Monday, July 07, 2008

Jia Ba Liao Bo Heng Lui

吃饱了没有还钱。吃霸王餐。Eat full already never pay.

Times are bad with inflation at an all-time high.

It’s especially unbearable for low-income workers and their families.

But why is it that we seldom hear of people dining at restaurants without paying?

I suppose it’s because people who frequent restaurants usually are able to pay for their dinner bills. And they are usually unlikely to cheat.

But then I heard from my colleague that he and his friends had actually eaten at Sakae Sushi and Swensen’s without paying the bills before.

They did it when the restaurants were crowded and there were not enough waiters to serve all the customers at the same time.

So after having a sumptuous meal, they just walked out of the restaurants. And no one stopped them at all.

I bet the staff would have to split the unpaid dinner bills. The waiter(s) in charge of their table might have even gotten fired too. These staff must have cursed and sworn at the customers who just ate and left the restaurants without paying. These customers who left without paying their bills are cheapskate assholes and bastards, as far as the restaurant staff are concerned.

This colleague of mine said it felt shiok to eat without paying. He didn't show any tinge of remorse for his wrongdoing at all.


Blogger seefei said...

aiyah must be like the bus company. spend some $$ do a research and come out with some figure in the millions to show the loss in income. then pressure government to throw ppl in jail or hefty fine like 100 time their meal bill if they are caught not paying.

do it the singapore way...

Monday, July 7, 2008 at 3:36:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Old Beng said...

You said, "This colleague of mine said it felt shiok to eat without paying."

I see your colleague no up!!

Monday, July 7, 2008 at 6:43:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To See Fei: Good idea :)

To Old Beng: Yaloh. Very cheapskate hoh? :p

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 9:42:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Singapore.Boy said...


Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 3:51:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Singapore.boy: I don't think the staff are being complacent. It's unreasonable to expect them to be able to keep track of all the customers on every table during their peak hours. Customers who eat without paying are not customers at all. They are cheats.

Friday, July 11, 2008 at 9:18:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Teoh Yi Chie said...

Don't bother about cheats.

Compromise on integrity and sooner or later, there will be none left.

Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 5:15:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Teoh Yi Chie: If you run a restautant, you have to bother about cheats. Otherwise they could well cause your business to run into losses. Some people just don't have integrity.

Monday, July 14, 2008 at 9:59:00 AM GMT+8  

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