Leaving Your Phone Number on a Restaurant Receipt...

  • torontoguy222...

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    Apr 28, 2009 1:11 AM GMT
    Do people actually do this?

    Here's a scenario that's happened a few times: I'm at a restaurant or a pub with a friend. A cute waiter happens to be serving us. He also happens to appear quite gay. More importantly, he seems to be taking a special interest in you, striking up conversation with me instead of my straight, female acquaintance.

    This happened today, and my straight gal friend insisted that I write my number on the receipt!! I laughed her off, arguing that she's been watching too many movies, as this only happens in Hollywood.

    I'm wondering if anyone has ever done this? Do people actually do this? In this case today I wasn't particularly into the guy, but he seemed like a lovely person and I totally would have liked to befriend him.

    Let me know your thoughts/stories.

    Tony
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    Apr 28, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
    yeah I've done it, they called.. we screwed like rabbits.. lunch there was always very good there after that
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    Apr 28, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    lilTanker - The whole "screwing like rabbits" thing seems to be a common thread with you lately!! First the kid at the grocery store and now the receipt waiter. Is there anyone that you haven't screwed like a rabbit? LOL!!

    To the OP, I've never done that, but thought about it before. Don't see what it could hurt. Worst that could happen is you never get a call. I say go for it.
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    Apr 28, 2009 1:48 AM GMT
    halltd saidlilTanker - The whole "screwing like rabbits" thing seems to be a common thread with you lately!! First the kid at the grocery store and now the receipt waiter. Is there anyone that you haven't screwed like a rabbit? LOL!!
    The red head I chatted up at the gym named Bill.. we haven't screwed like rabbits yet..

    I'm just overly sexual dats all icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 28, 2009 1:50 AM GMT
    key word being "yet"! icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 28, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    good idea.
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    Apr 28, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    halltd saidkey word being "yet"! icon_smile.gif
    *nods* dat guy was HAWT.. poor thing was like a little gazelle in the spotlight when I sauntered up to him (yes, I sauntered) and started chatting him up and then he went as red as his hair when I asked for his number hehehe so cute!
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    Apr 28, 2009 2:06 AM GMT
    torontoguy2222 said A cute waiter happens to be serving us. He also happens to appear quite gay. More importantly, he seems to be taking a special interest in you, striking up conversation with me instead of my straight, female acquaintance. my straight gal friend insisted that I write my number on the receipt!! I laughed her off, arguing that she's been watching too many movies, as this only happens in Hollywood. I'm wondering if anyone has ever done this?

    Yes. Once in my student days I was having lunch in a Boston restaurant. At the next table was a party of 4. One very handsome guy was giving me the eye. I was amused but thought this is just another blip on the radar. Wrong. He got up to got to the restroom and dropped a note on the table.
    I called him up and he invited me over for cocktails. He had a beautiful Back Bay apartment with a grand piano. He turned out to be an accomplished classical pianist and could play practically anything on request.
    Well, after some romantic selections climaxing in Schumann's "Carnaval" we adjourned to the bedroom only to find that he was the most inert sexual partner I ever had. By his own admission he was the "worst lay in Boston," which is saying quite a lot.

    So much for the Hollywood myth.
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    Apr 28, 2009 2:16 AM GMT
    What, you dont have proper calling cards that you can discreetly leave with the check? ... icon_eek.gif

    Oh and tell you dont wear that stupid hat and look like Anne of Green Gables when you go out for lunch....please!
  • torontoguy222...

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    Apr 28, 2009 2:24 AM GMT
    LMFAO! No I don't wear that hat! hahaha.

    Interesting to see that this isn't such a radical idea. I guess I didn't have much to lose (except maybe my dignity, and the inability to go back to that Jack Astors location lol).
  • swimbikerun

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    Apr 28, 2009 2:45 AM GMT
    As a waiter it would happen to me every now and then. Of course, this always meant a good ribbing by the closing manager as: all receipts are turned in after the shift. Every comment, good, bad or otherwise is therefore read by management when you write something on the 'house' receipt!

    As Calson said, a calling card looks very slick and is much more discreet. That's why I have them!
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    Apr 28, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    Writing your number on a receipt is like sooo ancient.

    Nowadays, you're supposed to beam your contact info from your cell phone to his cell phone. Don't forget to also beam your MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter profile names too.

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  • dannyboy1101

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    Apr 28, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    swimbikerun saidAs a waiter it would happen to me every now and then. Of course, this always meant a good ribbing by the closing manager as: all receipts are turned in after the shift. Every comment, good, bad or otherwise is therefore read by management when you write something on the 'house' receipt!

    As Calson said, a calling card looks very slick and is much more discreet. That's why I have them!


    That's why I put mine on a cocktail napkin. Haha... business card to me would seem a bit pretentious and like one would plan on doing this all the time. Personally, wouldn't work for me.
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    Apr 28, 2009 3:02 AM GMT
    I think it happens VERY often. I got a phone number from a waiter once, and even left a note for a waiter - he was the guy a guy I had been seeing left me for...I still tipped but wanted him to know the scum he was seeing.
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    Apr 28, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    dannyboy1101 said
    swimbikerun saidAs a waiter it would happen to me every now and then. Of course, this always meant a good ribbing by the closing manager as: all receipts are turned in after the shift. Every comment, good, bad or otherwise is therefore read by management when you write something on the 'house' receipt!

