I learned a thing today.
So I'm in New Orleans for SIGGRAPH 09. Nvidia threw a three stop bar crawl bash. Bandrik, Wahay, Genevieve, and our friend Camille went out. I owed Camille a drink, so we walked to the bar at the first stop.
They had sailor Jerry, this pleased me.
I decided to buy a jerry and coke for Camille, genevieve, and myself. Genevieve got hers as a triple. It's all good, it's SIGGRAPH, it's 'nawlens.
My tab comes back. $54.58. Fifty Four dollars. For three rum and cokes.
I don't care if that triple was a quad, you could never convince me that rum and cokes would cost that much.
Now, I don't make a ton of money, I save every bit I can. A tab like this though, I'm done spending money for the rest of this trip, it shut me down.
Fortunately for me, Camille is the take-no-crap type. She couldn't figure out why it was so dang expensive, and so we debated it with the bartender. We were fortuitous, for we talked the bill down to $30.
The bartender made a mistake, it seems she thought Camille's drink and my own were doubles. But still, that's irrelevant. For the price of the three rum and cokes I bought, I could have bought two bottles of Sailor jerry from a store.
I was glad to have gotten them drinks, but frick, sailor jerry spiced rum does not equate to any numbers that large.
So I learned a lesson. New Orleans is hella expensive, and you need to check drink prices before you throw down an order if your in unfamiliar territory.
Screw you, 'nawlens.
I can't be the only one who's amassed a huge tab from whatever number of reasons. Anyone have any stories from their own experiences of bar fail? I'd love to hear them, so my wallet doesn't feel quite
as bad. misery, your name is wallet, and Misery loves company.