And how would I as a restaurant owner know or care who the person was or where they were from and whether they had been here before.
Plenty of “high class” wealthy people are thieves.
Yes it sucks, and they are getting plenty of bad press over it. As a business owner who has had customers bail on their bill I can’t say I blame them too much.
“And how would I as a restaurant owner know or care who the person was or where they were from and whether they had been here before.”
Well, many restaurant owners are quite hands on, they know their regular customers because that is their bread and butter, so they take care of them. The waitstaff certainly knows the regulars, and whether they are good tippers or not.
I know the manager of a supermarket he’s said the same thing.
One of their regular customers stiffed them several times with the same story.
Never seemed to remember to bring the money after she got the groceries home.
It wasn’t as if she didn’t have the money to pay, she did. In fact she was quite wealthy.
She was just a thief.