’s older brother and he
usually gives me discounts.
Now this is a complete shock. Last time I checked, my dad was an only
child and I didn’t have an uncle.
Me: Sir, what is your name?
Me: Well Uncle John, I don’t know how neither me or my dad knew about
you, but it’s nice to meet a new family member!
The customer immediately realizes he’s been caught and gets very
embarrassed, especially since his friends burst out laughing at him.
He stays in the restaurant though and I get a £50 tip on a £100
bill. A good night, and it gave my dad a good laugh when he got back
and I told him the story.