Everyone has forked out for a late night meal after a night out and probably regretted it the day after as the digested kebab burns a hole in your asshole on its way out in the morning, but 35 year old Toby Wilson has a very different story of late night takeaway woe.
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Wilson was attending a reunion of old friends in York just before Christmas when he stopped at Efe’s Kebab Kitchen in York on his way home to pick up a veggie burger and chips. This meal should have cost him £6.50 – fairly reasonable – but somehow the restaurant ended up charging him £666.50, the number of the beast.
And somehow he just managed to pay for this without realising and wolfed down his veggie burger and fries before heading home and going to bed, only to wake up the next day and realise that he had spent a hell of a lot more than he thought on his night out. Sadly, it hasn’t been that easy for Toby to get the money back either, as he explains:
It’s very frustrating. Admittedly, at the start, it was a bit of a funny story. I thought it would be quickly sorted out and the banks would go ‘yep, it’s an error’.
But the bank is very slow at doing things. They said ‘have you got a receipt?’ The human aspect of it is I don’t. No one has a receipt for things like that.
I have a mortgage and bills to pay. It is just very worrying. The point is the money is mine, and it’s a significant amount.
Being a large conglomerate, they have rules to follow and things like that. I explained the story to them, and they essentially need him to say ‘yes, it’s happened’.
I know what you’re all thinking, that Toby was really hammered and just agreed to pay for the burger because he had no idea what he was doing, but the guy doesn’t even drink and was stone cold sober so that doesn’t explain it. The whole situation is quite bizarre though because you can’t tap your card for that amount so he would have had to put his PIN in to pay for it all and surely would have noticed that the price was way more than he was expecting to pay? Very weird situation.
Anyway, here’s hoping that Toby eventually gets his money back. It’s kind of a weird flex that the owner of the burger shop isn’t just paying it him back as it’s quite clearly a massive effect. Maybe there’s just some demonic curse on the guy that means he never gets his money back. The number of the beast.
For more of the same, check out this cheeseburger that was made out of 84 cheeseburgers. Not fit for human consumption.