Waiter Uses Craigslist Ad to Shame Women Who Skipped Out on Bar Tab

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A waiter is reaching out to two attractive young women via the Craigslist "Missed Connections" listing -- for drinking and dashing! His ad is sweet and flirtatious but his intentions are serious. Girlfriends need to pay up, ASAP!


Bartender Stephen O'Laughlin describes the encounter in detail in his ad, "ISO 2 SWF Who Walked Out on Tab After Class on Wednesday." Apparently the women were blond and "gorgeous," were in the company of three other men, and were all "very nice." He included a photo of the empty glasses.

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"My hunch is that you figured the guys had bought your drinks (and why not?!?!) or simply you had too much to drink," O'Laughlin suggests. Actually, that's probably exactly what happened. The pretty women are probably so accustomed to men buying their drinks that it doesn't even occur to them to check just to make sure. 

But even if you're a gorgeous blonde whose drinks are usually paid for by men, you are still moving about in a world of other human beings. So it's your responsibility to make sure your bills get paid. Be beautiful on the inside, too.

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Anyway, the bill came up to less than seven dollars but it's the principle, O'Laughlin told WDAF. "There are so many waiters and bartenders in the world. It happens to so many people at some point, and I feel like it's a story a lot of waiters can relate to."

Yup, A LOT! The ad has gone viral, and if the girls haven't heard about it by now they really must be drinking too much. I can imagine they may be too embarrassed to own up to their mistake in person. But you know what? There's always the option to put the seven bucks (plus tip) in an envelope and mail it to the bar with a nice written apology. Just saying.

Do you think other people who saw this ad will think twice about assuming someone paid for their bill in the future?


Images via MaxyM/Shutterstock, Craigslist

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