While visiting the Baltimore, Md area, we planned to meet family for breakfast at Bob Evans. My aunt said she was there already, just waiting for us.
When I informed the joyless blonde hostess of this, she appeared to look me up and down and then remarked, "I'm pretty sure they're not here." How could she be sure? Next, a friendly server took our order of 2 coffees and an orange juice. Just as she returned with the drinks, my cousin called to say we were in the wrong BE restaurant. I informed the cashier of our error with a smile.
He hunted down our server so he could get our ticket, which she hadn't even placed in the system yet, and charged me $10.35. He did offer directions to the right Bob Evans though.
We are African American and as much as I wish it didn't matter I think that was the reason for her comment..even though she was right. The whole thing just left a bad taste in my mouth.
Monetary Loss: $10.