Can this really happen? I am pretty sure you will have many experts confirming this as a possibility. So let me ask you a more direct question. Can this happen to you? Now I am curious. What was your answer? As for me, I thought this could not happen to me until yesterday. Then, life throws you a surprise when you are least expecting one. The restaurant did pay for a bottle of wine.
I was in London yesterday meeting up with friends. I haven't seen or talked to these friends for more than a decade. The interesting thing about friends is that you start off quickly from where you left off even when the last meeting must have been decades back. So it was interesting conversation where the integrated British citizens were amusing me by having wine and not their national pride namely beer.
Although we were seated outside a restaurant situated near Waterloo, the heater provided us comfort from the chilling weather. Sometime between the appetizer and the main course, the waiter turned up with a strange request regarding the heater. The heater is placed with part of outside on the patio and the other part inside the building. So it gives comfort to the guests sitting in the patio and inside at the same time. Whoever has come out with the design need to take a serious career self-evaluation . You will know in a moment why I say so.
Under normal circumstances, the heater should give comfort to all. In this particular instance, the heater was giving comfort to us who were sitting outside and discomfort to those sitting inside. The waiter had approached us to see if it was okay to switch off the heater. Without batting an eyelid, my super cool friend readily agreed. When I was looking at him wide mouthed, he affirmatively to the waiter, "The bottle of wine is on the house for this!".
When the bill came, they had added the bottle of wine on the top and then subtracted it at the end. The reason for discount was stated as "long wait to be seated". The reason stated was not right. But we are happy as the bottle of wine was free.