Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I Guess You Can Spot Them A Mile Away

A tourist in Rome, Italy got more than bargained for when he stopped by a bar for a beer near Rome's most famous street, Via Veneto. The unwary sightseer was charged 990 euros ($1,251 USD) by the bar owner for ONE beer, typically such a beverage would cost around 10 euros. Although obviously unfamiliar with the local currency exchange rate, the out of towner did realize that the cost was considerably out of proportion and haggled over the final price of the drink until both parties agreed on 490 euros. When he gave the bar owner his credit card to settle the bill, a charge of 990 euros was made to his account anyway. The tourist immediately sought the help of the police, but unfortunately not one officer spoke English and therefore were not able to help. Although he probably won't have that beer paid off until sometime next year (plus interest) ... he has just purchased one of the best bragging rights I have ever heard.


Blogger Slammin Jammin said...

the random commenter strikes again

May 04, 2006 7:25 AM  
Blogger JK said...

I appreciate you stopping by ... but next time why not leave a "random comment"?

May 04, 2006 8:35 PM  

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