Elderly woman visited OP’s eatery. Seats were scarce, so she waited almost an hour to talk to her child. The mom cried when she received the bill after her child never came.
The OP was worried when another waiter discussed it with the boss. Son had to pay but never showed up or canceled. The boss understood and spared her from eating expenditures.
She left a voicemail about her son’s health. Still, the woman apologized and promised to pay for her food tomorrow.
After the OP posted, some social media users felt the woman lied for free food. Many agreed with her that a con artist wouldn’t wait 45 minutes for peace. We compared dementia patients to older folks.
The OP said the woman came to pay her payment and said she forgot about the lunch date due to early dementia. A few stated they would call their mothers after the story impacted them. In an elderly customer’s challenging situation, the restaurant staff was kind.