December 06, 2006

My two cents

I don't why I'm so interested in receipts lately, but here's another one from the restaurant in Park Slope that at one point seemed to be changing its name from Circles but has either changed its mind or just been incredibly lazy about it:

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I post this to point out the unusual two-cent charge for "rounding", which brings the bill from $22.93 to the nearest five-cent increment, $22.95. Has anyone seen this before? I can only assume it means they support Jim Kolbe and the war on pennies. This will surely come as quite a blow to K-Fed, and so soon after the divorce announcement!

Posted by Francis at 05:09 AM
Comments

I hope that jicama pineapple salad was incredibly tasty, or that you at least got some to take home.

Posted by: RichM at December 6, 2006 10:45 AM

It was pretty good, but I should have gotten my usual feta, pepperoni, and salsa pizza. No, I didn't make that up.

Posted by: Francis at December 6, 2006 10:53 AM

The rounding charge is a new one to me. I'll keep an eye out for it. I wonder if you could dispute it? I mean, yeah, it's for $.02, but it's the principle of the thing! I wonder if they ever round down, like if the bill would be 22.92 without the rounding charge. Would they round down 2 cents, or round up 3?

Posted by: Janice in GA at December 6, 2006 02:23 PM

I appreciate that they calculated the rounding charge after taxes.

Posted by: Charles at December 7, 2006 05:08 PM

Well, you may have an opinion, but that is just their 2cents.

Posted by: Foonly Bar at December 7, 2006 05:59 PM

And thus I learn that people don't actually read the titles of blog posts.

Posted by: Francis at December 7, 2006 06:04 PM

Sorry to post a comment on something so old, but while surfing the web this afternoon (I was looking for information on situations where 1+1 != 2 because there was an article about Tim Russert having to answer yes or no on the witness stand, which led me to a post on digg.com about Verizon not knowing the difference between .0002 dollars and .0002 cents, which got picked up on consumerist.com, where somebody commented that Verizon was "rounding like that restaurant in Brooklyn," which made me curious to know if more than one restaurant in Brooklyn was rounding -- (is there an editor in the house?!?)) I found a scan of a familiar receipt. "I know that Jicama Pineapple Salad!" I exclaimed. Sure enough, your receipt was being discussed here: http://consumerist.com/consumer/pennies/restaurant-rounds-up-to-the-nearest-nickel-220293.php

Need I say that there was no mention of Heaneyland! and that there were more comments discussing your receipt on that site (think of the lost advertising revenue). I think you should investigate, especially when the big, bad, "Consumerist" should be protecting your rights.

And no, despite the appearance of something randomly generated, this isn't a spam comment.

-D

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