My boyfriend works under his dad at this electrical work company. They do a lot of jobs around the city at various residential houses and commercial establishments.
One of the jobs he was scheduled to do was at a bar down the street from our house.
We go to a bar and they remember him from the consult. We introduce ourselves to the bartenders and they take our drink order and the bartender says “first round’s on me!” After we finish our drinks my boyfriend says we should get one more round before we dip out. By the time he’s halfway through his second beer, my boyfriend starts acting unusual.
I think he just hadn’t eaten much that day so is feeling the alcohol more than normal and I planned to head home soon to get him something to eat.
He says he’s going to the restroom and I say okay and that I’ll wait outside for him. He comes out and I asked if he’s paid his tab. He says he “doesn’t need to” I say uhhhh, yeah you do. I go in and pay for him. I look at the receipt and it said the first round was comped but the second round wasn’t. Total was like $20, not a big deal.
We get home and he starts FLIPPING OUT saying I made him look bad and because of me he’s going to lose his job. I told him that paying the tab was better than the staff going to his dad, who is doing business with them, and saying he walked out on his bill. He says he would have just handled it.