    As Calson said, a calling card looks very slick and is much more discreet. That's why I have them!


    That's why I put mine on a cocktail napkin. Haha... business card to me would seem a bit pretentious and like one would plan on doing this all the time. Personally, wouldn't work for me.


    Ive done it not sure if anything ever happened from that but I met him again at a later date and something did happen haha.

    The personal calling cards I have always had a laugh at, this girl at school was showing off her new cards one day I had to laugh and tell her they made her look like a hooker.
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    Apr 28, 2009 3:06 AM GMT
    Dude, its how you make money as a waiter or bar tender. While you wait on the customer you make him feel that he is the most important person on the planet. Its called hospitality and you will end up with twice the tip money at the end of the night compared to a waiter with an "attitude".
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    Apr 28, 2009 3:08 AM GMT
    dannyboy1101 said
    swimbikerun saidAs a waiter it would happen to me every now and then. Of course, this always meant a good ribbing by the closing manager as: all receipts are turned in after the shift. Every comment, good, bad or otherwise is therefore read by management when you write something on the 'house' receipt!

    As Calson said, a calling card looks very slick and is much more discreet. That's why I have them!


    That's why I put mine on a cocktail napkin. Haha... business card to me would seem a bit pretentious and like one would plan on doing this all the time. Personally, wouldn't work for me.
    Well they just have my name, number and email address on them. I have terrible handwriting and I'd rather just hand something to someone than scramble for a writing device and something to scratch on.
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    Apr 28, 2009 3:30 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidDude, its how you make money as a waiter or bar tender. While you wait on the customer you make him feel that he is the most important person on the planet. Its called hospitality and you will end up with twice the tip money at the end of the night compared to a waiter with an "attitude".


    I concur. However, sometimes, waiters need love too.

    Just do it, the worst that can happen is if he, along with his drunk friends, makes a few prank phone calls late at night.

    PS waiters treat me like scum.
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    Apr 28, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    dannyboy1101 saidAs Calson said, a calling card looks very slick and is much more discreet. That's why I have them!


    That's why I put mine on a cocktail napkin. Haha... business card to me would seem a bit pretentious and like one would plan on doing this all the time. Personally, wouldn't work for me.
    I didnt say business card....you dont want to give out your business information! ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 28, 2009 3:39 AM GMT
    swimbikerun saidAs a waiter it would happen to me every now and then. Of course, this always meant a good ribbing by the closing manager as: all receipts are turned in after the shift. Every comment, good, bad or otherwise is therefore read by management when you write something on the 'house' receipt!

    As Calson said, a calling card looks very slick and is much more discreet. That's why I have them!



    this is definitely not the case for all restaurants. But as a server/bartender myself, regardless of whether i would HAVE to hand in the receipt with said number on it in, i'd definitely show it to just about everyone for a good laugh. (i tend to get a lot of numbers from younger girls which is funny)

    to the OP, i've been on the other side of this. i served in nyc, a guy came in and was quite obviously flirting with me (and i can't say i wasn't flirting back.) anyway, he ended up coming in another day and happened to sit in my section again, this time he left his number. because i had seen him before and we seemed to have a lot in common, i called him and we went on a few dates.

    Anyway.... i don't think leaving your number could hurt at all if you're legitimately interested. at worst, HE feels flattered yet doesn't call and YOU move on with your life.
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    Apr 28, 2009 3:46 AM GMT
    look people if you ever want the guy to actually call you.... LEAVE A GOOD TIP!!! So many servers get numbers but an average to lousy tip. If you want us to call at least 25 to 30 percent tip. lol
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    Apr 28, 2009 3:47 AM GMT
    BJJMMAFighter saidlook people if you ever want the guy to actually call you.... LEAVE A GOOD TIP!!! So many servers get numbers but an average to lousy tip. If you want us to call at least 25 to 30 percent tip. lol


    COMPLETELY agree!
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    Apr 28, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    BJJMMAFighter saidlook people if you ever want the guy to actually call you.... LEAVE A GOOD TIP!!! So many servers get numbers but an average to lousy tip. If you want us to call at least 25 to 30 percent tip. lol

    Isn't that venturing into--you know, hustler territory? icon_smile.gif

    Depends on whether you leave the tip on the table or the dresser ... icon_wink.gif
  • zenny

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    Apr 28, 2009 3:52 AM GMT

    that reminded of one time i went to a restaurant with a bunch of my straight friends. The waiter was obviously gay, so i decided to leave my number and what do you know, he texted 20 min. later lol we talked but then i lost his number and oops icon_eek.gif never returned to that place again. lol
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    Apr 28, 2009 3:57 AM GMT
    Done it a few times, one was taken (found out at the mall a couple weeks later) and the other just didn't call if he even got it. The thing about reciepts is that they might not see it or even notice just cause they see a receipt especially if they are not allowed to keep it and have to put it in a cash drawer. Will keep trying if i keep getting the gay waiters in my area who talk to me more than my girlies lol.