Waste Of A Perfectly Good Signature Line

Customer copies with signature lines only serve to confuse the diner.  If it’s a carbon copy, it makes sense that the signature is there, but beyond that, I just don’t understand.   Maybe it’s there to remind people that they did, in fact, agree to pay the amount shown on the bill… you know, for those times where you are looking over your bank statement and remember eating a meal, but can’t recall whether or not you agreed to pay for it.

Does signing the customer copy make it a legally binding document?  Like can I write in a $60 tip on the restaurant copy to seem like baller, and then drop it to twenty bucks on my customer copy, sign it, and call it a day?  I’m sorry American Express.  I never authorized a $60 tip.  Sure, I can fax over the signed customer copy as proof.

If you insist on having signature lines on both the customer and merchant copies, just don’t mark one as “customer”.  Doing so is about as unnecessary as this sign.  Because, let’s be honest… if there’s a signature line on it, it doesn’t really matter which one I sign and leave at the restaurant.   I’ve tried leaving a signed customer copy at a restaurant before, in hopes to avoid paying for a meal.  Still got charged.

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Special Thanks To Amanda Davis for signing official documents prior to reading the fine print.

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