You might joke that you'd sell your soul for a takeaway after a night out, but I imagine most people don't anticipate that sale to cost the same as a month's rent.
That's exactly what happened to one poor soul who was accidentally charged £666.50 for his burger and chips after a night on the town.
Still, 35-year-old Toby found that he'd accidentally handed over hundreds of pounds more than he should have before Christmas, when he opted for a veggie burger and cheesy chips from Efe’s Kebab Kitchen to round off his night out with friends.
"We all live in different parts of the country but go back to York. We do it every year," Toby said.
“I am a non-drinker. Maybe it would be different if someone was drunk and just stumbled into to get a kebab and got it all wrong. But that’s very much not the case."
Toby covered the cost using Apple Pay on his phone, but didn't realise two extra sixes had been added to the transaction which should have cost him just £6.50.
“I just ordered a veggie burger and chips, and I looked at my bank balance a couple of days later, and I was like: “What’s going on? It’s significantly lower. It was like: “No way, this can’t be real!"
Ahmed Abdullah, the manager of Efe’s Kebab Kitchen, was shocked by the mistake and said that in 25 years of business, he'd never experienced anything like it before, The Northern Echo reports.
Abdullah fired the employee who made the mistake and contacted the card company to try and refund Toby, acknowledging even as the manager of the food truck that the burger wasn't good enough to cost £666.
The manager was told the quickest way of resolving the situation would be for Toby to come to the van and present his card for a refund, or hand over his bank details so he could send the money back via bank transfer.
Toby has claimed he gave Abdullah his bank details immediately after being overcharged, but said he was still waiting for a refund more than a month later.
In the meantime, Toby revealed that his own bank had temporarily refunded the money while it investigated the situation.
"If [Abdullah] sent me the money I could tell the bank to close the case and it's all done," Toby added.
The customer admitted that while he can 'see the funny side', he stressed that he's got bills to pay and needs the money back as soon as possible.
Abdullah has apologised for the mistake and said he wants Toby's bank to approach his own to deal with the matter.
Featured Image Credit: SWNS
Topics: Food And Drink, Money, UK News
- The English Breakfast Society fear kebab meat could soon be allowed to be part of a traditional full English
- $100k Raised For Burger King Employee Only Gifted Goodie Bag For 27 Years Service
- Junior doctors' outrage as it's revealed Pret pays more
- Roman Kemp gutted after accidentally eating special Creme Egg worth £10,000