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From: [an eater]
Date: Friday, January 16, 2009
To: eater complaints dept.
Subject: Jerk Manager at Bowery's Think Coffee
So I buy a grilled cheese with ham and tomato, plus a cup of soup, and the price comes in looking high. I do the math in my head and something's not quite right. The cashier is being super helpful and nice about it -- and why shouldn't he be? The place wasn't crowded (kind of surprising as afternoons there can be very busy).
We're in the process of narrowing down the issue, which is that the register rings up the ham add-on as $.50 extra than it's listed on the board. Right around then, a supervisor-type guy comes by and gets all, "What's the problem? This is about $.50? This is New York City. Pay him out of the register if it's that big of a deal."
To that guy:
Yes, it is $.50. Yes, it is New York City. And no, it's not that big of a deal (I certainly wasn't making it into one). But you know what? It's not unreasonable to expect you to charge for things as they're advertised.
Interestingly enough, when I got a bagel at the same Think coffee this morning, I overheard this guy debating with one of his co-workers whether or not he should respond to a Missed Connection ad that presumably was about him. He had decided that he was going to do it. Well, to whomever placed the missed connection ad for the bearded, scruffy, manager guy at Think Coffee on Bowery: please note that he's a douchebag.