March 03, 2008

Yes, We Have No Bananas!

Saturday was my 33rd birthday, and Melissa and I were excited because we were going to a local Japanese steakhouse to celebrate. Melissa had the forethought to locate a coupon that touted half-price entrees to people celebrating their birthday.

So, we were seated, and I ordered the combination filet mignon, shrimp and chicken entree, and Melissa goes to hand over the coupon, at which point the waitress informed us:

"I'm sorry, but we don't honor those on Saturdays."

What kind of a policy is that? That coupon is completely useless if your birthday happens to fall on a Saturday. I mean, COME ON! As my co-worker, Caroline, puts it:

"that's like saying here's a coupon for memorial day, but you can't use it on Mondays"

Posted by Ryan at March 3, 2008 02:34 PM | TrackBack

** This coupon not valid for use in the existing universe. **

Was the not valid on Saturdays printed on the coupon? If not then they have no grounds to deny its use on that day and its just stupid to do it anyway.

And Happy Birthday, ya punk kid!

Posted by: Erik at March 3, 2008 04:48 PM

Unfortunately, the "no Saturday" thing was indeed in the small print on the coupon. Still, it made my birthday seem somehow less special. *sigh*

Posted by: Ryan at March 4, 2008 10:53 AM

Bastards! And also *HAPPY BIRTHDAY*

Posted by: Donna at March 4, 2008 02:05 PM

LOL! I have a better one: the night before I graduated from that so-called "college" in SE MN, I went to Green Mill with my friend and her whole family; there were about 20 of us. My friend had coupons for buy one meal get the second free. She even showed them to the waitress before we ordered. When it came time to pay, the Green Mill refused to take the coupons, because they were only good for the downtown Minneapolis restaurant! AND that was after we'd ordered about $400 in drinks and shots.

Posted by: Autumn at March 5, 2008 08:42 AM


Posted by: Autumn at March 5, 2008 08:43 AM

Its still lame and stupid of them and I likely would have either demanded they honor the coupon or walk out. Because, generally, once they see money leaving they'll break down and make it right. Or they should if they have two brain cells left to rub together.

Autumn, that sucks especially since they showed them the coupons they were planning on using.

PS. Mu Nu's commenting sucks ass very, very badly. I'd cagefight it if I could (can you say rear naked choke?!).

Posted by: Erik at March 6, 2008 04:18 PM
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